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Flux / Lunar Saxophone Quartet

Lunar Saxophone Quartet / Jackson / Long / Nyman
Release Date: 05/24/2011 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 227  
Composer:  Gabriel JacksonAshley-John LongLucy PankhurstKeith Tippett,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lunar Saxophone Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"James Williamson’s In Memoriam is achingly contemplative, while the title of Lucy Pankhurst’s Diaphanousphere suggests the delicate webs of sound created by the quartet." -- The Independent

Formed in 2002, the award winning Lunar Saxophone Quartet has developed a reputation for their commitment to composer/performer collaborations, leading to dozens of commissions from a variety of different composers. Performances have spanned a wide range of occasions, from Bryn Terfel's 'Faenol Festival' and the Welsh BBC Proms, to live broadcasts on BBC TV and Radio.

This new disc features a programme of newly commissioned works by some of Wales's youngest and most gifted composers together with those of more
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Also available from the Lunar Saxophone Quartet is their debut disc on Signum These Visions:

“I tend to be cautious with 'classical' saxophones; they can be strident and assertive, especially in small-venue recitals, but here the sound is home-friendly, mainly discreet and mellow … Signum's production is strikingly good; properly informative and interesting notes, with graphic design and photography unified.” -- Musical Pointers
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Works on This Recording

1.
LM-7: Aquarius by Gabriel Jackson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lunar Saxophone Quartet
2.
Flux by Ashley-John Long
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lunar Saxophone Quartet
3.
Diaphanousphere by Lucy Pankhurst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lunar Saxophone Quartet
4.
Five Short Pieces Four Whispers for Archie’s Chair by Keith Tippett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lunar Saxophone Quartet
5.
Vent by Graham Fitkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lunar Saxophone Quartet
6.
4 Chair Legs by Eric Schwartz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lunar Saxophone Quartet
7.
In Memoriam by James Williamson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lunar Saxophone Quartet
8.
De L’hotel de la ville a la Concorde by Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lunar Saxophone Quartet

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