Lynne Plowman: The Beachcomber

Lynne Plowman: The Beachcomber

PRIMA FACIE PFCD135 The Beachcomber comprises 14 short tracks, the longest being just over seven minutes. Threaded throughout are six brief pieces for two percussionists, playing a wide variety of instruments including assorted drums, bells, gongs and tuned bowls. At...
Songs for Sir John: A Tribute to Sir John Manduell

Songs for Sir John: A Tribute to Sir John Manduell

with Richard Baker narrator divine art dda 25210 This collection of compositions by 15 living composers is perfectly described in an introduction by Paul Hindmarsh of the Royal Northern College of Music as a ‘Garland of tributes to Sir John Manduell (1928 – 2017)....
Music for Stage & Screen

Music for Stage & Screen

Remastered Archive Recordings Various conductors Albion Records ALBCD041 These remastered recordings are taken from early recordings and film soundtracks. The music ranges from ballets Holst’s The Perfect Fool and Falla’s El Amor Brujo, through incidental...
Gregson: Piano Solo Music

Gregson: Piano Solo Music

Murray McLachlan, Rose McLachlan, Edward Gregson piano Naxos 8.574222 Edward Gregson, 75 last year, is one of those rarities among composers of his generation in that throughout his career he has not abandoned tonality or melody and still developed an international...
Geoff Cummings-Knight: The Road Less Travelled

Geoff Cummings-Knight: The Road Less Travelled

Duncan Honeybourne piano PRIMA FACIE  PFCD120 In his introductory note to the first piece on the CD, pianist Duncan Honeybourne writes regarding the music of Cummings-Knight that it is ‘Always steeped in his musical inheritance and the example of composers he...
Britten: Peter Grimes

Britten: Peter Grimes

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & ChoirsEdward Gardner: Conductor Chandos CHSA 52550(2) The mysterious and chilling Peter Grimes haunts us all. Benjamin Britten’s anti-hero has become one of British music’s most complex figures in opera. This is the compelling story...