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Expressions – a virtuoso showcase of melodic, lyrical and expressive works…

Expressions – a virtuoso showcase of melodic, lyrical and expressive works…

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A virtuoso showcase of melodic, lyrical and expressive works often breathtakingly brilliant, tuneful new music for clarine. Featuring the glorious tonal playing of distinguished clarinettist Leslie Craven with supporting guest artists. There is much to enjoy on this totally  enticing recording.with almost 80 minutes of enchanting music.

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Expressions

As principal clarinettist of the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera spanning over twenty five years, Leslie Craven will be the master of melody. This delightfully refreshing recording of tonal works for clarinet performed by a leading exponent of English Clarinet playing displays a lyrical side to “new music” with its generous serving of melody. This diverse new repertoire will captivate newcomers to clarinet music, clarinet enthusiasts and the general public.

Works by Christopher Ball, Daniel Bimbi, Vasco Hexel, Gary Schocker, Tom Jacksonand Anthony Wakefield This diverse new repertoire with virtuoso works for clarinet and piano, folk song arrangements for clarinet and harp, (including the haunting “Suo Gan”made famous by the film “Empire of the Sun”), a brilliant duet for two clarinets, evocative unaccompanied solo clarinet works and a trio for clarinet flute and piano will captivate the listener.

 

  • Bimbi El Casot (clarinet and piano); Lluna  (clarinet, flute and piano)
  • Hexel Sonatina Lyrico (clarinet and piano)
  • Ball Invocations of Pan (clarinet solo); Folk Song arrangements (clarinet and harp/piano); Music for Youth (clarinet duet)
  • Schocker A Better Day (clarinet and piano) 
  • Wakefield Hauntings (clarinet and piano)
  • Jackson Sonata for Clarinet Alone
  • arr. Thomas/ Craven Huna Blentyn (clarinet and harp)

 

Leslie Craven clarinet; Rachel Attwell piano; Katherine Thomas harp, Jonathan Burgess flute; Tom Jackson clarinet;

‘Tonally Leslie Craven (currently principal clarinet in the Welsh National Opera) is very much in the Gervase de Peyer – Reginald Kell mould…his legato is excellent and tuning are excellent’
CLARINET & SAXOPHONE SOCIETY

‘This is an eclectic and thoroughly enjoyable collection of short pieces featuring clarinet.’
FANFARE MAGAZINE

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Total Time: 79 minutes

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Weight 0.234 kg
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CD + full download (mp3 & flac), Full download (mp3 & flac), Download 1 Daniel Bimbi: El Casot, Download 2 Vasco Hexel: Sonatina Lyrico: I. Allegro moderato, Download 3 Vasco Hexel: Sonatina Lyrico: II. Ballad, Download 4 Vasco Hexel: Sonatina Lyrico: III. Presto scherzando, Download 5 Christopher Ball: Invocations of Pan: I. Pagan Piper, Download 6 Christopher Ball: Invocations of Pan: II. Pan Overheard, Download 7 Christopher Ball: Invocations of Pan: III. Pan Piping, Download 8 Garry Schocker: A Better Day, Download 9 Christopher Ball: Music for Youth: I. Syncopations, Download 10 Christopher Ball: Music for Youth: II. Helter Skelter, Download 11 Christopher Ball: Music for Youth: III. Dialogue, Download 12 Christopher Ball: Music for Youth: IV. Reed Pipers' Jig, Download 13 Anthony Wakefield: Hauntings: I. Spooks and Spectres, Download 14 Anthony Wakefield: Hauntings: II. Apparition, Download 15 Anthony Wakefield: Hauntings: III. Poltergeist, Download 16 Christopher Ball: The Skye Boat Song, Download 17 Christopher Ball: The Star of County Down, Download 18 Christopher Ball: The Lark in the Clear Air, Download 19 Christopher Ball: Over the Hills and Far Away, Download 20 Tom Jackson: Sonata for Clarinet Alone: I. Dead Tolerance, Download 21 Tom Jackson: Sonata for Clarinet Alone: II. Incantation, Download 22 Tom Jackson: Sonata for Clarinet Alone: III. Soliloquy, Download 23 Daniel Bimbi: Lluna, Download 24 arr. Thomas /Craven: Huna Blentyn

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