Recordings

Opera Classes and Sinbad: A Journey Through Living Flames

Howard Moody composer, conductor

Joel Franka film director

Released 2014

Cover of Refugium

Refugium

Howard Moody composer (Weigh Me the Fire)

Released 2012

Julian Marshall: Out of the Darkness chamber cantata

The Schoolhouse 6 Ensemble

Howard Moody conductor

Catalogue number MMC101

Released 9th November 2009

In the Breeze

Terza Rima

Sarum Orchestra (now La Folia)

Howard Moody conductor/keyboard

Released 2007

Rain on the Window

John Surman saxophone

Howard Moody organ

Catalogue number ECM 1986

Released 28th April 2008

...these 15 short pieces find [Surman] at his most reflective, in duet with Howard Moody playing an Oslo church organ. The classically trained Moody doesn't chase Surman's improvising, but sets moods for it. There are typically song-like originals and adaptations, a West Country traditional, and two free improvisations. Surman's vocal-like Circum 1, for soprano sax, suggests the choirboy he once was in pure-toned dialogue with the organ's chords, while the same instrument is breezier over a hurdy-gurdy-like sound on The Old Dutch. The baritone-sax pieces curl like wood smoke over Moody's deep, reverberating hum, and the wry bass clarinet groover Dancing in the Loft finds Surman's melodic ingenuity caressed by high, whistling sounds from the keys. Some pieces whoop and soar over churning rhythms, while Dark Reeds is a slow baritone tone-poem, and the traditionals O Waly Waly and I'm Troubled in Mind are hauntingly solemn.

Four stars: John Fordham, The Guardian


This is music of rare sensibility. Fifteen tracks, each one a miniature fashioned with extraordinary care and joy, shared with organist Howard Moody. Far from being a junior partner here, Moody provides the deeper darker hues that make these pictures so compelling. This is one of Surman's most atmospheric albums, which given his output to date makes for the highest recommendation.

Four stars: Jazzwise

Beethoven: Sonatas for Piano and Cello

David Watkin cello

Howard Moody piano

Catalogue number CHAN0561

Released 1st October 1999

If you're not sure about the advantages of original-instrument performance of classical chamber music, try this disc! Watkin and Moody demonstrate that 'authentic' Beethoven need not in any way diminish the grandeur and emotional depth of his music.

Gramophone

John Surman: Proverbs and Songs

John Surman baritone and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet

John Taylor organ

Howard Moody conductor

Salisbury Festival Chorus

Catalogue number ECM 1639

Released 20th October 1997

Farewell to Hirta - Cello and Piano Music by Francis Pott

David Watkin cello

Howard Moody piano

Catalogue number GMCD7141

Released 17th January 2000

Cover of The King's Singers: Lyrics And Limericks

The King's Singers: Lyrics And Limericks

Philip Lawson baritone

Howard Moody piano

Catalogue number VRCD011

Released 1997

Liszt: Faust Symphony

Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Riccardo Chailly conductor

Howard Moody chorus master

Catalogue number London 4363592

Released 10th August 1993

Vivaldi - Gloria ● Handel - Gloria ● Dixit Dominus

The English Baroque Soloists and The Monteverdi Choir

John Eliot Gardiner conductor

Howard Moody organ

Catalogue number Philips 4625972

Released 22nd October 2001

Henry Purcell: Sacred Music

Rufus Müller tenor

The Choir of New College Oxford

Howard Moody organ

Sarah Cunningham bass viol

directed by Edward Higginbottom

Catalogue number Meridian ECD 84112

Released May 1988

Carols from New College

The Choir of New College Oxford

Howard Moody organ

directed by Edward Higginbottom

Catalogue number CRD 3443

Released 1985