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Semplice – From Beautiful Beginnings… (clarinet)
‘Victoria Samek – clarinet Tim Watts – piano
Semplice – Italian for ‘simple’. Internationally renowned clarinettist Victoria Soames 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 Soames Samek. Each item has been carefully selected for its quality and Semplice is both an invaluable resource for the clarinettist and a simple joy for the general listener.
The CD includes a performance of Lingering Shadows by Tim • Watts also included on the disc as a free music PDF file.
As beautiful to listen to as to play!
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