‘Robin Hood’ stages a comeback!

8th March 2010

‘Robin Hood’

The weekend was spent with members of the Victorian Opera Northwest at Urmston Grammar School recording their latest venture, Macfarren’s Robin Hood.

Robin Hood was the most successful of Macfarren’s operas, being revived a year after the première production. During the late 1850’s and early 1860’s, the Robin Hood legend was a popular subject and a number of stage productions are recorded.

The current performance features a full orchestra, chorus and soloists and the successful weekend was thoroughly enjoyed by all those taking part. More information about the company can be found at Victorian Opera Northwest.

“Remembrance” The Band of the Parachute Regiment’s latest recording

4th March 2010  

“Remembrance” MHP1709

In an extremely busy start to the year we have returned from our second visit to Colchester having completed the recording aspects of two CDs which we are producing for The Band of The Parachute Regiment based at Merville Barracks in the garrison town.

The final items which have now been completed include a song written by Classic FM presenter John Brunning, entitled “When Poppies Fall”. This CD will be available for the traditional Remembrance events later this year.

The second CD features the music from the individual units who form the 16 Air Assault Brigade. Amongst others there are regiments from the Army Air Corps, the Parachute Regiment, Household Cavalry in addition to units from both Scotland and Ireland. This CD will be available in early May.

Full details of the Band can be found on the Parachute Regiment website.

Millenium Chapel Gospel Choir record second CD

6th February 2010 

The Millennium Chapel Gospel Choir”

In collaboration with RAS Audio Services we have started work on a second recording with the Millennium Chapel Gospel Choir. The earlier project, “That The World May Know” was released in the summer of 2008.

The choir, conducted by Rob Wilding, is a community based organisation centred at the Canon Slade School in Bolton and the CD will be available in the early part of June.

To learn more about the choir please visit their website at MCGC

Rolf Harris and Carol Jarvis – an unlikely duo….

10th February 2010

“Smile – Carol Jarvis”

In September last year we undertook a recording with the ladies from “Boobs and Brass” and flugel soloist John Lee with the entire proceeds from the sale of these CDs being donated to the cancer charity Breast Cancer Campaign. The success of that CD can only be described as remarkable.

Taking part in that recording was Carol Jarvis, an international trombonist, who has now launched her own solo CD “Smile”. Carol was diagnosed in 2004 with Hodgkins Lymphoma but she continues her fight with the disease with pioneering treatment whilst maintaining her position as one of the finest instrumentalists.

The CD features a number of well known titles in addition to material written especially for the release, one additional highlight is the beautiful cover image, “Golden Girl” painted by the artist Rolf Harris in support of the project. Money raised from sales will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The CD is due for release on the 25th of February but it can be pre-ordered from Divine Art. After the release date it will also be available from Macmillan Cancer Support. and for download on iTunes and Amazon.

Should you have any difficulties please contact us here and to learn more about Carol Jarvis visit her website at caroljarvis.com

Viva Musica! by the Band of the Royal Corps of Signals

13th January 2010

 “Viva Musica” MHP1509

We have now completed the work with the Band of the Royal Corps of Signals.

 The CD will be launched at a concert which will be held on Thursday 25th February 2010 at Milton Abbey in Blandford Dorset

 You can learn more about the band at their website The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals.

Belgian Nick Ost and Fodens Band CD recording

“Over The Edge” MHP1609

The work with the Belgian euphonium player Nick Ost and the Fodens Band has now been completed and the CD will be available in early February.

The recording features works by Flemish composers including François Glorieux, Roger Derongé, Bart Picqueur and Bart Watté.

The details and availabilty of the CD can be found on the Nick Ost and Fodens Band websites.

Another encouraging review from 4barsrest.com

“Scherzo Brass MHP1309”

We have had another complimentary review published on the brass band website 4barsrest.com, on this occasion the review of Scherzo Brass which was completed in August.

The review praises the repertoire and the playing but also adds:- With excellent post-production work (the recording ambience is sharp but intimate) and comprehensive sleeve notes, Scherzo has delivered a very fine debut release.

The full review can be found at 4barsrest.com.

New military band recording

“Viva Musica” MHP1509

We have just returned from Blandford in Dorset having recorded the Band of The Royal Corps of Signals.

The project was undertaken at the beautiful Milton Abbey School and the music consists of the traditional military repertoire with some fine solo and vocal contributions.

The CD will be launched in February with a concert in Milton Abbey and you can learn more about the band at their website The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals.

Latest website review of our work

“Diamond Celebration MHP309”

A comprehensive review of the Rushen Silver Band and their new CD has been published on the brass band website 4barsrest.com.

The pleasing review notes:- The post production quality is excellent too – from the ‘in house’ art work and music notes to the usual high standard of the recording itself from Music House Productions

 The full review can be found at 4barsrest.com.

Rare issue of one of Mendelssohn’s finest

“St Paul-The Tatton Singers” MHP 1809

The work on the recording of the Tatton Singers singing the Mendelssohn oratorio St Paul has been completed and the double CD of the work will be available at the next choir concert, the Annual Christmas Concert, which is being held on Saturday 12th of December.

During Mendelssohn’s lifetime, St Paul was a popular and frequently performed work. However, compared with such oratorios as Messiah, the Bach Christmas Oratorio and St Matthew Passion or even Mendelssohn’s own Elijah it has failed to maintain its place in the choral repertory and is now rarely performed in its entirety.[

It is believed that this is the first recording of the entire work sung in English and further information about the recording, the choir and their concert schedule please visit their website at The Tatton Singers.