Robin Blaze comes from Leeds in Yorkshire. He first became involved in music when he entered the Junior School of Leeds Grammar School. His tremendous vocal potential was quickly spotted by Stephen Lomas, the Director of Music who subsequently followed his progress very closely and continued to work with him. He soon took a prominent role in the choir, becoming Head Chorister and a fine soloist.
In 1982, he was awarded a Choral Scholarship and joined the Chapel Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford. He finished up his time at Magdalen as Head Chorister and proceeded to Uppingham School on a music scholarship. He has appeared on television and radio as a treble soloist and has sung solos in Petersborough, Oxford, Coventry and Chichester Cathedrals. In addition to singing, Robin studies the piano, organ, and flute. He leads a very busy life but manages to find time to play "Dungeons and Dragons" and a little golf. Sleeve Notes
Now established in the front rank of interpreters of Purcell, Bach and Handel, Robin's busy schedule has taken him to Europe, South America, North America, Japan and Australia. He read Music at Magdalen College, Oxford and won a post-graduate scholarship to the Royal College of Music where he trained with assistance from the Countess of Munster Trust and now holds an Associate Professorship. He is now a Visiting Professor of Singing at the Royal Academy of Music.
He regularly appears with The Academy of Ancient Music, Bach Collegium Japan, Collegium Vocale, The English Concert, The Gabrieli Consort, The King's Consort, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, RIAS Kammerchor and The Sixteen. His lute song programmes with Elizabeth Kenny are popular throughout Europe and Japan. Caroline Phillips Management
Photo at left taken by conductor Harry Christophers (founder and conductor of The Sixteen) in Yokohama.
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Harry Mudd, executive producer of Abbey Records and the associated Alpha Label, made an enourmous impact with his standalone recordings of choirs and boy soprano soloists in particular. This recording includes highlights from some of these soloists on CD for the first time.
The Choir of Magdalen College, OxfordRobin Blaze 67 Tracks. Contains all of the tracks from the 5-disc Abbey set (66 tracks) plus one additional. This set contains the following two volumes: Regis RRC 2030 (2CDs) and Regis RRC 2031 (2CDs), both released in 2000.
The Choir of Magdalen College, OxfordRobin Blaze 5-CD Set, 66 tracks. There were originally four Alpha LPs in the original English Anthems series (ACA 537, 538, 543, 547) with 42 items covering the period 1600 to 1930, Robin Blaze being heard on three of the albums. This edition reissued all but nine of the original LP items while adding additional 33 pieces, mainly from the 18th and 20th centuries.
The Choir of Magdalen College, OxfordRobin Blaze Robin Blaze sings "Teach me, O Lord" (Byrd). Recorded April 21-22 1985, in Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford.
This tracklist was taken from the Abbey Reissue CD set. It is likely that one of these tracks is incorrect. Contact BCSD if you have this LP.
The Choir of Magdalen College, OxfordRobin Blaze A compilation of earlier published recordings from 1984 and 1990 on CD-R media.
Robin Blaze sings treble solo on four pieces and is also featured as alto on tracks 10-24 on this recording.