What We Do
The Gift of Music
The Gift of Music range is created by Classical Communications Ltd and is the leading collection of CDs sold in the UK heritage sector. The Gift of Music CDs are also sold in the gift shops of the most prestigious galleries and museums around the world including the British Museum (London), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), and The J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles).
Every season sees new titles added and fantastic artists recorded in wonderful locations such as Bruges, Florence, New York or right here in the fine churches and chapels of our home city, Oxford. We also compile the best artists from the first half of the 20th century, such as Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong, into beautifully designed CDs.
Our classical recordings present a range of music, from the haunting tunes of the first millennium through medieval songs and dances to the finest Elizabethan composers and onto Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi and many more.
We work with our clients to create beautiful, custom CDs to accompany exhibitions and to help visitors recreate the unique atmosphere of historical sites and buildings. We have worked with the Victoria and Albert Museum, Royal Academy, National Portrait Gallery, English Heritage, The British Library and more.
We provide tracks for use for TV, radio and film in all genres of music, specialising particularly in historical music. Our repertoire has been used in many television programmes, including the recent BBC production of ‘Wolf Hall’ and in such diverse programmes as ‘Time Team’ and the ‘Paul O’Grady Show’. Please contact us for more information about this service.
Since it was founded some ten years ago, Obsidian Records has defined itself as a label with world-class performances and unique programming, attracting early music lovers as well as critical acclaim. Obsidian Records seeks to illuminate the past and its music. Obsidian focuses 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 exciting and often undiscovered music.