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Voices of Praise - 4CD set - SAVE £20

Voices of Praise - 4CD set  - SAVE 20

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67 tracks
Around 4 hours of music

A collection of favourite hymns, plainchant, motets and anthems
From the restful sounds of timeless plainchant to the soaring sounds of great cathedral choral music and hymns for the church's year. A selection to soothe and lift the spirits!

Price    4.99

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Gloria 2CD set - SAVE £12

Gloria 2CD set - SAVE 12

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39 tracks 126 min
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2 CD set in an elegant, book-like package.
A refined selection from the best of our Christmas music, performed by the pick of the traditional Oxford choirs on our label. There is music from the Middle Ages to modern times (including some twentieth century favourites), with an emphasis on the English choral tradition. Gloria comes with detailed notes on the history of Christmas music in England.

Price    2.99

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Latin Beat - SAVE £8

Latin Beat - SAVE 8

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14 tracks 55 min
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Dance, dance, dance! This music will have you moving in no time, its infectious good humour blowing away all the cobwebs. We may not all be TV stars, but we can all still enjoy the style and rhythm of this great music. Evocative titles and fast paced music bring the sounds and scents of the real Cuba to life.

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Music for a Goddess - SAVE £8

Music for a Goddess - SAVE 8

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11 tracks 64 min
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Great opera and orchestral classics for an indulgent moment

Soothing and uplifting music for a goddess (domestic or otherwise). An album of music to help get away from it all, bathed in orchestral bliss with works by Mozart, Puccini and Beethoven inspired by feminine perfection.

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Oscar Peterson: Jazz Manifesto (2 CD Pack) SAVE £5

Oscar Peterson: Jazz Manifesto (2 CD Pack)  SAVE 5

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All time great recordings, from this jazz piano virtuoso's repertoire, from the 1940s to '90s.

2-CD set, 155 min, 49 tracks including:

o Let's Fall in Love
o The Lady is a Tramp
o Cheek to Cheek
o It Ain't Necessarily So
o Just One of Those Things
o These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
o I Get A Kick Out Of You
o Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
o Sweet Georgia Brown

Price    4.99

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Fairy Music - SAVE £8.99

Fairy Music - SAVE 8.99

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17 tracks 67 min
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Classical music by great composers inspired by fairies

Music inspired by fairies and fairy tales, from the magical soundworld of Mendelssohn's Scherzo from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker', fairy tales from Rimsky Korsakov's 'Sheherazade', and Debussy's evocative 'Dance of Puck'.

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Away in a Manger - SAVE £7

Away in a Manger - SAVE 7

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36 tracks 53 min
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A children's nativity
Margaret Howard

Christmas carols and Christmas songs for children with Margaret Howard and friends reading Christmas poems. Discover what the ox and the ass really felt, and hear the sheepdog's report on what really happened to the shepherds and their flocks!

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Louis Armstrong with Edmond Halls All Stars SAVE £5

Louis Armstrong with Edmond Halls All Stars SAVE 5

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A collection of concert performances and radio broadcasts from 1947, of Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars group of musicians.
65 min, 22 tracks including:

o Ain't Misbehavin'
o Back O'Town blues
o Heebie Jeebie
o Storyville Blues

Price    4.99

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Songs from the Taverne - SAVE £7

Songs from the Taverne - SAVE 7

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22 tracks 60 min
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Ballads and songs from the time of Chaucer

Lively and cosmopolitan, these songs and ballads are performed in an authentic style using period instruments. The songs, including 'Sumer is icumen in' and 'Angelus ad Virginem', would have been familiar to Chaucer's pilgrims as they journeyed to Canterbury.

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Roy Orbison: Greatest Hits (3 CD Set) SAVE £7

Roy Orbison: Greatest Hits (3 CD Set) SAVE 7

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59 original recordings from ‘The Big O' digitally remastered.
145min CD, 59 tracks including:

Crying
Only The Lonely
Running Scared
Bye Bye Love
Pretty One
This Kind Of Love
Dream Baby

Price    7.99

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Christmas with the Salvation Army SAVE £7

Christmas with the Salvation Army SAVE 7

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3 CD BOXED SET
A rousing festive compilation from the Salvation Army's finest brass and vocal performances, including classic carols and other popular Christmas tunes.

Joy To The World
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Mary’s Boy Child
Silent Night
Ding Dong! Merrily On High
Away in a Manger

190 mins.

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Andre Rieu Celebrates Christmas SAVE £7

Andre Rieu Celebrates Christmas SAVE 7

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The charismatic Dutch master violinist brings his distinctive style to some Christmas favourites and classic waltzes in this festive compilation. Includes Christmas medleys, traditional carols, polkas, marches and waltzes, from 'Silent Night' and 'Radetzky-Marsch' to 'Eine Kleine Salonmusik'. 34 tracks. 135 mins

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A Garden of Music - SAVE £7

A Garden of Music - SAVE 7

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24 tracks 62 min
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A rich collection of music from the medieval world

From the sounds of girls' voices to quiet instrumental moments, songs of love and devotion fill this album with the atmosphere of the medieval world and its exotic gardens. The music is taken from medieval manuscripts in museums and libraries around the world.

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The Greatest Ever Sixties Pop SAVE £7

The Greatest Ever Sixties Pop SAVE 7

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3 CD BOXED SET
60 classic tracks from the swinging sixties, including;-

It's Not Unusual (Tom Jones)
Reach Out I'll Be There (Four Tops)
Cathy's Clown (Everly Brothers)
Puppet on a String (Sandie Shaw)
I'm a Believer (Monkees)
Baby Love (Supremes)

166 mins.

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Great Ballet Classics - SAVE £7

Great Ballet Classics - SAVE 7

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13 tracks 67 min
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A celebration of dance and ballet in a memorable programme of musical highlights from the world of theatre, performed by some of the world's great orchestras.

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Downton Abbey: The Ultimate Collection

Downton Abbey: The Ultimate Collection

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Re-live your favourite Downton moments in award-winning composer John Lunn's original music for the series. Comprising 36 tracks spanning all six series, performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London. Run time 109 mins.

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World Christmas - SAVE £8

World Christmas - SAVE 8

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18 tracks 63 min
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The universal language of music is never so important as at Christmas. From East and West, North and South, these carols are simple, clear and moving, whether played on an exotic North American flute, or in the voice of a French child invoking 'Papa Noel'. And why not have the rhythms of the West Indies rub shoulders with a South American harp? The message is the same: the timeless joy of Christmas.

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British Dance Bands SAVE £10

British Dance Bands SAVE 10

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Original digitally re-mastered recordings from the Golden age of British Dance band music, from such greats as Joe Loss, Henry Hall, Billy Cotton and Lew Stone. 6 hours 10 min 5-CD set, 124 tracks, including:

o Love Is The Sweetest Thing
o You're The Top
o Someday, Sweetheart

Price    9.99

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Nat King Cole - SAVE £7

Nat King Cole - SAVE 7

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Nat 'King' Cole owed his stellar international reputation to his soft baritone, although before he started singing professionally he was already an accomplished jazz pianist. This album of his later vocal hits, from 'Unforgettable' to 'Mona Lisa' and 'Million-dollar baby' reveals a wonderful musician at work. A film star and idol of the 50s, he was feted by public and politicians alike, not least for his pioneering TV shows.

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The Magic Of Andre Rieu

The Magic Of Andre Rieu

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The Dutch rock star of classical music performs waltzes, marches, medleys and more in this 2 CD compilation of studio and concert recordings. 120 min 2-CD set, 29 tracks including:

o Radetzky-Marsch
o Blue Danube
o Emperor Waltz
o Auld Lang Syne
o Cachucha Galopp, Op. 97

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Desert Island Discs

Desert Island Discs

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3 CD GIFT PACK
Commemorating 70 years of the much-loved Radio 4 programme, here are 40 classical castaway favourites from across the years selected by an incredible range of guests. Also includes the nostalgic Desert Island Discs theme.
40 tracks including:

The Blue Danube Waltz (Strauss)
Clair de Lune (Debussy)
Nimrod - Enigma Variations (Elgar)
Violin Concerto - Adagio (Brahms)
Piano Concerto - Adagio (Grieg)
Messiah Hallelujah Chorus (Handel)

Price    9.99

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A Night at the Movies - 3 CD set - SAVE £10.00

A Night at the Movies - 3 CD set - SAVE 10.00

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3 CD BOXED SET
Over 50 hits featured in movies from the ‘50s to the ‘90s.
All original recordings. 57 tracks including:

Ghostbusters (Ray Parker Jr.)
9 to 5 (Dolly Parton)
Suicide Is Painless (From M*A*S*H)
The James Bond Theme (John Barry)
The Pink Panther Theme (Henry Mancini)
Footloose (Kenny Loggins)

219 mins.

Price    4.99

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Christmas Collection - 12 CD SET - SAVE £20

Christmas Collection - 12 CD SET - SAVE 20

WAS £29.99 - NOW £9.99

A bumper collection of 210 easy listening songs and instrumentals to play around the Christmas tree. Featuring favourites such as ‘Jingle Bells’, ‘Silent Night’, ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’, ‘Auld Lang Syne’, ‘Away in a Manger’, and of course, Bing’s ‘White Christmas’.
12 CDs.

Price    9.99

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Constable - SAVE £8

Constable - SAVE 8

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13 tracks 60 min
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Great Music from the Age of English Landscape

Beautiful music evoking the lost idyll of Constable's pastoral landscapes. Music byBeethoven and Mozart rpovides the period feel alongside gentle flute and piano pieces by Sterkel and Pleyel.

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The Christmas Story - SAVE £8

The Christmas Story - SAVE 8

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25 tracks 65 min
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Told in great words and music

An inspiring anthology of great poetry and prose read by the BBC's Margaret Howard, and Bernard Palmer, and music ancient and modern sung by the Harlow Chorus. An album all the family will enjoy.

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Handel Suites 1-5 - SAVE £7

Handel Suites 1-5 - SAVE 7

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23 tracks 78 min
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Martin Souter

The 1720 William Smith harpsichord
The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Oxford

Price    2.99

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Henry Purcell Suites - SAVE £7

Henry Purcell Suites - SAVE 7

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39 tracks 70 min
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Martin Souter

The 1700 Joseph Tisseran harpsichord
The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Oxford

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A Fairy Fantasy - 2 CD set - SAVE £10

A Fairy Fantasy - 2 CD set - SAVE 10

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42 tracks
Around 2 hours of music

Music & verse of Fairyland

In praise of fairies; classical music by the great composers inspired by fairies. Works by Mendelssohn, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky and Debussy and poetry by Shakespeare, Herrick, Keats and others.

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Westlin Winds/Music for the Highlands and Islands 2CDs - SAVE £12

Westlin Winds/Music for the Highlands and Islands 2CDs - SAVE 12

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29 tracks - around 2 hours of music

A relaxing musical tour of the highlands and islands with distant pipes and harps, the music of the sea and waves themselves and the voices of monks chanting in a quiet kirk.

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My Heart's in the Highlands/The Scottish Musical Spirit 2CDs - SAVE £12

My Heart's in the Highlands/The Scottish Musical Spirit 2CDs - SAVE 12

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47 tracks - around 2 hours of music

Inspiring music, from the beautiful sounds of the clarsach and some moving and breathtaking 'piobaireachd', played by one of Scotland's leading pipers, to the sounds of monks in an ancient Scottish abbey.

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Oriental Garden - SAVE £7

Oriental Garden - SAVE 7

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15 tracks 62 min
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The romance of the East in music

All the mystery, exoticism and romance of the East is found in this glorious evocation of an oriental garden. The music includes the lush harmonies of 'Sheherazade', the passion of Delibes' 'Lakme' and the heady excitement of Saint-Saens' 'Baccanale'.

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Timeless India - SAVE £8

Timeless India - SAVE 8

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8 tracks 57 min
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Music from the ancient Tamil and Carnatic tradition. This music for a small ensemble is centred around the astonishing vocal talents of one of the world's leading Carnatic singers. Voice and instruments praise Lord Shiva, (tracks 4 & 10 are based on the same melody), using the traditional rags and talas of the classical musical tradition of Southern India . Lively tracks begin the album, but the final long track draws us into a meditation and asks us to be still and quiet as the soloist intones an hypnotic prayer.

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Country Living - SAVE £7

Country Living - SAVE 7

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21 tracks 68 min
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A Musical Tour of Rural Memories

Favourite tunes from the world of broadcasting, along with some of the best of British light music create an album with a distinctly country flavour, from Barwick Green (The Archers) to The Sleepy Lagon (Desert Island Discs). A delightful evocation of English country life.

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A Fairy Fantasy - SAVE £7

A Fairy Fantasy - SAVE 7

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26 tracks 60 min
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Music & verse of fairyland

'Over hill over dale, through bush, through briar ...' An atmospheric album of favourite poetry and music on the theme of fairies, including music by Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and Purcell, and poetry from Shakespeare, Herrick and Keats. Children will love it but so will the grown-ups!

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A Gift to be Simple - SAVE £8

A Gift to be Simple - SAVE 8

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34 tracks 62 min
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Music for Early America

The pioneering spirit of the first explorers of the United States of America, from their own music from the earliest times to superb evocations of their lives, times and tunes from famous American composers of the twentieth century. Ainsworth Psalms, the Bay Psalter, Ives, Copland, Coolidge and more.

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Beautiful Dreamer - SAVE £7

Beautiful Dreamer - SAVE 7

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13 tracks 61 min
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Music of America's Gilded Age

Music from America's brilliant period, from the end of the Civil War to the second decade of the 1900s, reflected in an album of piano music and songs. Edward Macdowell and others wrote music of great beauty and refinement: and there are songs from Stephen Foster, and early ragtime too, in the works of Joplin and others.

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Americana - SAVE £7

Americana - SAVE 7

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10 tracks 60 min
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The American Dream

The biggest and best of America's music from the National Anthem to Copand's stunning 'Fanfare for the Common Man' and some of Sousa's famous marches, including 'The Stars and Stripes Forever'. A program which evokes the wide-open spaces of the American landscape and the optimism of the American people.

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Under an American Sky - SAVE £8

Under an American Sky - SAVE 8

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17 tracks 66 min
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Music for the wide open spaces

Great things are done when men and mountains meet (William Blake)
From Charles Ives to classic Coolidge, this program of evocative American music captures the essence of the American spirit and its relationship to the landscape.

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American Impressions - SAVE £8

American Impressions - SAVE 8

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18 tracks 61 min
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Piano music by American composers

Contrasting music rooted, like American painting of the late nineteenth century, in the European and American tradition: Charles Griffes was the first American 'Impressionist' composer while Macdowell took the American landscape and its scenes as his inspiration.

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A Gift for a King - SAVE £8

A Gift for a King - SAVE 8

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15 tracks 60 min
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Magdala directed by David Skinner

Sacred music from the Florence of Leonardo, recorded in a church on a Florentine hill close to Michelangelo's fortifications, not far from the famous cathedral and its baptistery where this music was performed in the sixteenth century. A rich choral sound, great music and an atmospheric recording by Oxford's finest mixed-voice choir.

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A Musical Moment - SAVE £7

A Musical Moment - SAVE 7

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8 tracks 63 min

Profound music for contemplation

Quiet music crossing four centuries, from the calm lute of the sixteenth century to the rich harmonies of the nineteenth, in a programme of some of the most profound music ever written. Long adagios contrast with a series of short but moving pieces. Music by JS Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler and others.

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A Christmas Collection - SAVE £7

A Christmas Collection - SAVE 7

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16 tracks 64 min
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Favourite songs and carols

An unusual compilation of Christma music - from orchestral to instrumental, from carols to songs, from medieval to modern. Great variety - something for all the family round the tree on Christmas Eve.

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Impressions of Christmas - SAVE £8

Impressions of Christmas - SAVE 8

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14 tracks 62 min
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Musical footsteps in the snow

A musical impression of Christmas and the time of snow with contributions from choirs, orchestras, children, instrumentalists and carol singers

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Time & Tide - SAVE £7

Time & Tide - SAVE 7

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8 tracks 65 min
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Calming Classics

A day by the sea; but there's not a kiss-me-quick hat or stick of rock in sight! Instead, imagine sitting on the cliff top or harbour wall listening to the ebb and flow of the sea as captured in this album of tranquil music, all of which takes the ocean as its theme, or which flows elegantly like the sounds of the waves themselves!

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Scotland the Brave /A Pageant of Celtic Music 2CDs - SAVE £12

Scotland the Brave /A Pageant of Celtic Music 2CDs - SAVE 12

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O, wail for the mighty in battle,
Loud lift ye the Coronach strain;
For Hector, the Hero, of deathless fame,
Will never come back again.

The landscapes of Scotland, its myths, legends and heroes, are recalled and lamented in two atmospheric programmes of powerful music for pipes, clarsach, voices and instruments.

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Sanctus 2CD set - SAVE £10

Sanctus 2CD set - SAVE 10

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29 tracks 138 min
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2 CD set in an elegant, book-like package.
Sacred choral music from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance sung by Magdala directed by David Skinner.
Music from both manuscript and printed sources of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; a mix of English and Italian polyphony with music from all corners of the Holy Roman Empire, including Robert Fayrfax's splendid Mass Tecum principium.

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Gothic 2CD set - SAVE£10

Gothic 2CD set - SAVE10

WAS £14.99 - NOW £4.9937 tracks 134 min
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2 CD set in an elegant, book-like package.
Sacred and secular music from one of Britain's greatest historic and artistic periods. This collection of music features some of the greatest English composers of the age, including the royal composers Henry VI and Henry VIII, along with their court and chapel musicians. Choral tracks are sung by Magdala, Oxford's leading mixed-voice choir, directed by Dr David Skinner, or by The Oxford Girls' Choir.

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Spirit of Discovery - SAVE £8

Spirit of Discovery - SAVE 8

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6 tracks 60 min
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Music for the armchair traveller

A programme of music with a nautical theme, and of travelling the world. Mystical tales of the sea, stories of derring-do, of voyages calm or otherwise, of billowing waves and the sea spray, the tang of the salt air

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Music for My Lady - SAVE £8

Music for My Lady - SAVE 8

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25 tracks 63 min
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18th century chamber music

Songs of love from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, performed with the gentle accompaniment of the lute. Violin solos and harpsichord and viol consort music complete this programme of 'delightes', chosen to be a gentle musical 'portrait of a lady'.

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Van Gogh - SAVE £7

Van Gogh - SAVE 7

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8 tracks 60 min
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Musical Landscapes of Impressionism

Van Goch's intense paintings of rural France have inspired this programme of musical landscapes from Bizet's 'Arlesienne' to Mussorgsky's visions from 'Pictures at an Exhibition'. Exciting orchestral music in fine performances.

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Opera Classics - SAVE £7

Opera Classics - SAVE 7

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16 tracks 65 min
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Great performances of favourite arias

The greatest operatic arias from historic performances of the twentieth century. Cruso, Tetrazzini and Bjorling are just a few of the incomparable artists that can be heard in music ranging from 'Your tiny hand is frozen' from Puccini's 'La Boheme' to Bizet's unforgettable 'Pearl Fishers' duet.

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Ain't Misbehavin' - 2 CD boxed set - SAVE £10

Ain't Misbehavin' - 2 CD boxed set - SAVE 10

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43 tracks Around 2 hours of music

Songs and Dance Music from the 1920s and '30s
Foot-tapping fun and frolics. This collection will make those toes itch to be dancing. Classic love songs and sophisticated dance tunes are performed by original artists - Fats Waller, Marlene Dietrich, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and more.

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The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 2CD set - SAVE £12

The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 2CD set - SAVE 12

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23 tracks 130 min
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Martin Souter

1983 virginals by David Law and other unusual keyboard instruments.

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge houses one of the world's most important manuscripts of keyboard music. The music was composed by England's greatest composers of the early seventeenth century and ranges from erudite fantasias to exquisite arrangements of popular songs and dances. Both these types can be heard on this album, along with the conventional pairing of slow and fast dances, the pavan and galliard.

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Jane Austen Entertains - 2CD set - SAVE £10

Jane Austen Entertains - 2CD set - SAVE 10

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44 tracks
Around 2 hours of music

Music from her own library

Jane Austen's piano favourites played on pianos of the period are joined with a programme of fashionable chamber music of the day for flute, voice and piano from her own library.

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Rule Britannia - 3 CD boxed set - SAVE £11

Rule Britannia - 3 CD boxed set - SAVE 11

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51 tracks Around 3 hours of music

Stirring Songs and Patriotic Music
Stirring music to make the spine tingle from great military band music to trumpets, drums and soaring choral voices. This collection has a 'Last Night of the Proms' feel and features music by great English composers Elgar, Handel, Holst, Walton and others.

Price    7.99

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Songs for William Shakespeare - 3 CD set - SAVE £14

Songs for William Shakespeare - 3 CD set - SAVE 14

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104 tracks
Around 3 hours of music

'If music be the food of love, play on'

Authentic music from Shakespeare's plays and readings of his beautiful sonnets with musical interludes. Instrumental music and splendid singing.

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Great Music from the Court of Henry VIII -3 CD set - SAVE £14

Great Music from the Court of Henry VIII -3 CD set - SAVE 14

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56 tracks
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Around 3 hours of music

Music to celebrate a Tudor court

Great choral music, vocal ensemble and music for lute and clavichord combine in this collection from the age of chivalry and bring to life music the King would have known, played and even composed himself.

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In Ages Past - 2 CD set - SAVE £12

In Ages Past - 2 CD set - SAVE 12

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43 tracks
Around 2 hours of music

Favourite hymns and music for Evensong

A collection of timeless Victorian favourite hymns taken from an early edition of 'Hymns Ancient & Modern' joined with the calming and traditional liturgy and choral music of Evensong.

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Flaming June - SAVE £8

Flaming June - SAVE 8

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10 tracks 63 min
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English songs and music for summer

The intenisty and passion of this painting by Frederic, Lord Leighton, is matched in superb performances of early twentieth-century English art songs and music including 'June' by Quilter and works by Delius, Howells and others.

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Gainsborough - SAVE £8

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11 tracks 62 min
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Portraits in Music - Classics of the period

Grest musical portraits of people and places from the time of Gainsborough. Schubert's 'Rosamunde' and Beethoven's 'Emperor' rub shoulders with Haydn's London and Mendelssohn's Scotland. An entirely orchestral programme

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Forever England - SAVE £7

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18 tracks 60 min
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Music for a Green and Pleasant Land

From the Lincolnshire poacher to the famous floral dance, this album is a celebration of the English countryside. Folksy and nostalgic, it provides a gazeteer of favourite English places: those quiet corners where life, even in today's hectic world, has seemed to stand still.

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A Child is Born - SAVE £8

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20 tracks 70 min
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Carols and music for Christmas

A programme of music spanning a thousand years of Christmas celebrations, from the evocative meideval plainchant of the Sarum rite to the warmth and joy of modern Christmas carols. Ethereal choirs from Oxford and Cambridge contrast with robust organ music and some famous and well-loved carols such as 'Away in a manger'.

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9 tracks 53 min
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The mystery of Egypt in classical music

An exotic collection of classical music which evokes the mysterious world of classical Egypt. These major works have all been chosen for their great tunes, rich harmonies and colourful orchestrations and they bring a far-off world to life in a vibrant and exciting way. Verdi, Debussy, Saint-Säens and others in some of their most colourful and imaginative compositions.

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21 tracks 66 min
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Chamber music by Handel & Stanley played on instruments of the period

A collection of chamber music from Georgian England by the leading composers of the day. The programme includes a chamber version of Handel's 'Water Music' transcribed by The Gift of Music® team from an eighteenth century manuscript in Christ Church, Oxford. Other highlights include popular music from London's pleasure gardens including a beautiful flute solo by John Stanley.

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8 tracks, 62 min
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Music for Pomp & Circumstance
Grand music for coronations, for ceremonial occasions, for matters of state and for formal dancing brought together in this special album. 400 years of quintessentially British music, from Matthew Locke to Eric Coates, centred around the peerless style of Sir Edward Elgar, whose 'Pomp & Circumstance' marches are familiar to us all.

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Nostalgic music for the armchair athlete

Saturday afternoons on the terraces, the thwack of leather on willow, warm beer and boating, a day at the races: all are conjured up by this nostalgic and entertaining album of sporting musical favourites from bygone times. We kick off with the 'Grandstand' theme and call time a whole hour later!

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