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A Garland for John McCabe

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Playing time: 79'35"
Tracks: 19
Booklet pages: 20
© 2018 Divine Art Ltd
Sent to a reviewer on 12 January 2018

Listen: Gerard Schurmann: Memento (track 13, 0:00-1:00)

Linda Merrick, clarinet
John Turner, recorder
Alistair Vennart, viola
Peter Lawson, piano

Short pieces composed in John McCabe's memory - an anthology of tributes from 19 composers:

Peter Dickinson:

1 A Rag for McCabe

John Joubert:

2 Exequy

Edward Gregson:

3 John's Farewell

Robert Saxton:

4 A Little Prelude for John McCabe

Howard Skempton:

5 Highland Song

Elis Pehkonen:

6 Lament for the Turtle-Dove

Robin Walker:

7 And Will You Walk Beside Me Down the Lane?

Malcolm Lipkin:

8 In Memoriam John McCabe

William Marshall:

9 Little Passacaglia

Martin Ellerby:

10 Nocturnes and Dawn (Patterdale)

Rob Keeley:

11 Elegy for John McCabe

James Francis Brown:

12 Evening Changes

Gerard Schurmann:

13 Memento

Anthony Gilbert:

14 The Flame has Ceased

Christopher Gunning:

15 Danses des Fourmis

David Matthews:

16 Chaconne

Raymond Warren:

17 In Nomine

Emily Howard:

18 Outback

Gary Carpenter:

19 Edradour

Recorded on 21 April 2017 at the Carole Nash Room, Royal Northern College of Music (tracks 2, 3, 10, 13, 14, 16 and 19), on 30 April 2017 at the Carole Nash Hall, Chethams School of Music (tracks 6 and 11) and on 7 May 2017 at Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester University (all other tracks), all in Manchester, UK.


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