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Tim Ewers: Squaring The Circle

Ewers,Tim
Release Date: 06/12/2012 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 7379   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Tim Ewers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gemini (Ensemble)Wallace Collection (Brass Ensemble)
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ewers' work explores a sophisticated range of colourful and expressive musical gestures. The melodies and harmonies are exotic in their chromaticism and use of non-standard timbres and the textures are intricate and endlessly fascinating. Several of the early pieces, performed by Gemini, were originally written for the group Quorum, a quartet of reeds, violin, 'cello and keyboard or tuned percussion, all the players being members of the Varèse Ensemble, a chamber orchestra Ewers ran in the 1980s. The brass quintet ...blue, indigo, violet was originally written for the Cambrian Brass Quintet, but is performed here, with great zest, by the Wallace Collection. Other pieces have been re-worked or specially written for Gemini to create an Read more album of beautifully crafted and intensely coloured musical images. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Squaring the Circle, for clarinets, keyboard percussion, violin & cello by Tim Ewers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gemini (Ensemble)
Written: 1989 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2.
Geometric Designs, for bass clarinet, keyboard percussion, viola & cello by Tim Ewers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gemini (Ensemble)
Written: 1998 
Date of Recording: 04/14/2011 
Venue:  Coombehurst Studio, Kingston University 
Length: 9 Minutes 12 Secs. 
3.
Kite, for saxophone, piano, violin & cello (Version 2) by Tim Ewers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gemini (Ensemble)
Written: 1980 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
4.
...blue, indigo, violet, for brass quintet by Tim Ewers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wallace Collection (Brass Ensemble)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1991 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 13 Minutes 32 Secs. 
5.
Quadrivium, for clarinet, marimba, violin & cello by Tim Ewers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gemini (Ensemble)
Written: 1986 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 11 Minutes 54 Secs. 
6.
Wonderlands, for clarinet, bass clarinet, viola & cello by Tim Ewers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gemini (Ensemble)
Written: 2010 
Date of Recording: 04/14/2011 
Venue:  Coombehurst Studio, Kingston University 
Length: 11 Minutes 48 Secs. 

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