Here are some of the commercial recordings available on CDs of John Pickard’s music. Please consider either buying them directly from the record label or from an independent specialist dealer, as they really need your support.

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John Pickard: Symphony No.5
Martyn Brabbins
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
BIS Records
BIS-2261 SACD

Now Comes Beauty
BBC Concert Orchestra
Gavin Sutherland (cond.) | * Owain Arwel Hughes (cond.)
† Rupert Marshall-Luck (vn) | ‡ Roderick Williams (bar.)
§ David Owen Norris (pf)

The English Music Festival has been in the privileged position of having some of Britain’s foremost composers writing works specifically for it, and EM Records is proud to collaborate with the BBC Concert Orchestra in bringing these exhilarating works to new audiences in a double-disc set. Sparkling and celebratory overtures are provided by award-winning composer Richard Blackford and Matthew Curtis, while Paul Carr provides gorgeous lyricism with his ‘Now Comes Beauty’ and ‘Suddenly It’s Evening’; and Philip Lane’s ‘Aubade Joyeuse’ lives up to its name. Both Christopher Wright’s ‘Legend’ and Paul Lewis’s ‘Norfolk Suite’ evoke a wonderful sense of atmosphere, while David Matthews’ ‘White Nights’ is full of searing beauty. Much-loved baritone Roderick Williams contributes to the disc in a performance of John Pickard’s ‘Binyon Songs’; while David Owen Norris is the soloist in his own effervescent Piano Concerto.

EMR CD037–38


Gaia cover

For the Iron Voice
21st Century Organ Music.
Paul Walton,
Organ of Bridlington Priory
REGCD483

Gaia cover

John Pickard: Gaia Symphony | Eden
Andreas Hanson
Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag
BIS Records
BIS2061

John Pickard: Chamber Music Volume 2
String Quartet No.1
String Quartet No.5
Brodowski Quartet
David Brodowski,Violin
Catrin Win Morgan, Violin
Felix Tanner, Viola
Reinoud Ford, Cello
Toccata Classics
TOCC0197

John Pickard: Chamber Music
Piano Trio
Violin Sonata
Insomnia for violin and piano
Chaconne for solo viola
Valedictions for cello and piano
Snowbound for bass clarinet, cello and piano
Rupert Marshall-Luck, violin and viola
Sophie Harris, cello
Ian Mitchell, bass clarinet
Matthew Rickard, piano
Toccata Classics
TOCC0150

John Pickard: Tenebrae
Piano Concerto
Sea-Change for orchestra

Tenebrae for orchestra
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
conductor: Martyn Brabbins
BIS Records
BIS – CD – 1873

The Flight of Icarus
The Spindle of Necessity

(Christian Lindberg – trombone)
Channel Firing
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
conductor: Martyn Brabbins
BIS Records
BIS – CD – 1578

Piano Trio
Chagall Trio
Campion Cameo
CAMEO 2053

Black Castles
brasspartout
conductor: Hermann Bäumer
BIS Records
BIS – CD – 1354


Eden
Black Dyke Band
conductor: Nicholas Childs
DOYEN
DOY CD205

Gaia Symphony
Buy As You View (Cory) Band
conductor: Robert Childs
DOYEN
DOY CD188

Piano Sonata
A Starlit Dome

Raymond Clarke (piano)
DIVINE ART DIVERSIONS
DDV 24111