This CD reveals a fresh, original and immediately attractive voice in British music. Philip Spratley, born in Nottinghamshire in 1942, has his roots in English folksong and his compositions are strongly evocative of the countryside — though animated by a rhythmic vivacity and drive that recalls Shostakovich, Britten and Tippett. Spratley's music also abounds in memorable melodies, and his ability to write tunes with the ring of folksong about them reveals him as a true heir of Holst and Vaughan Williams.
Philip Spratley, conductor Linda Merrick, clarinet John Turner, recorder Tracey Redfern, trumpet Eira Lynn Jones, harp Royal Ballet Sinfonia, orchestra Barry Wordsworth, conductor Manchester Sinfonia, orchestra
Catalogue No: TOCC0088EAN/UPC: 5060113440884Release Date: 06.07.2009Composer: Philip Spratley Artists: Barry Wordsworth, Eira Lynn Jones, John Turner, Linda Merrick, Manchester Sinfonia, Philip Spratley, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Tracey Redfern
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Clarinet Concertino, Byard’s Leap, Op. 27 (1983, rev. 2006) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0088/TOCC0088t05.mp3
Recorder Concertino, A Gallery of Cats, Op. 26 (1982t83) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0088/TOCC0088t08.mp3
Suite, In Outlaw Country, Op 12b (1970, rev. 1994, 2007) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0088/TOCC0088t15.mp3
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