Semplice – From Beautiful Beginnings… (clarinet)
Semplice – Italian for ‘simple’. Internationally renowned clarinettist Victoria Samek presents over forty short pieces that are musically satisfying to listen to, yet can be performed by intermediate and junior players. Semplice includes original clarinet works by established composers including Gade and Howard Ferguson. Also included are excellent arrangements of works by, Tchaikovsky, Elgar Debussy and others, some jazzy, some classical. Settings from the folk idiom include the haunting Scarborough Fair. Completing the programme are many of the best short compositions found in the clarinet tutors and popular collections enjoyed by students everywhere.
The Semplice series is the brain child of Victoria Samek. Each piece has been carefully selected to show players that simplicity can be powerfully musical with composers writing with the same care and consideration to creative detail as in more complex pieces. From original pieces to gloriously transcribed arrangements of popular melodies to jazzy numbers; this is a wonderful resource of contrasting pieces to encourage the learner while giving the listener much enjoyment.
Featuring Music by:
Rose, Elgar, Debussy, Ravel, Harris, Pilling, Ferguson, Fauré, Lyons, Reid, Wastall, Whittome, Vanberingen, Frith, McCubbin, McDowall, Kluger, Cowles, Mayhew and Sumbler, Satie, Wilson, Lewin, Handel, Norton, Dvoˇrák, Reade, Ledbury, Mumford..Bartok, Cowles, Debussy, Elgar, Fauré, Ferguson, Frith Gade, Harris, German, Bratton & Kennedy, Lewin, McCubbin, Pilling, Rose, Ravel, Reid, Tchaikovsky, McDowall, White, Wilson, Watts, Winter, and others
The CD includes a performance of Lingering Shadows by Tim Watts with guest artist Jeffery Wilson, a copy of which is included on the disc as a free music PDF file.
Victoria Samek – clarinet Tim Watts – piano
As beautiful to listen to as to play!
Playing Time: 65 mins.