FREAK OUT: Extraordinary Music for Organ

FREAK OUT: Extraordinary Music for Organ

Tom Bell organ REGENT REGCD540 The Royal Hospital School, where this CD was recorded, moved from Greenwich in 1933 to just south of the village of Holbrook in Suffolk. It has close links with the navy and was historically nicknamed ‘The Cradle of the Navy’. Its Chapel...
DEDICATION: Clarinet Chamber Music

DEDICATION: Clarinet Chamber Music

By Ruth Gipps Peter Cigleris clarinetGareth Hulse oboeTippett QuartetDuncan Honeybourne piano SOMM RECORDINGS SOMMCD 0641 Interest in the music of Ruth Gipps is clearly increasing.  I suggest the reason for this is that there is an appetite for the less...
BRITISH OBOE QUINTETS

BRITISH OBOE QUINTETS

Nicholas Daniel oboe and cor anglaisDoric String Quartet CHANDOS 20226 The first thing to realise here is that only three of these five works were originally conceived for this combination – Arnold Bax’s three movement Quintet of 1922, originally written for the...
CRÉPUSCULE

CRÉPUSCULE

ALWYN, BAX, LEWIS, LIPKIN, RAWSTHORNE Aurua TrioEmma Halnan flute Jordan Sian viola Heather Wrighton harp EM Records EMR CD069 Both Bax’s ravishing Elegiac Trio – with its haunting opening viola theme – and Alwyn’s Naiades (alternately rippling and jaunty)...
DE PROFUNDIS CLAMAVI: Piano works

DE PROFUNDIS CLAMAVI: Piano works

Duncan Honeybourne Piano EM Records EMR CD070-71 This typically adventurous double-CD (packed with première recordings) opens with a 1938 Sonata from Birmingham’s Christopher Edwards. Two ardent and tumultuous movements in the Rachmaninoff vein are followed by a...
EDWARD ELGAR: Where Corals Lie

EDWARD ELGAR: Where Corals Lie

A Journey through Songs Julia Sitkovetsky sopranoChristopher Glynn piano CHANDOS CHAN 20236  As the overall title of the CD suggests, this journey through the songs of Sir Edward Elgar opens with Sea Pictures, Op 37. In some ways, these five songs are the most...