The Rattle Catalogue

 

The Rattle catalogue is a carefully curated collection of new music composed and performed largely (though not exclusively) by New Zealand music artisis.

With 13 'Album of the Year' awards from 31 nominations and a Gold Disc for Te Kū Te Whē, Rattle's achievements reflect it's commitment to new music of the highest calibre.

For more information, click on the album titles

 
 

 

Currently scheduled for 2018

Shadows Crossing Water
Gillian Whitehead
A programme of new music from one of New Zealand's most renowned composers, performed by the Czech ensemble Stamic Quartet and featuring the oboist Vilem Veverka and pianist Patricia Goodson.
(release date to be announced)

The Gristle of Knuckles
Eve de Castro-Robinson
Semi-improvised solo renditions of music composed by Eve de Castro-Robinson, featuring Ashley Brown, Callum Passells, Nathan Haines, Delaney Davidson, Mere Boynton, Kevin Field, Ron Samsom, Don McGlashan, and Eve de Castro-Robinson.
(March)

Distant Beloved
Simon O'Neill | Terence Dennis
A programme of Lieder performed by Simon O'Neill accompanied by Terence Dennis and produced by Kenneth Young.
(release date to be announced)

Rewa
Rob Thorne (taonga puoro) | Tania Giannouli (piano)
A album of deep and visceral improvisations by two uncompromising explorative musicians. This album has terrific presence and grunt!
(release date to be announced)

Eat Your Greens 
Anita Schwabe
A programme of compositions by Wellington pianist Anita Schwabe, featuring improvising musicians Roger Manins, Ron Samsom, and others.
(release date to be announced)

Beethoven Cello Works 
Inbal Megiddo | Jian Liu
A two-disc set of sublime music for cello and piano.
(release date to be announced)

The Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas
Michael Houstoun | Bella Hristova
Concluding Michael Houstoun's Beethoven series is this exceptional boxed set of the complete Beethoven violin sonatas, featuring the superb violinist, Bella Hrsitova.
(release date to be announced)

Rain Tree 
Pedro Carneiro
An album of percussion works by Japanese master, Toru Takemitsu, performed by Portuguese maestro, Pedro Carneiro.
(release date to be announced)

The Price of Fish 
David Bowater | Rob Sinclair
Artfully composed and produced songs that explore an often surreal emotional landscape.
(release date to be announced)

 

 

RAT-D076
Sojourn
Stephan Prock
A selection of works by American-based composer Stephan Prock, featuring Martin Riseley (violin), Deidre Irons (piano), and Margaret Medlyn (voice).
(December)

RAT-D075
Trois
Michael Houstoun
A selection of gorgeous French piano music, personal favourites performed by Michael Houstoun by Satie, Poulenc, Debussy, Faure, and Ravel.
(November)

RAT-D074
The Art of Black and White
Lyell Cresswell  
An album of chamber works from New Zealand composer Lyell Cresswell, featuring Stephen de Pledge (piano), Christopher Bowen (tenor), and Jennifer Maybee (soprano).

RAT-J-1037
Another Time Another Place
David Friesen Trio
Recorded live at CJC in Auckland, legendary bass player David Friesen performs a set of original music with Reuben Bradley (drums) and Dixon Nacey (guitar).

RAT-J-1036
Unwind
Norman Meehan | Hayden Chisholm | Paul Dyne
A programme of contemporary music for improvising piano trio featuring Hayden Chisholm on saxophone.

RAT-D073
Parlour Games
Jade String Quartet
JSQ's debut release on Rattle features a programme of recent commissions by some of their favourite NZ composers – Karlo Margetic, John Elmsly, Rob Ellis, Leonie Holmes, Kenneth Young, Peter Scholes, David Hamilton, Peter Adams.

RAT-D072
Pictures
Henry Wong Doe | Modest Mussorgsky | Eve de Castro-Robinson
Pianist Henry Wong Doe performs Mussorgsky's famous work inspired by paintings in a gallery, paired with 10 pieces written especially for this recording by Eve de Castro-Robinson inspired by works from the Wallace Art Collection.

RAT-D071
The Passing of Black Star
New Zealand Guitar Quartet
A programme of contemporary and traditional pieces skilfully arranged for guitar quartet, featuring works by Bach, Paine, Budos, Albeniz, and Utting. 

RAT-D070
Diabelli Variations
Michael Houstoun | Ludwig van Beethoven
Following the monumental set of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas, Michael Houstoun presents a superb account of what some believe to be the finest set of variations ever written for solo piano.

RAT-J-1035
Secret Islands
Jim Langabeer
New works by saxophonist Jim Langabeer featuring an ensemble of some of New Zealand's finest improvising musicians.

RAT-J-1034
Shark Variations
Reuben Bradley | Roger Manins | Brett Hirst 
Reuben's fourth album for Rattle picks up where Trio (2010, with Roger Manins and Mostyn Cole) left off, featuring Roger on sax and Brett on bass.

RAT-D069
Debussy Sonatas and Piano Trio
Te Kōkī Trio: Martin Riseley | Inbal Megiddo | Jian Liu
A programme of Debussy from one of NZ's finest trios.
2017 Best Classical Album of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards

RAT-D068
Utterance
Natalia Mann | David Long | Richard Nunns
A largely improvised recording structured around the haunting delicacy of Richard Nunns' evocative taonga puoro.

RAT-D067
Sailing Ships and Tarot Cards
Christopher de Groot
Melbourne-based Christopher de Groot is a fine composer with a passion for the highly textured colourful world of exotica. On this beautifully produced recording he invites the listener into a magical moonlit musical landscape.

 

RAT-D066
24 Tone Clocks
Michael Houstoun, Diedre Irons
The complete set of Jenny McLeod's substantial Tone Clock series, beautifully performed by two of our finest concert pianists. A masterwork on every level.
2017 Best Classical Album of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards

RAT-D065
Vicissitudes
NZTrio, Mike Nock Trio
The Mike Nock Trio and NZTrio combine to explore new works written especially for these two ensembles by Mr Nock himself.
2017 Jazz Album of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards

RAT-D064
Sway
NZTrio
Another exceptional album from NZTrio, featuring works by Claire Cowan, Judy Bailey, Raimundo Penaforte, Kenji Bunch, and Paul Schoenfield.
2017 Best Classical Album of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards

RAT-J-1033
East West Moon
Jonathan Crayford
A follow up to Jonathan's exceptional Dark Light featuring the same brilliant New York rhythm section of Ben Street (bass) and Dan Weiss (drums).
2017 Jazz Album of the Year, NZ Music Awards

RAT-J-1032
X
The Rodger Fox Big Band Plays New Zealand 
The tight, highly energised forward-momentum of Rodger's muscular Wellington Big Band sets its sights on an eclectic mix of New Zealand compositions.

RAT-J-1031
Fiddes v Tinkler
Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra
Australia's premier big band follow their Rattle debut (Walkabout, 2011) with an album of compositions by Andy Fiddes featuring trumpeter Scott Tinkler.

RAT-D063
I stayed a minute
Eve de Castro-Robinson & Harvey Benge, featuring Dean Sky-Lucas on piano
Available on CD, download, and Limited Edition LP/book.

 

 

 

RAT-D062
Ring Round the Moon
David Farquhar 

RAT-J-1030
Dialogos
The Chris Mason-Battley Group | John Psathas

RAT-J-1029
The Green Hour
The Jac

RAT-J-1028
Panacea
Phil Broadhurst Quintet
2016 Jazz Album of the Year, NZ Music Awards

RAT-D061
Small Holes in the Silence
Norman Meehan, Hannah Griffin, Hayden Chisholm

RAT-D060
Redaction
Richard Nunns, Mark Lockett (limited edition CD and vinyl LP)

RAT-J-1027
Ace Tone
Ron Samsom

RAT-J-1026
Concerti
Michael Houstoun with the Rodger Fox Big Band
2016 Jazz Album of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards

RAT-J-1025
Cthulhu Rising
Reuben Bradley

RAT-D059
Transcendence
Tania Giannouli Ensemble

RAT-D058
Lightbox
NZTrio

RAT-D057
Passing By
Jack Body
2015 Classical Album of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards

RAT-D056
Between Darkness and Light
Michael Houstoun & Jenny Wollerman


 

RAT-J-1024
Machaut Man and a Superman Hat
Dave Lisik

RAT-D048
Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas
Michael Houstoun
2015 Classical Album of the Year, NZ Music Awards

RAT-J-1023
Two
Hip Flask

RAT-D046
Landscape Preludes
Henry Wong Doe

RAT-J-1022
The Cut
Alexis French

RAT-J-1021
Um..
yeahyeahabsolutelynoway!

RAT-J-1020
Dark Light
Jonathan Crayford
2015 Jazz Album of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards

RAT-J-1019
Dog
Dog
2015 Jazz Album of the Year, NZ Music Awards

RAT-D045
Naga: New Music for Gamelan
Gamelan Padhang Moncar & Gamelan Taniwha Jaya

RAT-J-1018
Nerve
The Jac (Rattle Jazz)
2015 Jazz Album of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards


 

RAT-D044
Peripheral Hearing
Brad Dutz Quartet

IA-1006
Beyond the Edge
David Long
2015 Film Soundtrack of the Year, NZ Film Awards

RAT-J-1017
Refractions
Nick Granville 

RAT-D043
White Lies
John Psathas

RAT-J-1016
Cross Now
Samsom Nacey Haines

IA-1005
The Capitol Sessions
The Rodger Fox Wellington Jazz Orchestra 

RAT-J-1015
Flaubert's Dance
Phil Broadhurst Quartet
2014 Jazz Album of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards


 

RAT-J-1014
Mantis
The Music of Drew Menzies
Reuben Bradley
2014 Jazz Album of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards

RAT-J-1013
Walkabout
The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra 

IA-1004
The Buck Stops Here
Paul van Ross

RAT-D042
Forest Stories
Tania Giannouli, Paulo Chagas

RAT-D041
Whaia te Maramatanga
Rob Thorne

IA-1003
Our Own Sweet Way
Crayford Sellers Dyne

RAT-D016
Inland (reissue)
Michael Houstoun
Remastered and repackaged with accompanying DVD

RAT-D040
Lilburn
Michael Houstoun
2013 Classical Album of the Year, NZ Music Awards

RAT-D039
The Gaia Theory
Omar Carmenates

RAT-J-1012
The Harvest
Adam Page, James Brown, John Psathas (Rattle Jazz)

RAT-D038
Born Into This
The Music of Rattle
A 90-minute compilation album featuring Rattle composers and performers

IA-1002
Nga Tae
Nga Tae
2012 Te Reo Album of the Year finalist, Waiata Music Awards

RAT-J-1011
Sneaking Out After Midnight
Mark Lockett, Joel Frahm, Orlando Le Fleming 

RAT-J-1010
The Troubles
The Troubles


 

RAT-D037
Rail 16
Dave Lisik

RAT-D036
Hikoi | Journey
Paul Dyne, Richard Nunns, Dave Lisik (2 CD release)

RAT-D035
Beethoven Cello Works Vol 1
Inbal Meggido, Jian Liu

RAT-D034
Enceladus
Dave Lisik, Jorge Sosa

RAT-D033
Invenium Viam
Inbal Meggido, Dave Lisik

RAT-D032
Stradivariazioni
Martin Riseley, Diedre Irons

RAT-D031
Fate and the Processor
Colin Hemmingsen, Dave Lisik

RAT-D030
Making Baby Float
Norman Meehan, Bill Manhire, Hannah Griffin (CD + DVD)

RAT-D029
Pasif.Ist
Natalia Mann

RAT-D028
Te More
Whirimako Black, Richard Nunns
2012 Maori Album of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards
2012 Te Reo Album of the Year finalist, Waiata Music Awards
2012 Engineer of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards

RAT-D027
This Appearing World
Marilyn Crispell, Jeff Henderson, Richard Nunns (CD + DVD)

RAT-D026
Who's Most Lost?
Arcades

RAT-J-1009
Storm in a Teacup
Campbell Rae Dyne 

RAT-J-1008
Zoo
Tom Dennison

RAT-J-1007
Seven
Tim Hopkins
2012 Jazz Album of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards

IA-1001
Delayed Reaction
Phil Broadhurst Quartet
2012 Jazz Album of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards

RAT-D025
Ancient Astronaut Theory
Dave Lisik, Richard Nunns

RAT-D024
Campursari
Jonathan Besser

RAT-D023
Donated by Cantor Fitzgerald
Dave Lisik

RAT-J-1006
Chatter
Amy Rempel 

RAT-J-1005
The Curse of the Queen's Diamond
Dave Lisik, featuring Richard Nunns

RAT-J-1004
Oxide
Samsom Nacey Haines 

RAT-D022
Helix
John Psathas
2011 Classical Album of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards

RAT-D021
Flight on Light
Manos Achalinotopoulos


 

RAT-D020
Buddhist Rain
Norman Meehan, Bill Manhire

RAT-J-1003
Resonator
Reuben Bradley
2012 Jazz Album of the Year, NZ Music Awards

RAT-J-1002
Trio
Roger Manins 

RAT-D019
Flourishes
NZTrio
2010 Classical Album of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards

RAT-D018
Ukiyo
John Psathas, Pedro Carneiro
2010 Classical Album of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards

RAT-J-1001
Irony (2009)
FSH Trio 

RAT-D017
bright tide moving between (2008)
NZTrio
2008 Classical Album of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards

RAT-D016
Inland (2007 reissue, with additional DVD)
Michael Houstoun
2008 Classical Album of the Year, NZ Music Awards

RAT-D015
View From Olympus (2006)
John Psathas (CD + DVD)
2007 Classical Album of the Year, NZ Music Awards

RAT-D014
Te Whaiao: Te Ku Te Whe remixed (2006)
various artists
2007 Maori Album of the Year, NZ Music Awards

RAT-D013
Turn (2006)
Jonathan Besser and Bravura

RAT-D012
Two Tides (2006)
The Chris Mason-Battley Group (featuring Richard Nunns)


 

RAT-D011
Tuhonohono (2004)
Judy Bailey, Richard Nunns, Steve Garden

RAT-D010
Te Hekenga-a-rangi (2003)
Hirini Melbourne, Richard Nunns, Aroha Yates Smith (CD + DVD)
2004 Maori Album of the Year finalist, NZ Music Awards

RAT-D009
Pulse (2001)
Jack Body
2002 Classical Album of the Year, NZ Music Awards

RAT-D008
Rhythm Spike (1999)
John Psathas
2000 Classical Album of the Year, NZ Music Awards  

RAT-D007
Ipu (1998)
Gillian Whitehead (with Richard Nunns, Tungia Baker, Judy Bailey and Georg Pederson) 

RAT-D006
You Hit Him He Cry Out (1997)
Dan Poynton
1998 Classical Album of the Year, NZ Music Awards

RAT-D005
Touch Wood (1994)
Gitbox

RAT-D004
Te Ku Te Whe (1994)
Hirini Melbourne, Richard Nunns 
Gold Disc Award, 2002

RAT-D003
Different Tracks (1993)
various artists

RAT-D002
Songs For Heroes (1991)
From Scratch

RAT-D001
Pesky Digits (1991)
Gitbox Rebellion