Syntagma product image, showing engraving of clavicytherium from Praetorius's Syntagma Musicum

New for Autumn 2020

Syntagma – music for clavicytherium

This new low-price download-only release by keyboard player Robin Bigwood presents a short, dazzling and varied programme of seventeenth century keyboard music played on a clavicytherium, or upright harpsichord. One of these rare instruments is illustrated in Praetorius’s 1619 Syntagma Musicum, and bears an uncanny resemblance to a surviving instrument in a Nuremberg museum: a copy of that was completed in 2010 by the harpsichord maker Malcolm Rose, and was used for this recording. One for harpsichord aficionados and all lovers of weird and wonderful musical instruments alike! (Audio files are available to download directly after purchase, in studio master quality WAV, Apple Lossless and FLAC, and high quality MP3).

Indoor Fireworks – Olwen Foulkes

Concertos, sonatas and grounds by the most fashionable composers of 18th century London – a dazzling, tuneful programme inspired by musical entertainments given at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. New generation recorder player Olwen Foulkes follows up her brilliant debut on BCR, Directed by Handel, with this colourful, passionate and fiery album.

Weston Park Cello Music

Newly-discovered, charming works for cello and harpsichord from the music collection at Weston Park, in the English midlands.

The album is in stock now, and available to order right away. Follow the link to listen to mp3 excerpts, and you can also read more about the project and see photos from the recording session last year in BCR’s blog post here.

About BCR

BCR is a great little record company based in south-west England. We make orchestral, chamber and vocal music albums, and we’ve always got interesting projects in the pipeline. We sell CDs online and ship all over the world, and you can also find our albums on iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, and all the usual download and streaming services.

Use this site to find out about our artists and their recordings, and of course to buy CDs. You can use the menu above, search, or just browse around to explore the BCR catalogue.

BCR Artists

Our artists include the award-winning UK chamber groups Passacaglia, Fontanella, Feinstein Ensemble and Bardos Band. We released the CD Love Handel, produced for the charity The Children’s Trust with Ana-Maria Rincon, Laurence Cummings, Christopher Purves, Lisa Beznosiuk and Steven Devine. Our latest releases are by renaissance choral specialists Capilla Cayrasco, vocal duo Etrusca and the superb young recorder player Olwen Foulkes.