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Canty

Canty

Canty, Scotland's only professional Medieval music group, create a beautiful soundworld full of captivating chants and haunting melodies with their unique blend of Medieval chant and contemporary music.



Tavener: Ypakoe
Tavener: Ypakoe
Celebrating the music of John Tavener, one of the best known and popular composers of his generation 

CKD 492  

Who are these Angels?
Who are these Angels?
New choral music by James MacMillan. 

CKD 383  

Carmina Celtica
Carmina Celtica
World-premiere recordings of medieval and contemporary spritual songs. 

CKD 378  

Canty, Scotland's only professional Medieval music group, was formed by Rebecca Tavener in 1998, the 900th anniversary of the birth of Hildegard of Bingen, and it comprises the regular female singers with Cappella Nova, Scotland's leading early music vocal ensemble.  As individuals, the singers bring to the group a wealth of experience, both as soloists and as members of other distinguished ensembles.  Together with regular collaborator, harpist William Taylor, they explore a unique repertoire combining Medieval music and contemporary works written specially for them. Their first CD Wings of Wisdom, featuring chant by Hildegard von Bingen and from medieval Scotland, was released on the Dorian label.  Flame of Ireland (Sanctuary Gaudeamus) was their second recording and it features world premiere recordings of 15thc Irish chant for St Brigit of Kildare.  Their third disc, Felix Femina - medieval Scottish polyphony (Sanctuary Gaudeamus) was described by Andrew McGregor as having a ‘transcendental quality that absolutely suits the music' (CD Review, BBC Radio 3).  A fourth CD, Apostle of Ireland, featuring premiere recordings of Medieval Irish chant for St Patrick, was released on the Divine Art label in March 2008.

Canty has appeared in many distinguished festivals and venues at home and abroad, including the Edinburgh Festival, Galway Early Music Festival, Spitalfields Festival, Edinburgh International Harp Festival, the International Celtic Congress (Bonn) and the National Centre for Early Music in York.  Canty has made the commissioning of new music central to its work, and composers such as John Tavener, James MacMillan and Gabriel Jackson are among the many who have already dedicated new works to the group.

"The singing is gorgeous" American Record Guide

"The combination of voices and instruments is spellbinding." Early Music Today

"Irresistibly attractive" The Daily Telegraph


For further information - www.cappella-nova.com/canty
Linn Records Nominated for Six International Classical Music Awards
02 December 2010
Linn Records is proud to announce that six Linn recordings have been nomiated for the 2011 International Classical Music Awards.
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Musicweb International
'This is an absorbing disc.'
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Lucrene New Newspaper
4 Stars
A nice review from the Swiss newspaper Lucrene.
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International Record Review
'Cappella Nova under Taverna's direction delivers performances every bit as luminous and attractive as the music itself.'
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ClassicFM Magazine
5 Stars
'superb singing & gold-standard recorded sound'
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
'...performed with elegance...'
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American Record Guide
'Linn's recorded sound is strong and reverberant, which enhances the power of the music...'
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Fanfare
'...excellently performed...'
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Choir & Organ
5 Stars
'a fine disc'


STLtoday.com
'pure, radiant singing'
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All Manner of Thing
'...sung passionately and expertly on this recording.'
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InfoDad Blog
'Pleasantly written...'
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McAlister Matheson Music
'stunning'
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allmusic.com
'Cappella Nova sings with precision and with sweet, pure tone.'
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MusicWeb International
'The singers of Canty create a beautifully blended sound...'
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Tempo
"...striking..."
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
"I thoroughly enjoyed this superiorly recorded project, and you will also."
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Gramophone
"...highly impressive and imaginative synthesis of old and new."
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Classic Examples (CKUA)
"...very highly recommended."
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OpusMusica
"En resumen, un disco interesante por la propuesta y el trabajo que hay detrás."
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International Record Review
"...this is a rich feast, yes, but one that always leaves you wanting more."
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Classic FM Magazine
4 Stars
"The voices are pure, beautifully tuned and finely balanced..."
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Gramophone
"It sounds gorgeously detailed and almost luminous...jaw-dropping"
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North London News
"...for those attuned to this gentle, atmospheric music, a CD of great charm and elegance."


The Observer
"Ethereally beautiful."
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Financial Times
4 Stars
"...an outstanding disc..."
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