for bassoon and piano by Martin Gatt & Margaret Lynn
Bassoonist Martin Gatt and pianist Margaret Lynn continue with their collaborative project to express the songs of Schumann, Schubert, Brahms plus others through the voice of the bassoon. This CD features 23 works exquisitely and uniquely arranged by Martin Gatt
de las Flores by The British Clarinet Ensemble
Featuring works by British Composers the BCE recorded this their third CD in Copford Parish Church, Copford, Essex in August 2008. The producers are Tim Redpath & Rachel Calaminus. The music on the CD is: The Sands of Time, ROB WIFFIN; Introduction and Rondo - GORDON JACOB; Nebula - EDWIN ROXBURGH; Three Southern Sketches - JAMES RAE; Wind in the Reeds - GORDON JACOB; Molly on the Shore - PERCY GRAINGER arr. Andrew Smith; Jiggery-pokery - SIMON SPEARE; Calle de las Flores GORDON LEWIN.
Music Discoveries by Trio B3 Classic
Works by Robert Kahn, Jonathan FeBland, Rodney Newton, Jorge Grundman Isla and David Johnstone.“B3 Classic” draw attention to the history of the chamber music repertoire for these three instruments as well as involving itself in the more contemporary creation. Such fruits can be seen in the present disc – especially the recuperation of a wonderful romantic trio of Kahn and their championing of the English composers Jonathan S. FeBland and Rodney Newton.
for Oboe, Harp and Strings by RLPO with Eleanor
Hudson Harp & Jonathan Small Oboe
5th Volume of complete orchestral works of William Alwyn from Naxos features the popular Elizabethan Dances, which contrast ancient and modern dance rhythms from the courts of Elizabeth I and II. The atmospheric Symphonic Prelude “The Magic Island” was inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest. A perfect evocation of Spring, The Innumerable Dance is a tone poem in all but name. This and the exquisite miniature Aphrodite in Aulis have not been heard for over 70 years, and here receive their first recording. Composed during World War II, the Oboe Concerto expresses the composer’s yearning the peace and beauty of the English countryside.
British Clarinet Music by Roger
Heaton (clarinet) & Stephen Pruslin (piano)
ASC Classical Series from NWCA (North West Composers' Association). Recorded in 1997 this disc features works by David Forshaw, Jeremy Pike, John Reeman, Kevin Malone, Geoffrey Kimpton, David Golightly and Stephen Plews
Field of Scarecrows - John Kenny Trombone George Nicholson Piano
~ River ~ Ocean : John Kenny: Carnyx, Trombone, Alphorn
Performed by Yaggdrasil String Quartet, The Gathering, John Whiting
As soon as I began to work with John Creed's magnificent reconstruction of the Deskford Carnyx, all of us involved with the project realised that we were dealing with something quite extraordinary; a legendary 2,000 year old War Horn which had come to life, not only as a show-case replica, but also as a beautiful instrument with a unique voice, to speak afresh in the modern world. But more than this, the Carnyx is a key which can unlock possibilities far beyond its own potential, either as a musical instrument or an archaeological artifact - it is a potent symbol of regeneration and reconciliation, representing a common cultural heritage, which can touch and stimulate people of widely divergent race and creed.
Damase and Poulenc: Trios for Wind and Piano by The Lynn Trio
Three delightful French wind trios by Jean Françaix, Jean-Michel Damase and Francis Poulenc grace this debut album from the acclaimed Lynn Trio. The work by Damase was originally scored for oboe, horn and piano but was specially arranged for oboe, bassoon and piano for this compact disc with the composer’s personal blessing, and is a world première recording.
Knots by the British Clarinet Ensemble
Featuring works by British Composers. Michael Ball: Concertino, Alan Bullard: Cyclic Harmonym, Paul Hart : Eric's Czardas, Eric Hughes: Celebration Overture, Gordon Lewin: Grand Old Duke of York, Guy Woolfenden: Gordian Knots
Merchants by the Aurora Ensemble
by the Aurora Ensemble
and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet & String Quartet. Ravel.
Bela Kovacs - clarinet & Kodaly Quartet
Naxos CD with Debussy String Quartet No 1 in G Minor & Ravel String Quartet in F. Kodaly Quartet with Zoltan Gyongyossy - flute, Bela Kovacs - clarinet and Eva Maros - harp.
|Kissan Clasurol with Rhys Taylor,
Catrin Finch and Dewi Ellis Jones
"Clasical Kissan" a compilation CD bringing you some of Wales' most talented classical artists - Catrin Finch on the Harp, Rhys Taylor on the Clarinet, Dewi Ellis Jones on Percussion.
by B3 Classic Trio /
Clarinet - Cello - Piano
We were able to appreciate the high chamber music level of this wonderful group, their absolute involvement with the work they are playing, and the continuous musical texture always at the service of the music. You do not have the impression of hearing three instruments playing together, but one solo instrument with three different colours.” (Fidelio) ‘La Rioja’ , Rioja
Horns by John Kenny & Etienne Rolin
Locking Horns is the title of Etienne Rolin’s duo for carnyx & soprano saxophone, and also the name we call ourselves when we perform as a duo. Etienne is a true polymath: composer, multi instrumental performer, painter, philosopher, equally at home in the worlds of jazz, baroque music, or the most extreme European avant garde. He has composed more music for me than any other composer, including a trombone sonata, trombone concerto, over thirty solo pieces, chamber works in almost every conceivable combination. However, from our very first meeting in Paris in 1984 we have always improvised together, and improvisation underpins this album of compositions, and structures for improvisation. We are joined by the percussionist / singer / actor Marc Depond.
the loop by The British Clarinet Ensemble
Anthony Bailey - Towards the Wind & Mahleriana; Alan Bullard - Circular Melody; Martin Ellerby -Looping the Loop (Chicago-Hop); Adam Gorb - Burlesque; Gordon Jacob - Concertino for Clarinet (Selected and arranged from Sonatas of Giuseppe Tartini with soloist Anna Hashimoto); Andy Scott - Fujiko & Paquito; Nigel Wood - Where Spirits and Demons dance; Guy Woolfenden - Three Dances for Clarinet Choir
Dring Collected Chamber Works by The Lynn Trio
A collection of charming pieces, nostalgia-laden yet wittily penned, by this greatly under recorded post-war British composer. This disc features world première recordings. Radio listeners will have enjoyed the disc on BBC Radio Three 3 for all and Brian Kay's Light Programme
Marshall Plan: The
Poetry of Grantly Marshall set to Music by John Kenny
Barracudas by Respectable Groove
Chamber Music Discoveries by B3 Classic
by Polarity Percussion Ensemble - John Kenny - David Moss
NOMAD came about as the result of a long walk in the Black Forest with Palestinian / German percussionist Bassam Abdul Salam. We had been working together in Ensemble Modern, and Bassam was extremely excited by the reconstruction of the carnyx, and the idea that such an ancient object could be used for contemporary expression. As a member of an ancient but dispossessed people who face considerable obstacles to making their voice heard in any non violent medium, the concept of this ancient traveler through the human cultural landscape was very appealing. This is a live recording of the debut performance of Nomad: Bassam Abdul Salam leading the Polarity Percussion Ensemble of Freiburg, with the American free jazz singer David Moss, and myself on carnyx, trombone & voice. Also featured are giant metal sound sculptures which are struck, stroked and bowed to produce extraordinary, unearthly colours – I used the largest of these again in my music for the TNT Theater Co.’s production of Moby Dick, in which Bassam became the voice of a pod of whales! John Kenny
music for winds, string and piano: Works by Griebling-Haigh, Morgan,
Eclectic in the best sense of the word. A strong sense of place pervades most of the handsome works on ‘Panorámicos,’ which takes its title from the piece by Margaret Griebling-Haigh that evokes panoramas of central New Mexico. Local color is far-flung, ranging from America and Europe to mystical Chinese terrain. But what binds these pieces is a clear sense of harmonic language, as well, as haunting and sometimes jaunty personality. Donald Rosenberg Gramophone May 2005
|Schumann & Brahms
for bassoon and piano by Martin Gatt & Margaret Lynn
Renowned bassoonist Martin Gatt and his pianist of 20 years standing, Margaret Lynn, render to disc the results of a three-year collaboration to explore the classical and early romantic repertoire. In doing so they show just how extraordinarily expressive this instrument can be. Legendary stuff from the acclaimed master, this unique CD is destined to become a collector’s item
for Two by
' ..... the combination of the harp with the oboe is a winning formula - sweet and witty .... under the captivating spell of these players the time flew too quickly for us.'Cardiff Post - St. David’s Hall, Recital.
Voice of the Carnyx by John Kenny
This recording is the first in a series on the British Music Label representing a cross-section of my work as a performer and composer. An ancient and until recently neglected instrument, the trombone has been undergoing something of a renaissance in the past 40 years. John Cage wrote his Solo for Sliding Trombone in 1955 and Luciano Berio his Sequenza 5 in 1966. These pieces were the start of an explosion of composition for the trombone which has led to the possibility for trombonists to seriously contemplate careers as soloists. Even at the time I left the Royal Academy of Music in 1978 this was still considered a ridiculous idea.
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