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Music for Dog Lovers

Music for Dog Lovers

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Music for Dog Lovers
Canine Classics

This light-hearted classical collection will appeal to dog lovers as we celebrate 'man's best friend'. Music from the great composers is themed around dogs and some of the things that they do and some of their typical characteristics and traits.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1279

Classics for Cats

Classics for Cats

11 tracks 68 min
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A selection of classical music, including Rossini's incomparable 'Cat duet', compiled with cats in mind, and capturing in music the differing personalities of our feline companions. Other pieces include the 'Trout' Quintet for cats that feast, and music for hunting cats and sleeping cats.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1038

Spirit of England

Spirit of England


From 'Greensleeves' to 'Jerusalem' this selection of music in celebration of England's green and pleasant land will evoke fond memories of summer holidays, end-of-term assemblies and listening to the wireless alongside a nostalgic pride in our country and its unique heritage.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1272

Fats Domino: This is Fats & Rock and Rollin'

Fats Domino: This is Fats & Rock and Rollin'

This release presents two of Domino's finest original LPs: 'This Is Fats' (1957) and 'Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino' (1956). Both albums consist of singles from the Imperial label dating back as far as 1950.

They have been packaged together on one CD in this very special collector's edition, which also includes 8 bonus tracks from the same period.

72 min, 32 tracks including:

o It's You I Love
o Valley of Tears
o Going to the River
o Hey! Fat Man
o Blueberry Hill
o I'm Walkin'

Price    14.99

Ref: GM551

Sunday Morning Favourites

Sunday Morning Favourites

14 tracks 63 min
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Gentle classical music

'Easy on a Sunday morning....' This collection of music is perfect for making a slow start to the day. So get the Sunday papers, put the kettle on and relax with a beautiful mixture of piano and orchestral music in a slow, gentle style.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1130

A Very Fine Cat

A Very Fine Cat

28 tracks 65 min
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A Feline Celebration in Words and Music

From the 8th century Pangur Ban to Samuel Johnson's Hodge, "a very fine cat indeed!", this is a tale of cats from some of the greatest English writers read by Margaret Howard. We've added some feline music too, by Scarlatti, Tchaikovsky and others.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1106

Music for Bird Lovers

Music for Bird Lovers

Feathered classics!

A beautiful selection of classical music inspired by our feathered friends! Blue tit, robin, lark, nightingale, cuckoo, blackbird and linnet find musical expression alongside exotic pelicans, a bluebird and some imaginary birds. Listen too for the dawn chorus expressed in music and the thieving magpie!

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1269

Impressions

Impressions

12 tracks 73 min
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Gentle classical favourites to create a peaceful mood

Musical pictures of nature form the inspiration for this relaxing album of piano and orchestral masterworks by Grieg, Chopin, Beethoven and others.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1037

O, to be in England

O, to be in England

7 tracks, 63 min
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Music for a green and pleasant land

A fine collection of moving and wistful orchestral works which celebrate the English landscape and its natural beauty. English composers have always excelled at pastoral music with a hint of nostalgia: from 'the lark ascending' to the strains of 'Greensleeves' this evocative selection features some of this pleasant land's finest music.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1213

Romance of the Piano

Romance of the Piano

15 tracks 66 min
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Relaxing piano music by Brahms, Debussy, Chopin, Schubert, and more recorded on a very fine period instrument by Broadwood.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1009

The Soul of the Orient

The Soul of the Orient

9 tracks 65 min
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Tranquil Japanese music

An album which features famous Japanese composers and music from the Heian period to modern times, in a program designed to relax as the lovely, elegant music describes simple and beautiful things from nature, such as cherry blossoms, a stream, or the wind in the pine trees.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1137

Music for a Great House

Music for a Great House

17 tracks 62 min
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The splendours of a great house, its vistas and grand entrances, are captured in this programme of music from the Baroque to the Romantic, from ceremonial trumpets to drawing room virtuosity, including Handel, Telemann, Schubert, Mozart and others.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1104

Coffee Break Classics

Coffee Break Classics

9 tracks, 61 min
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Time out with relaxing music

Put your feet up, pour out a cup of coffee and listen to some beautiful music! Take a few restorative moments of calm in the company of some of the world's finest melodies: flute, harp and piano combined with orchestras in concertos by Albinoni, Mozart and Beethoven, plus some lovely Spanish music for guitar duet.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1214

Jane Austen Entertains

Jane Austen Entertains

21 tracks 68 min
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Music from her own library

'Aunt Jane began her day with music...much that she played from was manuscript, copied out by herself…' Her manuscripts survive, and this programme is drawn from them: a mixture of the light and fashionable music of the day for flute, voice and piano, recorded in her home at Chawton in Hampshire.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1187

Music for Book Lovers

Music for Book Lovers

12 tracks 62 min
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Gentle classics for reading

Gentle music makes a perfect accompaniment to reading. This selection has been chosen with the reader in mind. Many of the tracks began life with a literary theme or programme, taken from old legends, from Shakespeare's tales or from famous books. These works are interspersed with other characterful pieces which reflect a quiet mood or a scene from nature

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1194

Music for Wine Lovers

Music for Wine Lovers

12 tracks 64 min
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Vintage Classics
A glug of opera with a twist of piano and some of the classical world's best-known drinking songs are placed in the soothing ambience of refined melodies with some subtle highlights. Strauss, Brahms and Liszt...

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1202

Music for London

Music for London

20 tracks 65 min
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Music for an historic city

A musical tour of London's sights, with an atmospheric piece of music for every one. A fine reminder of a great city, from band music for changing the guard to Lloyd Webber in theatre land, and from soaring church music to popular songs from the East End.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1189

Romance of the Flute

Romance of the Flute

21 tracks 65 min
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Well-known tunes for flute and piano

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1008

Music for Food Lovers

Music for Food Lovers

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Gourmet classics

We all love cooking and eating and we all love listening to music. This CD combines both in a scintillating program of fine music for dining. Revel in the fine sound of the Symphony Orchestra, enjoy the sizzle and crackle of great music in a programme to tickle both the ears and the taste buds.
14 tracks 70 min

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1266

A Feast of Music

A Feast of Music

22 tracks 64 min
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Classical favourites for dining and entertaining

Handel, Vivaldi, Bach and Rameau; baroque orchestral works from some of the greatest composers of the eighteenth century make a perfect background of elegant but unobtrusive music to help create the right atmosphere at any dinner party.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1056

Songs for a Head Gardener

Songs for a Head Gardener

21 tracks 62 min
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Jolly songs and music for gardening

A light-hearted collection of music with a gardening theme. The scene is set with 'The sun has got his hat on' and the album continues with some great songs of the past, including 'Floral Dance', 'Trees', and 'Love in bloom'.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1094

Trafalgar

Trafalgar

12 tracks 62 min
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A Celebration of Horatio, Lord Nelson

'England expects that every man will do his duty'. Robust and hearty music for a national hero taken from the sea songs and concert hall favourites of Admiral Lord Nelson's time, specially created for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1118

Music for a Great Cook

Music for a Great Cook

21 tracks 60 min
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Classics a la carte

Cheerful music to cook by, featuring some of the best Baroque music ever! Put this album on in the kitchen, and let the inspiration fall upon you as you chop and grind, boil and fry! Twenty one tasty tracks to add an extra flavour to your methode de cuisine!

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1133

Music for a Summer Afternoon

Music for a Summer Afternoon

13 tracks 62 min
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Favourites for drifting and dreaming

The perfect programme of relaxing music for a lazy summer afternoon, wherever it is spent, indoors or out, in the garden or on the river. What could be more fitting than Coates' 'Summer Days' Suite' and Stanford's 'The Bluebird'.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1089

Music for a Lady Gardener

Music for a Lady Gardener

21 tracks 62 min
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Favourite songs for gardening

From 'Red roses for a blue Lady' to 'Come into the garden, Maude', this collection of timeless musical souvenirs will delight the lady gardener, and perhaps her husband too! Music to take the strain out of putting your back into it!

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1095

An English Country Garden

An English Country Garden

17 tracks, 63 min
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Gentle music for a quiet moment

A welcome break after a hard day's work! The lark, the ash and the English country garden are celebrated in gentle piano music and English folk song. The plaintive oboe and the haunting sounds of the lute and flute add to the atmosphere of calm and contemplation.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1219

Pax Romana

Pax Romana

15 tracks 63 min
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Peaceful music from the Age of Rome

The Romans loved music and used it both in peace and at war. This unique programme recreates the sounds that might have been heard in a Roman villa in fifth-or-sixth-century Europe, using a wide variety of instruments which were known at the time. A peaceful album, purely instrumental.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1149

Piano Classics for Garden Lovers

Piano Classics for Garden Lovers

14 tracks 63 min
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Romantic piano music chosen to evoke springtime. This relaxing programme of classics by composers such as Mendelssohn and Schumann includes such masterpieces as 'Spring Song', pastoral-style pieces and charming miniatures which describe spring and its flowers and birds in music.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1193

Jane Austen Piano Favourites

Jane Austen Piano Favourites

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'The Piano Forte often talks of you; - in various keys, tunes & expressions I allow - but be it Lesson or Country dance, Sonata or Waltz, You are really its constant theme.' (From a letter by Jane Austen to Caroline Austen, 1817.)
A further selection from Jane Austen's music library plus other popular piano pieces of the day played on a variety of fine pianos of the period.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1234

Upstairs, Downstairs

Upstairs, Downstairs

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Music from the servants' hall

Traditional tunes, witty lyrics and old instruments make music for having a good time below stairs, where life could be tough and the work was hard. But when the work was over and a holiday came round there would be singing and dancing, often with wistful reflection on a better life to come, or featuring traditional tales of Robin Hood and rich and poor.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1235

Monet

Monet

14 tracks 66 min
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Piano classics from the Age of Impressionism

Gentle piano pieces of the Impressionist period including preludes by Debussy, Satie's three 'Gnossiennes' and Ravel's neo-classics 'Sonatine'. Recorded mainly on pianos of the peiod including a large Bechstein grand of 1895.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1041

Renoir

Renoir

10 tracks 64 min
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Romantic dance classics from the Age of Impressionism

The magic of the dance in music, with an emphasis on Paris towards the end of the nineteenth century. Orchestral works by Ravel ('La Valse'), Offenbach, Berlioz and others capture the mood of Renoir's beautiful portrait of dancers. Music for dancing and dreaming.

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Ref: CDG1063

More tea Vicar?

More tea Vicar?

22 tracks 65 min
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Everythings stops for tea

Music on the theme of tea, with a hint of coffee thrown in for those who like their caffeine from beans, not leaves! A light-hearted album of old favourites and familiar songs for tongue in cheek listerning while sipping the glorious nectar which is tea!

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1135

Music for Mothers

Music for Mothers


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A charming album which combines music evoking children and childish things with music for moments of repose for a tired mum! A perfect gift for Mother's Day or any occasion, the album includes works by Mozart, Haydn and Brahms.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1065

Georgian Splendour

Georgian Splendour

25 tracks 63 min
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Music for elegant living

Includes Handel's Water Music

Price    9.99

Ref: CD807

Music for a Church Wedding

Music for a Church Wedding

18 tracks 68 mins
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An album of music for a special day.

Use this lovely collection of organ music for church weddings to make your own personal choices for your own celebration - and listen to it afterwards as an atmospheric reminder of a unique moment in your life. From Bach to Wagner, there's something to suit everybody. Inside the booklet there's plenty of advice on how to choose music to suit your mood and style and to make sure that another important element of your special day can be just that bit more personal.

Price    9.99

Ref: CDG1030

The Dancing Lawn

The Dancing Lawn

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Galileo Brothers

The Dancing Lawn is a piece in 13 parts, written and produced by The Galileo Brothers.
It was recorded in Panama City, Izmir, Culver City & The Chapel Of Our Lady Of All The Saints, Oxford on the Rooster Mobile and in London at Eastcote Studios between Easter 1998 and Michaelmas 2002.

Price    9.99

Ref: STI01

Man Jumping

Man Jumping

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Jump Cut

On its original release, Jumpcut was chosen as one the records of the year by The Times, The Guardian and The Observer. Brian Eno was quoted as saying the Man Jumping was the most important band in the world.

Price    9.99

Ref: STI02

Selling Water by the River

Selling Water by the River

Umbrella People
'fine and strutting music'.
The 20th century ended with the heat and passion of latin and cuban musics. The zeitgiest of the 21st century is urbane coolness. Umbrella People offer shades of Miles in a post-Dan landscape, echoes of Zen and Zawinal. The groove factor is high but the playing is spare, the atmosphere taut. That founders Julian Marshall and Martin Ditcham should have produced such a gorgeous first album is unsurprising. Marshall wrote Dancing in the City, a platinum selling single with Kit Hain, whilst Ditcham co-wrote Sweetest Taboo with Sade, successful in the charts for the second time recently.
Working with trumpeter's trumpeter Dick Pearce ( Dizzy Gillespie was one of his wedding guests ), Umbrella People leave the first footprints in what will be a fascinating journey.

Price    9.99

Ref: STI03

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