The British composer John Gardner (b. 1917) has been astonishingly proliﬁc, writing 249 opus numbers in his sixty-year career as composer, conductor and teacher. His music – basically tonal and always impeccably crafted – is characterised by charm, grace and humour. Gardner’s musical ﬁngerprints come from his love of jazz, Renaissance and Baroque procedures and his mastery of imitative counterpoint. He generally uses established musical forms but invests them with a quirky and distinctive harmonic idiom. This CD explores his rich output for brass and organ, from the elegant Theme and Variations, Op. 7, of 1951 to the lusty Five Dances for Organ, Op. 179, written in 1988.
Paul Archibald, trumpet Cosmopolitan Brass Stephen King, organ
Catalogue No: TOCC0048EAN/UPC: 5060113440488Release Date: 17.01.2011Composer: John Gardner Artists: Cosmopolitan Brass, Paul Archibald, Stephen King
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Theme and Variations for Brass Quartet, Op. 7 (1951) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0048/TOCC0048t03.mp3
Five Dances for Organ, Op.179 (1988) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0048/TOCC0048t12.mp3
Sonata da Chiesa sopra un tema di Claudio Monteverdi, Op. 136 (1976, rev. 1977) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0048/TOCC0048t17.mp3
Sonata Secolare, Op. 117 (1973) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0048/TOCC0048t21.mp3
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