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Swing Low Sweet Clarinet: Reginald Kell & His Quiet Music

Kell,Reginald
Release Date: 05/01/2005 
Label:  Clarinet Classics   Catalog #: 10049   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Walter MourantClarence RaybouldFritz KreislerClaude Debussy,   ... 
Performer:  Reginald KellLeon Goossens
Conductor:  L. Bridgewater
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC AcetateReginald Kell & His Quiet Music
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Reginald Kell (1906-1981), holds an important position as one of Britain's leading clarinet players of the last century. Hugely influential, he introduced the concept of vibrato to the orchestral clarinet. Inspired by the great singers with whom he came in contact, particularly Kirsten Flagstad, he sought to emulate their warm expressive sounds on the clarinet. The present collection, available for the first time on CD, was recorded in the 1940s and 1950s. It breaks away from the more serious repertoire which Kell is associated with and features popular tunes and arrangements with orchestral accompaniment. This CD gives a fascinating portrait in sound, of a player who, as well as his playing commitments, also taught Benny Goodman, who was Read more anxious to improve his grasp of the classical repertoire. o Swing Low Sweet Clarinet o Kreisler's Liebesfreud and Liebeslied o Debussy's La Plus que Lent and La Fille aux Chevaux de Lin These are just some of the highlights in this valuable collection. Kell's playing was and continues to be, an inspiration to successive generations, and this disc gives the ideal opportunity for clarinettists and the general music lover, to acquaint themselves with the lighter side of one of the world's most revered musicians. 'The transfer, mostly from LP have been beautifully done...There is more to the CD then just the music: a fascinating biography by Stephen Trier... another winner from Clarinet Classics'. Clarinet & Saxophone Society Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Swing Low Sweet Clarinet by Walter Mourant
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
2.
The Wistful Shepherd, for clarinet & orchestra by Clarence Raybould
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Conductor:  L. Bridgewater
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Acetate
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
3.
Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
4.
The King steps out: Stars in my eyes by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1936; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
5.
Schön Rosmarin by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
6.
Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
7.
Blue Haze, for clarinet & orchestra by Walter Mourant
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
8.
Pied Piper by Walter Mourant
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
9.
The Gentle Maiden by Anonymous
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Reginald Kell & His Quiet Music
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
10.
Some folks by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Reginald Kell & His Quiet Music
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1855; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
11.
The snowy breasted pearl by Traditional
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Reginald Kell & His Quiet Music
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
12.
Has Sorrow Thy Young Days Shaded, folk song by Traditional
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Reginald Kell & His Quiet Music
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
13.
Gentle Annie by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Reginald Kell & His Quiet Music
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
14.
La Paloma by Sebastián de Iradier
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Reginald Kell & His Quiet Music
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain-Basque region 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
15.
In the Gloaming for voice & piano (or orchestra) by Annie Fortescue Harrison
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Reginald Kell & His Quiet Music
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
16.
Ecstasy, for clarinet, harp, celesta & orchestra by Walter Mourant
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Period: Modern 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
17.
Dance of the Three Old Maids by Reginald Porter-Brown
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
18.
La plus que lente by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
19.
Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesfreud" for piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1921; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
20.
Caprice viennois, Op. 2 by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
21.
Ma Curly-headed Baby (Babby) for voice & piano by George H. Clutsam
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet), Leon Goossens (Oboe)
Conductor:  L. Bridgewater
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Acetate
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
22.
Killarney by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Reginald Kell & His Quiet Music
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Ireland 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
23.
Rêverie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
24.
Children's Corner: no 5, The Little Shepherd by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Reginald Kell (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 

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