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Working with
world-class classical music artists
and delighting listeners since 1974

Our catalogue spans 800 years of repertoire, from solo instrument and voice to full orchestra. 

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Latest releases

The Monarch's Music

This album sets the historic moment of King Charles III’s Coronation firmly within the rich tapestry of music and monarchs past. Recorded amidst the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022, the programme transports us to points when the link between the British monarchy and music has been concretised – from coronations to royal weddings to more subtle stories of royal intervention – all the while celebrating the musical output of composers who have flourished alongside royal endorsement.

CRD is thrilled to be sharing this sparkling collaboration between The Household Cavalry Band and The Choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, masterfully led by Major Paul Collis-Smith and James Vivian.

A celebration of the link between
music and monarchy

The Music of Ernest Kaye

This EP tells the story of prolific musical talent passing down the generations. Rising stars Mark Nathan (baritone), Carolyn Holt (mezzo soprano) and Simon Nathan (orchestrator) bring largely unknown works from Ernest Kaye’s vast œuvre to life with the support of the exuberant playing of the Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Toby Purser.  The tracks take us on a journey from the blooming shores of Tresco to intricate settings of Shakespeare and haunting Hebrew laments. Ernest Kaye was an outstanding pianist who had an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of classical music. He was passionate about playing the piano and passionate about composing. CRD is delighted to be working with Ernest Kaye’s family to bring this astonishing repertoire to listeners.

Rameau in the organ loft


Edward Higginbottom is joined by rising star soprano, Holly Teague and percussionist, Felix Higginbottom as he takes Rameau’s most theatrical compositions into the organ loft and ‘reimagines’ their performance, meanwhile taking us on a journey through exotic landscapes and arresting scenes.

Classical music, Rameau Reimagind by Edward Higginbottom

Edward Higginbottom

Holly Teague (soprano)

Beethoven's Passion


Virginia Black returns to the keyboard and her lifelong love: Beethoven’s piano sonatas. The 3 sonatas programmed here afford us a window onto Beethoven’s life and his increasing struggle with hearing loss. We meanwhile experience Beethoven at his best: breaking the rules of the sonata form.

Classical music, Beethoven’s piano sonatas by Virginia Black Piano

Virginia Black

Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music

Celebrating fine instruments and narrating London


“When considering what to record on this disc, I decided to focus on music close to my heart– the wonderful and varied music of Great Britain, from both past and present. A combination of works originally for organ and transcriptions for the instrument allowed me to explore the full tonal palette of the instrument and tease out all that the organ has to offer…” – Benjamin Sheen –

Classcial music, In London Town, Benjamin Sheen

Benjamin Sheen, Debut

Director of Music, Jesus College, Cambridge
(Former Sub-Organist of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford)

Returning to the canon through repertoire and audio

Classical music Mozart’s canons, Maya Magub

Maya Magub


“Magub’s arrangements for strings of Mozart’s canons in two and three parts, recorded here for the first time, are delightful, their wit and charm magnified by high-spirited performances and a close-mic’d sound that ideally suits immersive listening through headphones…”

– Apple Music

More from
Maya Magub and CRD

“spirited and compelling music-making to savour” – International Record Review
(The Duos for Violin and Viola – Mozart and Michael Haydn)

“polished, stylish performances”
– Gramophone
(Telemann – 12 Fantasias for Solo Violin)

CRD in Oxford

The Choir of Keble College, Oxford | The Instruments of Time & Truth

“a disc to savour” – Martin Clarke, Organist’s Review
(Ave Rex Angelorum)

“sung exquisitely” – Gramophone
(Ceremonial Oxford)

Trust the critics

...This disc best shows what CRD were about, furthering the musical byways when the main companies were still largely trudging merrily along the highways...
Stuart Sillitoe – Music Web International
In response to Berwald and Wilkmanson String Quartets CRD3361
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