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A Forgotten English Romantic - Greville Cooke / Duncan Honeybourne


Release Date: 09/09/2014 
Label:  Em Records   Catalog #: 22   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Greville CookeGustav HolstRalph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Duncan Honeybourne
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Duncan Honeybourne’s new disc for EM Records explores the piano music of the forgotten English composer-pianist Greville Cooke. This larger-than-life character wrote for his instrument with telling individuality, melting tenderness, and searing intensity. The forthcoming disc presents Cooke’s superbly evocative, richly passionate music — bearing wonderful titles such as “Cormorant Crag,” “Whispering Willows,” “Sundown,” and “Reef ’s End” — with miniatures by Holst and Vaughan Williams to create a disc of English romantic piano music of vibrant color and wide-ranging expressive power. Duncan Honeybourne’s new disc for EM Records explores the piano music of the forgotten English composer-pianist Greville Cooke. This larger-than-life character wrote for his instrument with telling individuality, melting tenderness, and searing intensity. The forthcoming disc presents Cooke’s superbly evocative, richly passionate music — bearing wonderful titles such as “Cormorant Crag,” “Whispering Willows,” “Sundown,” and “Reef ’s End” — with miniatures by Holst and Vaughan Williams to create a disc of English romantic piano music of vibrant color and wide-ranging expressive power. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Gothic Prelude, for piano by Greville Cooke
Performer:  Duncan Honeybourne (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1952 
Venue:  Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of 
Length: 8 Minutes 30 Secs. 
2.
High Marley Rest, for piano by Greville Cooke
Performer:  Duncan Honeybourne (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
3.
Whispering Willows, for piano by Greville Cooke
Performer:  Duncan Honeybourne (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1952 
Venue:  Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
4.
Nocturne for Piano, H 179 by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Duncan Honeybourne (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; England 
Venue:  Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
5.
In the Cathedral, for piano by Greville Cooke
Performer:  Duncan Honeybourne (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1929 
Venue:  Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
6.
Over the Hills, for piano by Greville Cooke
Performer:  Duncan Honeybourne (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1934 
Venue:  Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 
7.
Song Prelude, for piano by Greville Cooke
Performer:  Duncan Honeybourne (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1955 
Venue:  Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
8.
Cormorant Crag, for piano by Greville Cooke
Performer:  Duncan Honeybourne (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1934 
Venue:  Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of 
Length: 6 Minutes 22 Secs. 
9.
Bargain Basement: A Suite of 7 Pieces, for piano by Greville Cooke
Performer:  Duncan Honeybourne (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1936 
Venue:  Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of 
Length: 8 Minutes 7 Secs. 
10.
Teaching Pieces (6) for piano (in three books) by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Duncan Honeybourne (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1934 
Venue:  Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of 
Length: 6 Minutes 26 Secs. 
11.
Haldon Hills, for piano (Devon) by Greville Cooke
Performer:  Duncan Honeybourne (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1929 
Venue:  Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
12.
Meadowsweet, for piano by Greville Cooke
Performer:  Duncan Honeybourne (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1929 
Venue:  Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
13.
Pieces (3), for piano by Greville Cooke
Performer:  Duncan Honeybourne (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1929 
Venue:  Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
14.
Sundown, for piano by Greville Cooke
Performer:  Duncan Honeybourne (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1953 
Venue:  Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
15.
Reef's End, for piano by Greville Cooke
Performer:  Duncan Honeybourne (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1934 
Venue:  Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 

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