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Arnold: Three Shanties, Suite Bourgeoise, Etc / East Winds


Release Date: 05/29/2007 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8570294   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Victoria SoamesVeda LinAllison RosserDuncan Fuller,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  East Winds
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a valuable release from Naxos for Arnold collectors as it comprises twelve wind chamber scores, five of which are claimed to be world premiere recordings. Sir Malcolm wrote a large body of works for wind instruments and the label will require more than this single release to encompass all his compositions. I look forward to a further issue from these excellent performers of the remaining wind works; such as the Trevelyan Suite, Op. 96; Quintet for flute, violin, viola, horn and bassoon, Op. 7; Trio for flute, viola and piano, Op 6 et al.

The five musicians of East Winds together with their guest players perform Arnold’s wind chamber music with fine accomplishment throughout. It is hard to find fault with these fresh
Read more and engaging interpretations that have the spontaneous feel of a live performance. The timbre of the instruments is very well captured by the Naxos engineers with only the barest amount of fierceness from the horn. Those looking for a recording of Arnold’s wind chamber music have no need to look elsewhere.

On this Naxos release Sir Malcolm is in his element with these excellently performed wind chamber scores and I was with him all the way.

-- Michael Cookson, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Winds, Op. 2 by Malcolm Arnold
Orchestra/Ensemble:  East Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England 
Length: 12 Minutes 1 Secs. 
2.
Duo for 2 Clarinets, Op. 135 by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; England 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
3.
Dream City by Malcolm Arnold
Orchestra/Ensemble:  East Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; England 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
4.
Hobson's Choice: Overture by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Veda Lin (Oboe), Allison Rosser (Clarinet), Duncan Fuller (French Horn),
Lauren Barr (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  East Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; England 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
5.
Grand Fantasia for Flute, Clarinet and Piano by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Victoria Soames (Clarinet), Paul Chilvers (Piano), Judith Treggor (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 3 Secs. 
6.
Overture by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Lauren Barr (Bassoon), Veda Lin (Oboe), Allison Rosser (Clarinet),
Duncan Fuller (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  East Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
7.
Suite Bourgeoise for Flute, Clarinet and Piano by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Victoria Soames (Clarinet), Paul Chilvers (Piano), Judith Treggor (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1939; England 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England 
Length: 12 Minutes 5 Secs. 
8.
You Know What Sailors Are: Scherzetto by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Paul Chivers (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; England 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
9.
Fantasy for Clarinet solo, Op. 87 by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; England 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
10.
Fantasy for Flute and Clarinet by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Judith Treggor (Flute), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960s; England 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
11.
Divertimento for Flute, Oboe and Clarinet, Op. 37 by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Victoria Soames (Clarinet), Judith Treggor (Flute), Joseph Sanders (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  East Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; England 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 5 Secs. 
12.
Shanties (3) for Wind Quintet, Op. 4 by Malcolm Arnold
Orchestra/Ensemble:  East Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Wind Quintet Op. 2: I. Allegro
Wind Quintet Op. 2: II. Presto
Wind Quintet Op. 2: III. Alla Marcia
Duo, Op. 135: Duo for 2 clarinets, Op. 135, "Divertimento": I. Allegro energico
Dream City (arr. P. Harris): Dream City (arr. P. Harris for wind quintet)
Duo, Op. 135: Duo for 2 clarinets, Op. 135, "Divertimento": II. Allegretto
Hobson's Choice: Overture (arr. U. Radok): Hobson's Choice: Overture (arr. U. Radok for wind octet)
Duo, Op. 135: Duo for 2 clarinets, Op. 135, "Divertimento": III. Vivace
Grand Fantasia
Duo, Op. 135: Duo for 2 clarinets, Op. 135, "Divertimento": IV. Lento
Overture (arr. U. Radok): Overture (arr. U. Radok for wind octet)
Duo, Op. 135: Duo for 2 clarinets, Op. 135, "Divertimento": V. Vivace
Suite Bourgeoise: I. Prelude
Suite Bourgeoise: II. Tango (Elaine)
Suite Bourgeoise: III. Dance (censored)
Suite Bourgeoise: IV. Ballad
Suite Bourgeoise: V. Valse (Ugo)
Duo, Op. 135: Duo for 2 clarinets, Op. 135, "Divertimento": VI. Adagio
You Know What Sailors Are (arr. for clarinet and piano): You Know What Sailors Are: Scherzetto (arr. for clarinet and piano)
Fantasy, Op. 87: Fantasy for clarinet, Op. 87
Fantasy for Flute and Clarinet: Fantasy for flute and clarinet
Divertimento, Op. 37: I. Allegro energico
Divertimento, Op. 37: II. Languido
Divertimento, Op. 37: III. Vivace
Divertimento, Op. 37: IV. Andantino
Divertimento, Op. 37: V. Maestoso
Divertimento, Op. 37: VI. Piacevole
3 Shanties, Op. 4: I. Allegro con brio
3 Shanties, Op. 4: II. Allegretto semplice
3 Shanties, Op. 4: III. Allegro vivace

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