Tetrahedral Audio's philosophy is to aim to produce natural-sounding recordings without any artificial emphasis or misleading balance. This is achieved by using a single microphone of the 'soundfield' type placed carefully for the best balanced result; only very rarely have I found this to be insufficient.

Microphones can be positioned using stands or suspended on a rope - between pillars in a church often works well. The choice may be affected by considerations of safe access as well as appearance. It is helpful to be able to get the equipment set up in place during a rehearsal preceding the performance in order to verify that the microphone is well positioned. There have also been occasions (whisper it!) that it has been possible to repair a flaw in the performance from the rehearsal).

Sample tracks

Vierne - Agnus Dei, in Exeter College chapel:

Duruflé or Dubois
Rieger or Keble
Salisbury (Bruckner)

Venues in which I have recorded


Christ Church Cathedral
University Church of St Mary the Virgin
St Michael at the North Gate
St Mary Magdalen's church
New Road Baptist Church
St Margaret's church
St Barnabas church
Holy Rood church
Bartlemas Chapel
St Giles' church
Harris-Manchester College chapel
St Peter's College chapel
Merton College chapel
Exeter College chapel
Keble College chapel
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
Magdalen Grove Auditorium
Holywell Music Room
Denis Arnold Hall
Oxford Town Hall
Rhodes House


Walthamstow Assembly Hall
Christ Church, Highbury
Union Chapel, Islington
St John's, Smith Square
St Giles, Cripplegate
Blackheath Halls
The Warehouse
Victoria Library
Purcell Room
Conway Hall


Amey Hall, Abingdon
St George's, Bristol
Kettle's Yard, Cambridge
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
St Mary the Virgin, Charlton on Otmoor
Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham
Salisbury Cathedral
The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, Salisbury
New Hall, Winchester College
Music School Hall, Winchester College