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Extremely Well-crafted

British music for
oboe and strings -
heard by
PATRIC STANDFORD

'... a particularly valuable contribution to the catalogue.'

British Music for Oboe and Strings. Joubert, Britten, Leighton, McDowall, McCabe. © 2013 Guild GmbH

Three English oboe concertos make this CD a particularly valuable contribution to the catalogue.

John Joubert, still working vigorously into his eighty-seventh year, wrote his concerto for oboe and strings for Jinny Shaw and the Orchestra of the Swan in 2006, and they gave its first performance the following summer. The first two movements allow very little relaxation, moving as they do with lively and surprisingly youthful optimism. Leighton died in 1988, and this concerto, written in 1953, was not heard until it was included in the 2001 Hereford Three Choirs Festival programmes...

Copyright © 27 October 2013 Patric Standford,
Suffolk UK

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BRITISH MUSIC FOR OBOE AND STRINGS

OBOE MUSIC

STRING MUSIC

GEORGE VASS

JOHN JOUBERT

KENNETH LEIGHTON

JOHN MCCABE

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

CECILIA MCDOWALL

UNITED KINGDOM

WALES

HEREFORD

FLORENCE

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