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Rob Keeley – RING! and other works

Rob Keeley – RING! and other works

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Dedicating many of the pieces that can be heard to director and major exponent of new music Victoria Samek, who has over a long ad distinguished career, inspired many composers to write for her. Rob Keeley’s love of the single reed is clearly evident and a tour de force for Victoria, who performs on a breath-taking list of instruments. With distinguished supporting artists and recorded inmthe presence of the composer, there is much to explore on this musically rich and artistically exciting recording. 

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Rob Keeley – Ring! and other works

This recording devoted to the highly respected composer and pianist Rob Keeley, celebrates an artistically rich and inspirational relationship developing between composer and instrumentalist, resulting in major new works being written and dedicated to those players. The clarinet’s extensive wealth of repertoire by some of the great  18th and 19th century composers such as Mozart, Brahms, are a testament to this tradition, which continues. It is from such a collaboration with Victoria Samek that inspired this recording

“I have recently been inspired to compose a large number of works for clarinets in various combinations, largely as a result of his extremely happy and fruitful collaboration with Victoria Samek.” Rob Keeley

Rob Keeley (b. 1960) is a highly respected London-based composer and pianist who has contributed a significant amount to the clarinet and saxophone repertoire. He cites Stravinsky and Poulenc as two of his most significant influences, and his extensive output of wind chamber music shares with these two masters a concision and sense of humour coupled with an accessible and personal lyricism.

Rob is particularly interested in exploring some of the more unusual combinations of these instruments, such as the clarinet trio, bass clarinet with string quartet, and clarinet quartet with piano. Many of Rob Keeley’s clarinet works are published  within Samek Music.

   “With surprisingly few chamber works featuring the bass clarinet, this concentrated single movement 10 minute piece written at  Victoria Samek’s request: it is also dedicated to her.” Rob Keeley         

Running Time approx: 78 mins.

Victoria Samek Bb, Eb, bass clarinets; soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, is joined by: Michael Bell, piano; Chris Brannick percussion; The Samek Players (formerly ReedPlay and East Winds) and the Villiers String quartet.

 

      Ring! and other works by Rob Keeley - Introduced by Victoria Samek

 

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CD + full download (mp3 & flac), Full download (mp3 & flac), Download 1 Rob Keeley: A Blast for Darragh and Mary, Download 2 Rob Keeley:Ten Little Birthday Greetings for Robin Holloway; 1, Download 3 Rob Keeley: Ten Little Birthday Greetings for Robin Holoway; 2, Download 4 Rob Keeley: Ten Little Birthday Greetings for Robin Holloway; 3, Download 5 Rob Keeley: Ten Little Birthday Greetings for Robin Holloway; 4, Download 6 Rob Keeley: Ten Little Birthday Greetings for Robin Holloway; 5, Download 7 Rob Keeley: Music for Art and Tom, Download 8 Rob Keeley: Misterioso, Download 9 Rob Keeley: Ten Little Birthday Greetings for Robin Holloway; 6, Download 10 Rob Keeley: Ten Little Birthday Greetings for Robin Holloway ; 7, Download 11 Rob Keeley: Ten Little Birthday Greetings for Robin Holloway; 8, Download 12 Rob Keeley: Ten Little Birthday Greetings for Robin Holloway; 9, Download 13 Rob Keeley: Ten Little Birthday Greetings for Robin Hollway; 10, Download 14 Rob Keeley: Sonata Macabre, Download 15 Rob Keeley: Fanfariations, Download 16 Rob Keeley: Six Clarinet Trios; 1, Download 17 Rob Keeley: Six Clarinet Trios; 2, Download 18 Rob Keeley: Six Clarinet Trios; 3, Download 19 Rob Keeley: Six Clarinet Trios; 4, Download 20 Rob Keeley: Six Clarinet Trios; 5, Download 21 Rob Keeley: Six Clarinet Trios; 6, Download 22 Rob Keeley: Ring!

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