British Concertante Works (on the Light Side)

ANGELA MORLEY (1924-2009): The Liaison for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Harlequin for Clarinet and Orchestra, Reverie and A Tender Mood for Violin and Orchestra, DAVID LYON (b.1938): Piano Concerto in One Movement, BRYAN KELLY (b.1934): Globe Theatre Suite for Recorder and Orchestra, Concerto for 2 Trumpets and Orchestra, PHILIP SPRATLEY (b.1942): Belvoir Suite for Flute and Orchestra, FRANCIS CHAGRIN (1905-1972): Sarabande for Oboe and Orchestra, MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937): Pavane for a dead infanta (arr. soprano sax John Fox [1926-2015]).

Catalogue Number: 03T069

Label: Heritage

Reference: HGTCD 191

Format: CD

Price: $12.98

Description: Light music for solo instrument and orchestra although Lyon’s concerto is somewhat “heavier”. It was a conservatory piece so it must have originated circa 1960 but it was never performed until the composer revised it in 2015. In single-movement sonata form, it lasts 17:29 and sounds like something Prokofiev might have written if he had written light music. Robert Gibbs, Geoffrey Allan (violin), James Potter (cello), Verity Butler (clarinet), Carla Rees (flute), John Turner (recorder), Alasdair Hogarth (piano), Lara Jones (sax), Royal Ballet Sinfonia, RTÉ Concert Orchestra; Gavin Sutherland, Barry Wordsworth, Sinfonia Viva; Nicholas Kok.


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