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Paul Harris – A Musical Celebration

Paul Harris – A Musical Celebration

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Recorded under the direction of the composer, this CD will be valued by clarinet players and music lovers all around the world. Don’t miss the added bonus of a live interview between Victoria Soames Samek and Paul Harris which you can watch here.

 

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Paul Harris –A Musical Celebration

 

As part of the label’s 20th anniversary celebrations, this release dedicated to the celebrated Paul Harris who is such a significant figure in the clarinet world, a recording devoted to his clarinet chamber music seemed a fitting tribute. 

Paul Harris is well-known internationally as a composer and writer, with over 600 publications to his name. This world-premiere recording brings together a unique selection from both his serious and light-hearted compositions. The CD is rich in lyrical and melodic content, including a variety of instrumentation and enjoying the additional bonus of voice and narrator.

This is the second in the new Clarinet & Saxophone Classicss series devoted to composers of today. The artistic director, Victoria Soames Samek, a close friend of the composer, brings her unique and personal interpretation to the recording, accompanied by her duo partner Michael Bell, together with the wonderful actor Robert Hardy, soprano Karen Radcliffe, clarinettist Kimberly Easter and East Winds.

  • World premiere recordings of many works including The Unhappy Aardvark, one of Paul’s most popular pieces, narrated by the legendary Robert Hardy.
  • Some of Paul’s charming shorter pieces, such as the delightful and effervescent Suite in 5. A definitive performance of the Sonata da Camera, often to be found on exam syllabuses.
  • The first recording of Paul’s beautiful Adagio.
  • Some of Paul’s wittier music, including  the Six Clerihew Songs and the Fantastical Micro-Variations on a theme by Mozart
  • Plus a selection of his distinctive, enchanting and occasionally quirky chamber music, such as the Wind Trio and Train Music.

Sonatina, Visions, Adagio, Divertimento, Trio for Flute, Train Music , The Unhappy Aardvark, on Safari, Sonata da Camera, Cat and Mouse, King’s Parade, Six Clerihew songs, Swiftly, Suite in 5, Fantastical Micro, Introduction, Theme and Variations.

Victoria Soames Samek clarinet;  Michael Bell: piano; Robert Hardy narrator; Karen Radcliffe: soprano and narrator

Kimberley Easter clarinet; East Winds

 

‘This impressive partnership….Victoria Soames Samek & Michael Bell are a formidable duo’.’
INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

Sonatina, Visions, Adagio, Divertimento, Trio for Flute, Train Music , The Unhappy Aardvark, On Safari, Sonata da Camera, Cat and Mouse, King’s Parade, Six Clerihew songs, Swiftly, Suite in 5, Fantastical Micro, Introduction, Theme and Variations. ‘This impressive partnership….Victoria Soames Samek & Michael Bell are a formidable duo’. INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

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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 Paul Harris:Sonatina: I. Moderato espressivo, Download 2 Paul Harris:Sonatina: II. Allegretto scherzando, Download 3 Paul Harris:Sonatina: III. Andante pacifico con rubato, Download 4 Paul Harris:Sonatina: IV. Allegro vigoroso, Download 5 Paul Harris:Visions: I. Allegro ma non troppo, poco maestoso, Download 6 Paul Harris:Visions: II. Adagio, molto cantabile, Download 7 Paul Harris:Visions: III. Allegro molto, Download 8 Paul Harris:Visions: IV. Lento e molto espressivo, Download 9 Paul Harris:Visions: V. Allegro vigoroso, Download 10 Paul Harris:Adagio, Download 11 Paul Harris:Divertimento: I. Romance, Download 12 Paul Harris:Divertimento: II. Intermezzo, Download 13 Paul Harris:Divertimento: III. Serenade, Download 14 Paul Harris:Divertimento: IV. Burlesque, Download 15 Paul Harris:Trio for flute, oboe and clarinet: I. Prologue, Download 16 Paul Harris:Trio for flute, oboe and clarinet: II. Meditation, Download 17 Paul Harris:Trio for flute, oboe and clarinet: III. Waltz, Download 18 Paul Harris:Trio for flute, oboe and clarinet: IV. Dance, Download 19 Paul Harris:Trio for flute, oboe and clarinet: V. Soliloquy, Download 20 Paul Harris:Trio for flute, oboe and clarinet: VI. Burlesque, Download 21 Paul Harris:Train Music, Download 22 Paul Harris:The Unhappy Aardvark, Download 23 Paul Harris:On Safari: I. Topi, Download 24 Paul Harris:On Safari: II. Baboons, Download 25 Paul Harris:On Safari: III. Hippo, Download 26 Paul Harris:On Safari: IV. Lizard, Download 27 Paul Harris:On Safari: V. Snake, Download 28 Paul Harris:On Safari: VI. Gazelles, Download 29 Paul Harris:Sonata da Camera: I. Allegro agitato, Download 30 Paul Harris:Sonata da Camera: II. Andante espressivo e rubato, Download 31 Paul Harris:Sonata da Camera: III. Allegro molto e scherzando, Download 32 Paul Harris:Sonata da Camera: IV. Presto con fuoco, Download 33 Paul Harris:Cat and Mouse: I. Cat, Download 34 Paul Harris:Cat and Mouse: II. Mouse, Download 35 Paul Harris:King's Parade, Download 36 Paul Harris:Six Clerihew Songs: I. The art of biography, Download 37 Paul Harris:Six Clerihew Songs: II. Edgar Alan Poe, Download 38 Paul Harris:Six Clerihew Songs: III. The Abbe Liszt, Download 39 Paul Harris:Six Clerihew Songs: IV. Handel, Download 40 Paul Harris:Six Clerihew Songs: V. Columbus, Download 41 Paul Harris:Six Clerihew Songs: VI. Hannibal, Download 42 Paul Harris:Swiftly, Download 43 Paul Harris:Suite in 5: I. Allegro giocoso, Download 44 Paul Harris:Suite in 5: II. Allegretto con moto, Download 45 Paul Harris:Suite in 5: III. Tranquillo, Download 46 Paul Harris:Suite in 5: IV. Allegro agitato, Download 47 Paul Harris:Suite in 5: V. Allegro con fuoco, Download 48 Paul Harris:Fantastical Micro-Variations on a theme by Mozart, Download 49 Paul Harris: Introduction Theme and Variations

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