Jack Stamp: Chamber Music, Volume Two

This item will be released on 15 March 2024.

Celebrating his 70th birthday on March 5th, the American composer John Stamp (b. 1954) – universally known as ‘Jack’ – is a familiar figure in the worlds of the symphonic wind-band movement that flourishes in US universities and of the brass band on both sides of the Atlantic. When the Barcelona Clarinet Players asked him for a new work, and then proposed this album, he had to create the repertoire from scratch. The range of moods he has generated here is surprisingly wide, from gentle night-music that caresses the ear, via jaunty fugal textures and buoyant counterpoint, to catchy dance-rhythms that set the foot tapping.

Barcelona Clarinet Players
North Texas Percussion Quartet
Lauren Shuyler, soprano
Albert Guinovart, piano
North Texas Wind Symphony
Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor

Listen To This Recording:

  1. Convergence for clarinet quartet and percussion quartet (2023) (9:05)

Fragments (2022) (11:38)

  1. I. Shards of Glass (1:23)
  2. II. Chrestomathy (3:32)
  3. III. Whisping Particles (1:14)
  4. IV. A Sliver of Light (3:25)
  5. V. Morsel Dance (2:04)

  1. El Cariso: In Memoriam Bruce Leek for clarinet quartet (2023) (5:29)

Love’s Philosophy: Song-Cycle for Soprano and Clarinet Quartet (2023) (13:10)

  1. I. Long Time Past (4:33)
  2. II. Love’s Philosophy (2:16)
  3. III. Satan Broken Loose (2:05)
  4. IV. An Ariette for Music (1:30)
  5. V. Good-Night (2:46)

  1. Prelude 1983 (2023) (3:37)

Concert Piece for Clarinet Quartet and Piano (2023) (15:08)

  1. I. Conversation and Dance (3:12)
  2. II. Lament: Homage to Aaron Copland (4:24)
  3. III. Cadenza Tutti (3:42)
  4. IV. Determination (3:50)

  1. Rondo all BCP (2022) (7:54)

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