PETER HOPE (b.1930): Oboe Sonata (Richard Simpson [oboe], Janet Simpson [piano]), Clarinet Sonata (Thomas Verity [clarinet], Simon Passmore [piano}, Recorder Sonata (John Turner [recorder], Harvey Davies [piano]), Bassoon Sonata (Frank Forst [bassoon], Yukiko Sano [piano]), Tallis Remembered for Clarinet, Recorder and Piano, A Walk with my Dog, Molly for Speaker and Recorder (Pam Zinneman-Hope [speaker]).
Catalogue Number: 11S061
Label: Divine Art
Reference: dda 25137
Description: A veteran of the light music genre, Hope has been a fulltime composer and arranger for fifty years, working for many years with the BBC Concert Orchestra - many of his arrangements becoming classics in their genre, also writing music for the marriage of the Crown Prince of Spain and many other public events. Needless to say, these sonatas for wind instruments, tending also to the light side, are as instantly approachable as much of everything he’s composed in the past.