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A Garland for John McCabe / Merrick, Turner, Vennart, Lawson


Release Date: 02/16/2018 
Label:  Divine Art   Catalog #: 25166  
Composer:  Peter DickinsonJohn JoubertEdward GregsonRobert Saxton,   ... 
Performer:  John TurnerLinda MerrickAlistair VennartPeter Lawson
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

John McCabe was almost a legend in his own lifetime, acknowledged as one of the foremost British composers of our time and also as a brilliant pianist who championed the work of many contemporary composers. Following his recent death, 19 composers wrote pieces in tribute for an ensemble of clarinet, recorder, viola and piano (and variations of the mix) which are now collected into this album which is lovingly dedicated to John’s memory and also to his widow Monica, who was a tireless support and who now works to promote his musical legacy and we are grateful for her contributions to this project. Leading instrumentalists include Linda Merrick (clarinet) who is Principal of the Royal Northern College of Music; Alistair Vennart (viola) whose Read more career is blooming both as soloist and founder member of the Solem Quartet; John Turner, one of the leading recorder players of today and former member of many world-renowned early-music ensembles, and pianist Peter Lawson, another highly regarded performer who has played with most top British orchestras and a long and distinguished recording and teaching career. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
A Rag for McCabe by Peter Dickinson
Performer:  John Turner (Recorder), Linda Merrick (Clarinet), Alistair Vennart (Viola),
Peter Lawson (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
2.
Exequy by John Joubert
Performer:  Alistair Vennart (Viola)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
3.
John's Farewell by Edward Gregson
Performer:  Peter Lawson (Piano), Alistair Vennart (Viola)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
4.
A Little Prelude for John McCabe by Robert Saxton
Performer:  John Turner (Recorder), Linda Merrick (Clarinet), Alistair Vennart (Viola),
Peter Lawson (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
5.
Highland Song by Howard Skempton
Performer:  Alistair Vennart (Viola), John Turner (Recorder), Peter Lawson (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
6.
Lament for the Turtle-Dove by Elis Pehkonen
Performer:  Linda Merrick (Clarinet), Peter Lawson (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
7.
And Will You Walk Beside Me Down the Lane by Robin Walker
Performer:  John Turner (Recorder), Linda Merrick (Clarinet), Alistair Vennart (Viola),
Peter Lawson (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
8.
In Memoriam John McCabe by Malcolm Lipkin
Performer:  Alistair Vennart (Viola), Linda Merrick (Clarinet), Peter Lawson (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
9.
Little Passacaglia by William Marshall
Performer:  Peter Lawson (Piano), John Turner (Recorder)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Scotland 
10.
Nocturnes and Dawn (Patterdale) by Martin Ellerby
Performer:  Peter Lawson (Piano), Alistair Vennart (Viola)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
11.
Elegy for John McCabe by Rob Keeley
Performer:  Linda Merrick (Clarinet), Peter Lawson (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
12.
Evening Changes by James Francis Brown
Performer:  Linda Merrick (Clarinet), John Turner (Recorder), Peter Lawson (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
13.
Memento by Gerhard Schumann
Performer:  Peter Lawson (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Germany 
14.
The Flame Has Ceased by Anthony Gilbert
Performer:  Peter Lawson (Piano), Alistair Vennart (Viola), John Turner (Recorder)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
15.
Danse des Fourmis by Christopher Gunning
Performer:  Linda Merrick (Clarinet), John Turner (Recorder), Peter Lawson (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
16.
Chaconne by David Matthews
Performer:  Alistair Vennart (Viola), Linda Merrick (Clarinet), Peter Lawson (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
17.
In Nomine by Raymond H. C. Warren
Performer:  Peter Lawson (Piano), John Turner (Recorder)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
18.
Outback by Emily Howard
Performer:  John Turner (Recorder), Linda Merrick (Clarinet), Alistair Vennart (Viola),
Peter Lawson (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
19.
Edradour by Gary Carpenter
Performer:  John Turner (Recorder), Linda Merrick (Clarinet), Alistair Vennart (Viola),
Peter Lawson (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 

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