Discography

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Arias
Title / Performers
Ensemble Brunel Ensemble
Soloist(s) Teresa Cahill, mezzo-soprano
Conductor Christopher Austin
NMC: D057
Title A Yardstick to the Stars & other chamber works
Ensemble Brunel Ensemble
Conductor Christopher Austin
NMC: NMC D065

At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners
Title / Performers
Ensemble Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral
Conductor John Scott
Hyperion: CDA66618

Birthday Piece for RRB
Title / Performers
Ensemble Brunel Ensemble
Soloist(s) Austin
The Edgr: CACD77005

Caritas
Title / Performers
Ensemble Opera North
Collins Classics: CD 13502
Title Robert Saxton
Ensemble BBC Symphony Orchestra/English Chamber Orchestra/BBC Singers/English Northern Philharmonia
NMC: NMC D102

Chacony
Title / Performers
Soloist(s) Steven Neugarten
Métier: CD92008
Soloist(s) Leon Fleisher
Sony Classical: SK48081
Title British Piano Music
Soloist(s) Steven Neugarten
Metier: MSV CD92008
Soloist(s) Steven Neugarten, piano
Metier: MSV CD92008
Ensemble Brunel Ensemble
Soloist(s) Teresa Cahill, mezzo-soprano
Conductor Christopher Austin
NMC: D057
Title A Yardstick to the Stars & other chamber works
Ensemble Brunel Ensemble
Conductor Christopher Austin
NMC: NMC D065

Chamber Symphony: The Circles of Light
Title / Performers
Ensemble London Sinfonietta / BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Oliver Knussen
EMI Classics: CDM5665302

Child of Light
Title / Performers
Ensemble Elysian Singers
Soloist(s) Matthew Morley, organ
Conductor Matthew Greenall
Continuum: CCD1043
Title There is a Spirit
Ensemble The Chapel Choir of Worcester College
Conductor Thomas Primrose
Lammas Records: LAMM195

Concerto for Orchestra
Title / Performers
Ensemble London Sinfonietta / BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Oliver Knussen
EMI Classics: CDM5665302

Concerto for Violin
Title / Performers
Ensemble BBC Symphony Orchestra / BBC Singers
Soloist(s) Tasmin Little, violin
Conductor Matthias Bamert and John Poole
Collins Classics: CD 123832
Title Robert Saxton
Ensemble BBC Symphony Orchestra/English Chamber Orchestra/BBC Singers/English Northern Philharmonia
NMC: NMC D102

Elijah’s Violin
Title / Performers
Ensemble Brunel Ensemble
Soloist(s) Austin
The Edgr: CACD77005

Eloge
Title / Performers
Ensemble Brunel Ensemble
Soloist(s) Teresa Cahill, mezzo-soprano
Conductor Christopher Austin
NMC: D057
Title A Yardstick to the Stars & other chamber works
Ensemble Brunel Ensemble
Conductor Christopher Austin
NMC: NMC D065

Fantazia for String Quartet
Title / Performers
Ensemble Brunel Ensemble
Soloist(s) Teresa Cahill, mezzo-soprano
Conductor Christopher Austin
NMC: D057
Title A Yardstick to the Stars & other chamber works
Ensemble Brunel Ensemble
Conductor Christopher Austin
NMC: NMC D065

I Will Awake The Dawn
Title / Performers
Ensemble BBC Symphony Orchestra / BBC Singers
Soloist(s) Tasmin Little, violin
Conductor Matthias Bamert and John Poole
Collins Classics: CD 123832
Title Robert Saxton
Ensemble BBC Symphony Orchestra/English Chamber Orchestra/BBC Singers/English Northern Philharmonia
NMC: NMC D102

In the Beginning
Title / Performers
Ensemble BBC Symphony Orchestra / BBC Singers
Soloist(s) Tasmin Little, violin
Conductor Matthias Bamert and John Poole
Collins Classics: CD 123832
Ensemble English Chamber Orchestra / BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Steuart Bedford / Matthias Bamert
Collins Classics: CD single 20032
Title Robert Saxton
Ensemble BBC Symphony Orchestra/English Chamber Orchestra/BBC Singers/English Northern Philharmonia
NMC: NMC D102

Invocation, Dance and Meditation
Title / Performers
Title Invocations
Soloist(s) Paul Silverthorne, viola
Black Box: BBM1058
Ensemble Brunel Ensemble
Soloist(s) Teresa Cahill, mezzo-soprano
Conductor Christopher Austin
NMC: D057
Title A Yardstick to the Stars & other chamber works
Ensemble Brunel Ensemble
Conductor Christopher Austin
NMC: NMC D065

Music to Celebrate the Resurrection of Christ
Title / Performers
Ensemble English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Steuart Bedford
Collins Classics: CD 11022
Ensemble English Chamber Orchestra / BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Steuart Bedford / Matthias Bamert
Collins Classics: CD single 20032
Title Robert Saxton
Ensemble BBC Symphony Orchestra/English Chamber Orchestra/BBC Singers/English Northern Philharmonia
NMC: NMC D102

Night Dance
Title / Performers
Title New Music with guitar vol. 4
Soloist(s) David Starobin, guitar
Bridge: BCD9022

Paraphrase on Mozart’s Idomeneo
Title / Performers
Ensemble London Philharmonic Orchestra Wind Octet
Conductor Andrew Parrott
EMI Classics: CDC 7 544242

Processions and Dances
Title / Performers
Ensemble Brunel Ensemble
Soloist(s) Teresa Cahill, mezzo-soprano
Conductor Christopher Austin
NMC: D057
Title A Yardstick to the Stars & other chamber works
Ensemble Brunel Ensemble
Conductor Christopher Austin
NMC: NMC D065

The Ring of Eternity
Title / Performers
Ensemble London Sinfonietta / BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Oliver Knussen
EMI Classics: CDM5665302

Ring, Time
Title / Performers
Ensemble Guildhall Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Conductor Peter Gane
Polyphonic Reproductions Ltd.: QPRM127D

The Sentinel of the Rainbow
Title / Performers
Ensemble London Sinfonietta / BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Oliver Knussen
EMI Classics: CDM5665302

Sonata for Piano
Title / Performers
Soloist(s) Nicholas Unwin, piano
Métier: CD92009

A Yardstick to the Stars
Title / Performers
Title A Yardstick to the Stars & other chamber works
Ensemble Brunel Ensemble
Conductor Christopher Austin
NMC: NMC D065

Music for St. Catharine
Title / Performers
Title Music for St Catherine
Soloist(s) Robert Ainslie, Organ
Opera Omnia OP374

Variation on “Somer is icumen in”
Title / Performers
Ensemble BBC Symphony Orch/Jac Van Steen
NMC D062

Locus Iste
Title / Performers
Ensemble St Catharine’s College Cambridge Chapel Choir
Soloist(s) Timothy Semken – Organ, Edward Wickham – Conductor
LAMM195D

The Child of Light
Title / Performers
Ensemble Worcester College Oxford Chapel Choir
Conductor Thomas Primrose
LAMM 195D

Was it Winter?
Title / Performers
Ensemble Worcester College Oxford Chapel Choir
Soloist(s) George Castle, Organ
Conductor Thomas Allery
VRCD066

Songs, Dances and Ellipses
Title / Performers
Ensemble Kreutzer String Quartet
MSV28507

Krystallen
Title / Performers
Performers Susan Milan, Flute
  Andrew Ball, Piano
MSV28510

The Beach in Winter-Scratby (for Tess)
Title / Performers
Performers Stephan Loges, Baritone
  Iain Burnside, Piano
NMCD150

Among the key elements of Saxton’s musical style are its clearly graspable, goal-oriented formal structure; a tonal/harmonic background (often around a single pitch), with more or less complex middleground and foreground (surface), and shifting perspectives; a penchant for bell-like sonorities; and dance-like qualities, often as an expression of Saxton’s Jewish roots. His music combines formal and technical rigour with an imaginative and engaging soundworld, while encompassing a gradual stylistic shift towards more outwardly tonal surfaces.” – Europadisc