CECIL ARMSTRONG GIBBS (1889-1960): Violin Sonata No. 1 in E, Lyric Sonata, Op. 63, 3 Pieces, Phantasy, Op. 5, Suite, Op. 101, Almayne.
Catalogue Number: 04M013
Reference: GMCD 7353
Description: An embarassment of riches for lovers of the English pastoral style - the 1918 Sonata No. 1 - was written under the tutelage of Vaughan Williams (whose remarks are all over the manuscript). The Lyric Sonata (1928) is a more mature work, with RVW's influence more assimilated but just as hearteasingly lovely. The latest work is the suite, five stylized old English dances from 1942. Anglophiles shouldn't hesitate. Robert Atchison (violin), Olga Dudnik (piano).