A Land So Luminous: Music by Kenneth Hesketh, Richard Causton (2016)

The Continuum Ensemble, Philip Headlam, conductor

Mary Bevan, soprano, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin, Douglas Finch, piano, Lisa Nelsen, flute and Joseph Spooner, cello

Prima Facie PFCD051

‘doubly worthwhile’

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer

‘the Continuum Ensemble and guests brilliantly sing and play a range of attractive pieces‘

Stephen Pettitt, The Sunday Times

‘an album of wit, colour and imagination’

Francis Wilson, BBC Music Magazine

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Photography, Errollyn Wallen (2016)

The Continuum Ensemble, Philip Headlam conductor;

Matthew Sharp cello; Orchestra X, Nicholas Kok conductor

Quartet X; Tim Harries, bass guitar

NMC D221

‘Gritty, free-wheeling, exuberant … a freshness I found very persuasive‘

BBC Radio 3 Record Review

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Poles Apart: The Chamber Music of Roger Smalley (2004)

Douglas Finch, piano

Philip Headlam, conductor, The Continuum Ensemble

NMC D083

‘Acclaimed for their recording of Errollyn Wallen’s music, The Continuum Ensemble prove equally adept here….in command of the writing‘

Richard Whitehouse, Gramophone

‘The performances are superb‘

International Record Review

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Errollyn Wallen: The Girl in My Alphabet (2002)

Douglas Finch, Piano, Patricia Rozario, Soprano,

Matthew Sharp, cello, Philip Headlam, conductor,

The Continuum Ensemble

Avie AV0006

‘It is an energetic, ebullient flight of fancy, wonderfully scored. Philip Headlam conducts The Continuum Ensemble with precision but also the perfect willingness to be a little rough around the edges when necessary‘


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Armida, music and libretto by Judith Weir (2005)

A music drama created and broadcast for Channel 4 Television. A thrilling contemporary love story set in a war zone, the opera charts the passionate relationship between Armida, a television journalist and Rinaldo, an army officer.

Margaret Williams, director; Michel Baudour, director of photography.


Talise Trevigne, Kenneth Tarver, Grant Doyle, Olivier Dumait, Dean Robinson, Nicholas Folwell and Donna Bateman;

Philip Headlam, conductor, The Continuum Ensemble

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