Latest Release: Olwen Foulkes, Directed by Handel

Olwen, Tabea and Nat in the recording session, with instruments and microphones
From right to left: Olwen, Nathaniel and Tabea, during the ‘Directed by Handel’ sessions in London.

This much anticipated debut recording by recorder player Olwen Foulkes is now in stock for immediate despatch from the BCR online storeDirected by Handel explores music and composers closely associated with Handel, rooted in London’s vibrant theatre world. There are works by Handel himself, Sammartini, Geminiani, Castrucci and JC Smith, some presented for the first time in new arrangements by Olwen. She is joined by a superb continuo team – Nathaniel Mander (harpsichord), Carina Drury (cello), Toby Carr (theorbo) and Tabea Debus (bass recorder). Click the album link below to find out more and hear audio samples.

New Release: Capilla Cayrasco, Sacred Music by Ockeghem & Josquin

Capilla Cayrasco CD cover image
Capilla Cayrasco and Eligio Luis Quinteiro – Sacred Music by Ockeghem and Josquin

Also hot off the press, and available for immediate purchase from the BCR online store is Capilla Cayrasco’s stunning debut recording.

Sacred music by Ockeghem & Josquin presents works by the two most influential Franco-Flemish composers of the early renaissance. With a distinctive unified sound, rich in colour and expression, Eligio Luis Quinteiro’s a capella ensemble is joined in two tracks by bowed instruments, an original artistic idea borrowed from Tinctoris. Sublime polyphonic works presented truly in a fresh new light and spirit. Click the link below to visit the CD page, hear high quality audio samples, and find out more.

More new albums…

Autumn 2017 saw a bumper crop of new releases. Really interesting and individual albums in many different styles. All are available to order now from our friendly online store. Click to find out more.

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, 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.