Discography


 

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

TRACK LIST

1. Mortal Flesh - Anon. arr. Christian Forshaw
2. Improvisation and Chorale on “J’ain la flour” - Guillaume de Machaut arr. Christian Forshaw
Improvisation - Christian Forshaw and James Pearson
3. Love Unknown -John Ireland arr. Forshaw/Pearson
4. Down Ampney - Ralph Vaughan Williams arr. Christian Forshaw
5. Magnificat - Christian Forshaw
6. Nunc Dimittis - Christian Forshaw
7. Unknown Love - Christian Forshaw


Christian Forshaw - Saxophone
Aimée Green - Soprano
James Pearson/Alex Eadon - Organ
Choir of King's College, London
Directed by David Trendell


Forshaw's debut CD exploring the ethereal world of church music. Includes the original version of "Mortal Flesh" which has been played over 100 times on national radio in the UK.


Originally Released August 2004
re-mastered & re-released September 2010
Catalogue number ING1004

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Renouncement

TRACK LIST

1. Hereford - S.S.Wesley arr. Forshaw
2. Not so sad- J.S.Bach arr. Forshaw
3. Renouncement - Christian Forshaw
4. Mortal Flesh (Sanctuary Voices Version) -Anon. arr. Forshaw
5-7. Suite from 'Les Boréades' - J.P.Rameau arr. Forshaw
8. None But Me - J.Dowland arr. Forshaw
9-15. Songs of Sadness and Piety - Gary Carpenter


Christian Forshaw - saxophone
Grace Davidson - soprano
Steve Lodder - church organ
Ian Cape/Joby Burgess - percussion
The Sanctuary Voices
directed by James Weeks


Follow up to Sanctuary featuring the crystal soprano of Grace Davidson (The Sixteen, Tenebrae) and new works by Forshaw and Gary Carpenter.


Released April 2007
Catalogue number ING1001

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Midwinter

TRACK LIST

1. Veni Emmanuel - Anon. arr. Forshaw
2. Coventry Carol - Anon. arr. Forshaw
3. Noël Nouvelet -Anon. arr. Holland-Smith
4. Little Drummer Boy - Anon. arr. Forshaw
5. In The Bleak Midwinter - G.Holst arr. Forshaw
6. This Is The Truth - Anon. arr. Holland-Smith
7. I Wonder As I Wander - Anon. arr. Holland-Smith
8. My Dancing Day - Anon./G.Holst arr. Forshaw
9. Es ist ein' Ros' - Anon. arr. Holland-Smith
10. Wexford Carol - Anon. arr. Forshaw


Christian Forshaw
& The Sanctuary Ensemble
with Grace Davidson, soprano


Midwinter is a collection of 10 carefully crafted arrangements of seasonal songs, hymns and carols.
Very much an alternative take on the season without a sleigh bell in sight!


Released 24th November 2008
Catalogue number ING1003

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Songs of Solace

TRACK LIST

1. The Traveller - Christian Forshaw/Ella Wheeler Wilcox
2-5. Fear No More - Christian Forshaw/William Shakespeare
6. Life's Strange Waltz -Christian Forshaw
7. Idle Tears - Christian Forshaw/Lord Alfred Tennyson
8. Defiled - Christian Forshaw/Alexander Mason/Rob Farrer
9. A Time - Christian Forshaw/Ecclesiastes 3
10. Fear No More Reprises- Christian Forshaw/William Shakespeare
11-15. Anointed - Christian Forshaw/Julie Nicholson
16. The Traveller Reprise - Christian Forshaw
17. Remembrance - Christian Forshaw


Christian Forshaw - Saxophone
Grace Davidson - Soprano
Alexander Mason - Organ
Rob Farrer - Percussion
The Sanctuary Voices directed by Nigel Short


Songs of Solace is a musical response to Julie Nicholson's book "A Song for Jenny". It contains settings of text by Shakespeare, Tennyson, Wheeler Wilcox and from the book of Ecclesiastes, as well as a number of powerful songs without words.


Released July 2012
Catalogue number ING1005


Christian Forshaw - Saxophone
Grace Davidson - Soprano
Alexander Mason - Organ
Rob Farrer - Percussion
The Sanctuary Voices directed by Nigel Short


Songs of Solace is a musical response to Julie Nicholson's book "A Song for Jenny". It contains settings of text by Shakespeare, Tennyson, Wheeler Wilcox and from the book of Ecclesiastes, as well as a number of powerful songs without words.


Released July 2012
Catalogue number ING1005

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Reflections of France

TRACK LIST

1-3. Divertimento pour Saxophone Alto - Roger Boutry: 
4-8. Cinq danses exotiques pour Saxophone alto et Piano - Jean Francaix
9. Aria pour Saxophone alto et piano - Eugene Bozza
10. 12 Étude-Caprices pour Saxophone: No. XII - Eugene Bozza
11-13. Prélude, Cadence et Finale pour Saxophone Alto et Piano - Alfred Desenclos
14-15. Prelude et Saltarelle pour Saxophone Alto et Piano - Robert Plane 
16-18. Scaramouche - Darius Milhaud 
19-20. Improvisation et Caprice pour Saxophone - Eugene Bozza
21-22. Sarabande et Allegro pour Saxophone Alto et Piano - Gabriel Grovlez
23. Fantasie Impromptu pour saxophone alto et piano - Andre Jolivet


Christian Forshaw - Saxophone
Stephen De Pledge - Piano


Songs of Solace is a musical response to Julie Nicholson's book "A Song for Jenny". It contains settings of text by Shakespeare, Tennyson, Wheeler Wilcox and from the book of Ecclesiastes, as well as a number of powerful songs without words.


Released July 2008
Catalogue number ING1002

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Snow Palms: Everything Ascending


David Sheppard | Matt Gooderson |
Christian Forshaw | Megan Gooderson


Just over a year after the release of sophomore album Origin and Echo, Snow Palms return with a powerful two-track 12" - almost 18 minutes of music in total. A-side 'Everything Ascending' sees Snow Palms mainstay David Sheppard's signature glinting electronics and crystalline glockenspiels augmented by modular synths, tapes, piano and soaring vocal flights. Over ten minutes in length, this is an undulating, inexorably unfurling odyssey, oscillating seamlessly between passages of mesmeric electronic pulse, choral-enhanced minimalism and immersive, gamelan-like ambience. While there may be echoes of Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Steve Reich and Midori Takada's Mkwaju Ensemble along the way, ultimately, 'Everything Ascending' proffers a uniquely rapturous sonic realm that is pure Snow Palms. AA-side 'Circling', meanwhile, is a bold orchestral reimagining of one of the highlights from Origin and Echo. A response to their own remix of 'Cycle 12' by fellow Village Green artist and renowned film music arranger/orchestrator Matt Dunkley, this is a brilliant repositioning of Snow Palms' music in the emotion-soaked cinematic idiom.


Released February 2019
Village Green Records

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Angèle David-Guillou: Commune


London-based French composer Angèle David-Guillou makes audacious music that explores the interaction between rhythm and melody, structure and emotion, permanence and change. Her work is one of incessant dialogue between these elements, creating hypnotic compositions whose mutable internal architecture and shifting melodic accentuations immediately draw the listener in, while constantly, almost imperceptibly, disorienting auditory perception. 

It’s a compositional process that is central to the eight compelling essays on the aptly titled En Mouvement, David-Guillou’s new album, the second under her given name, but it’s an approach that was present even in her earlier singer-songwriting work as Klima, and with cult electronic art-rock band Piano Magic. Already here, her signature writing style is characterised by asymmetric bar lengths, irregular verse constructions and zoetrope-like arrangements – an approach to music as implicitly indebted to the canon of innovative rock and pop, Philip Glass’s Music With Changing Parts or early European Baroque music.


Released August 2018
Village Green Records

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Voces8: Eventide


Released February 2014
Decca

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Voces8: Lux


Released February 2015
Decca

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Howard Goodall: Invictus - A Passion


Released August 2018
Coro

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Damon Albarn: wonder.land


Released April 2016
PLG UK Frontline

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