Start your love affair with Classical Music  Liz Leatherdale

Welcome to Colchester Classics where Classical Music matters!

Celebrating 10 years as a multi-award-winning Classical Music CD service to clever collectors, choirs and at concerts, we’re as passionate about providing the best service as we were when we started in 2006.

We know that without you, our valued customers, none of what we’ve achieved would have been possible. Thank you so much for helping us thrive and survive during our first 10 years in business.

If you would like to find out more about our CD mail order service, FREE publicity to the local Classical Music community and competitions, please email , Freephone (0800 999 6994) or overseas 44(0) 1206 520166, and we’ll take it from there. Please rest assured your details will never be shared without your permission.

Do enjoy browsing through all of the links (seen on the black tabs above). By the way, you don’t have to restrict yourself to the CDs featured here, on our social media campaigns or on our printed mailshots. Pick CDs from your own wish list and pick up the telephone to enquire, challenge us with your requests!

Best wishes
Liz Leatherdale
Colchester Classics & Classical Music columnist

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REFUGE from the FLAMES – The Savonarola Legacy

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UPHELD BY STILLNESS – Renaissance gems and their reflections – Volume 1: Byrd

UPHELD BY STILLNESS – Renaissance gems and their reflections – Volume 1: Byrd De MONTE: Super flumina Babylonis, BYRD: Quomodo cantabimus, BYRD: Mass for Five Voices, Roxanna PANUFNIK: Kyrie after Byrd Francis POTT: Laudate Dominum Alexander L’ESTRANGE: Show me, deare Christ Owain PARK: Upheld by stillness Charlotte BRAY: Agnus Dei BYRD: Ave Verum Corpus Roderick […]

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Arvo PART: Berliner Messe

Arvo PART Berliner Messe, Magnificat, De profundis, Summa, The Beatitudes, Cantate Domine canticum novum (Psalm 95). Flora Festival Singers and Orchestra, Noel Edison. Naxos 8557299 @£7.50* “The Berliner Messe is itself a typically mutable work, originally for four voices and organ, and subsequently arranged for choir and organ… and, as here, for choir and strings. […]

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MORTEN LAURIDSEN (b.1943) Nocturnes and other choral music

MORTEN LAURIDSEN (b.1943) Nocturnes and other choral music Mid-Winter Songs 1983 ROBERT GRAVES Les chansons des roses 1993 RAINER MARIA RILKE Nocturnes Polyphony,  Stephen Layton with Britten Sinfonia Andrew Lumsden organ Morten Lauridsen piano Morten Lauridsen finger cymbals Hyperion CDA67580 £12* While their recording of Eric Whitacre (CDA67543) continues its chart-topping run on both sides […]

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