Recordings

Three CDs recorded by The William Byrd Singers are available for purchase by post, email or telephone: for details see the Contact page.

Stabat Mater

The William Byrd Singers, directed by Stephen Wilkinson
Jeffrey Makinson organ

Domenico Scarlatti’s extraordinary masterpiece for ten voices, recorded at a concert in the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester on 26 February 2006.

“The music is by turns compulsively compassionate and touchingly tender... Bach would have loved it – not least because its astonishing intellectual skill is the servant of the expression of infinite joy.” — Stephen Wilkinson’s sleeve notes.

The Best of the Byrds

The William Byrd Singers, directed by Stephen Wilkinson

Wilkinson (arr): As I walked out
McCabe: Visions
Wilkinson (arr): Rowing down the Tide
Wilkinson: Betjeman's Bells
Wilkinson (arr): The Lark in the Clear Air
Siberia (McCabe)
Wilkinson (arr): The Piper o' Dundee
Ellis: Sequentia in tempore Natali Sancti
Wilkinson: That Time of Year (soloist John Powell)

C H H Parry: Songs of Farewell

My soul, there is a country

I know my soul hath power

Never weather-beaten sail

There is an old belief

At the round earth's imagined corners

Lord, let me know mine end

The St John Passion

The William Byrd Singers and Capriccio, directed by Stephen Wilkinson

Sarahjane King soprano
Clare Wilkinson Mezzo

Michael Bennet tenor Evangelist
Nicholas Mulroy tenor

Mark Rowlinson bass

Leandro Silvera cello continuo

Jonathan Scott organ continuo

Highlights from The St John Passion by J S Bach, recorded at a concert in the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester on 18th March 2001.

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