George Guest

George Guest, Stephen Cleobury, Philip Ledger - Vivaldi: Glorias, Dixit Dominus, Magnificat, Beatus Vir (1994)

George Guest, Stephen Cleobury, Philip Ledger, Wren Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Vivaldi: Glorias, Dixit Dominus, Magnificat, Beatus Vir (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 589 Mb | Total time: 57:44+68:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 443 455-2 | Recorded: 1976, 1981, 1986

Vivaldi's sacred music is not so famous as that of his contemporaries Bach and Handel, so this is a bargain opportunity to catch up. You might think Vivaldi's playful, virtuoso Italianate character and Catholic context would produce radically different music, but in George Guest's urgent readings, the mixture of restrainedly exultant choruses and austerely beautiful arias are near-identical to Bach.
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, George Guest - Fauré, Duruflé: Requiem (1994) (Repost)

Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, George Guest - Fauré, Duruflé: Requiem (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 149:21 | 612 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Decca | Catalog: 426 486-2

Both Duruflé and Fauré wrote their Requiems for choir and organ first. The orchestrations were afterthoughts bending to the excesses of public appeal and publishers' demands, at least that's what I was taught in college. Both works can be wonderful with orchestra and on this CD, the consistently excellent St. Martin in the Fields gives a beautiful interpretation of the Fauré Requem with orchestra.
George Guest, St John's College Choir, Roger Norrington, Schutz Choir - Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Bononcini: Stabat Mater (1995)

George Guest, St John's College Choir, Roger Norrington, Schütz Choir - Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Bononcini: Stabat Mater (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 645 Mb | Total time: 141:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 443 868-2 | Recorded: 1966, 74, 78, 80

This anthology of devotional music from 18th-century Venice and Naples offers an interesting and varied programme. Best known is Pergolesi’s Stabat mater, but the settings by Domenico Scarlatti and Bononcini stand well in comparison. The motets by Lotti, Caldara and Alessandro Scarlatti are real discoveries; Norrington’s performances of the latter are particularly fine. Guest’s Pergolesi suffers from a focus of sound which makes the interpretation seem somewhat generalised. However, all these performances give pleasure, while the music is melodically fresh and rhythmically vital.
-Terry Barfoot
City of London Sinfonia, George Guest - Charpentier: Messe de minuit pour Noel, Poulenc: Motets (1989)

City of London Sinfonia, George Guest - Charpentier: Messe de minuit pour Noel, Poulenc: Motets (1989)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:37 | 268 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 10048 X

With four recordings in six months, this seems to be open season for the Poulenc motets. The newcomers are up against stiff competition, and don't emerge unscathed from comparison either with the college next door (under Marlow on Conifer) or with the choir under the musical director of the one further along the road (Rutter on Collegium/Gamut).
Faure – Requiem; Durufle – Requiem; Poulenc - Mass in G major (George Guest) (1994)

Fauré – Requiem; Duruflé – Requiem; Poulenc - Mass in G major (George Guest)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 577 MB
Label: Decca | Catalog N.: 426 486-2 | TT: 149:21

George Guest is generally regarded among the finest British choral conductors of his time. Some musicologists have attributed the endurance, if not the very survival, of the English cathedral choir to him. He made more than 60 recordings with St. John's Choir (Cambridge), covering a broad range of repertory (Palestrina and Mozart to Tippett and Lennox Berkeley) and garnering consistent critical acclaim.
Vivaldi - Glorias, Dixit Dominus, Magnificat, Beatus Vir (Stephen Cleobury, George Guest, Philip Ledger) (1994)

Vivaldi - Glorias, Dixit Dominus, Magnificat, Beatus Vir (Stephen Cleobury, George Guest, Philip Ledger) (1994)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 594.77 MB
Label: Decca | Catalog N.: 443 455-2 | TT: 125:53

Vivaldi's sacred music is not so famous as that of his contemporaries Bach and Handel, so this is a bargain opportunity to catch up. You might think Vivaldi's playful, virtuoso Italianate character and Catholic context would produce radically different music, but in George Guest's urgent readings, the mixture of restrainedly exultant choruses and austerely beautiful arias are near-identical to Bach.

Haydn - Masses (David Willcocks, George Guest) (1997)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at Aug. 24, 2013
Haydn - Masses (David Willcocks, George Guest) (1997)

Haydn - Masses (David Willcocks, George Guest) (1997)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 705.7 MB
Label: DECCA | Catalog N.: 455 020-2 | TT: 141:19

The masses of Joseph Haydn have received a great deal of attention over the years, including some intriguing embellishments by students of the composer. This recording aims to get back to some of the Haydn's original vision.
For instance, 'Missa in angustiis,' also known as the "Nelson Mass" because it's debut coincided with the Admiral's great victory over the French, was written for a simple orchestra featuring bassoons (doubling the bass line), trumpets, timpani, solo organ and strings–as appear on this recording. It wasn't until years later that pupils added independent bassoon parts, as well as horns and wind instruments. Strikingly different from many other recordings, adherence to the original orchestration is definitely a point in favor of this collection.
Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (2014) {Digital Download 24bit/96kHz}

Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (2014)
FLAC tracks | 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet (PDF) | 990MB + 5% Recovery
Digital Download | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Soul, Jazz-Funk

Al Jarreau and George Duke were friends long before they became household names. They began playing together in the mid-1960's in San Francisco as Al Jarreau and the George Duke Trio. The successes of these performances are what helped to launch both their careers. George's tragic passing in August, 2013, inspired Al to record this loving tribute to his longtime friend. With the exception of the fitting title track composed by Jarreau, all the tunes were written by George. Guest artists/collaborators include Gerald Albright, Stanley Clarke, Dr. John, Lalah Hathaway, Boney James, Marcus Miller, Jeffrey Osborne, Kelly Price, Dianne Reeves and Patrice Rushen. There's even a song with George Duke playing on it!

VA - Concert For George (2003)  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 11, 2018
VA - Concert For George (2003)

VA - Concert For George (2003)
DVD9: PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR, Auto Letterboxed
Dolby AC3, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 6 ch / DTS, 6 ch
Rock | Warner Strategic | Scans | 02:26:40 | ~ 8.12 Gb

Filmed on November 29, 2002 before a sold-out audience at Royal Albert Hall in London, "The Concert For George" is a beautifully filmed, joyous celebration of some of the most significant music of the 20th Century. Friends including Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Ravi & Anoushka Shankar, the cast of Monty Python and other artists who worked with George Harrison throughout his lifetime, present his music in a special concert to commemorate the first anniversary of his passing…
George Haslam, Richard Leigh Harris, Steve Kershaw featuring Lol Coxhill - From Whichford Hill (2008)

George Haslam, Richard Leigh Harris, Steve Kershaw featuring Lol Coxhill - From Whichford Hill (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 293.24 Mb | 57:38 | Cover
Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Improvisation | Label: Slam Productions - SLAMCD 323

When the Oxford Jazz Masters Series was conceived Lol Coxhill was naturally in the first list of guest “Masters”; we made sure that such a concert would be recorded for future release – and here it is. Live at the Holywell Music Room, Oxford, March 2006. With George Haslam, Richard Leigh Harris and Steve Kershaw.