In the time since Obsidian Records was founded some ten ago it has clearly defined
itself as a label with world-class performances and unique programming,
attractingnot only music lovers but also critical acclaim.
Performers on Obsidian releases include the award-winning vocal ensemble
Alamire (directed by David Skinner), the viol consort Fretwork,
the Choir of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, the brass groups QuintEssential
and The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, in addition to harpist
Andrew Lawrence King and lutenists Lynda Sayce and Jacob Heringman.
Also, performances by The European Union Baroque Orchestra under the
inspirationalleadership of Music Director Lars Ulrik Mortensen bring the best young baroque
musicians in Europe to the Obsidian label.
So far, Obsidian has devoted its releases to music from the Renaissance and Baroque, focusing primarily on vocal repertoire both large and small.
The vocal ensemble Alamire can be found on most of Obsidian’s releases to date. Their presence gives a sense of continuity and consistency to every recording. Founded in 2005 by David Skinner, the group has quickly made a name for itself as a leading English ensemble devoted to consort music of the Renaissance.
Obsidian Records seeks to illuminate the past and its music. Since its inception Obsidian has focused on music from the period c.1300-1750, including previously unrecorded repertoire and using new, unique scholarly editions. Packaging and booklet notes also bring new light and vision to some very exciting music.
Obsidian Records is a label of Classical Communications Ltd.