BEN GOLDSCHEIDER: DEBUT

BEN GOLDSCHEIDER (HORN), DANIEL HILL (PIANO)

Ben Goldscheider: Debut - WHR045Willowhayne Records presents the debut recording by BBC Young Musician Grand Finalist Ben Goldscheider.

The idea behind this CD was to present a concert programme taking the listener on a musical journey through the development of the horn and the subsequent music written for it. Starting in the 21st century and then jumping to classical, through romantic, early and late twentieth century and back to the 21st century, this disc shows the full range of the horn's versatility, as well as the technical and musical maturity of this exceptional artist.     More >>

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TRANSCRIPTIONS FOR OBOE & PIANO

CATHERINE TANNER-WILLIAMS (OBOE), CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS (PIANO)

Transcriptions for Oboe & Piano - WHR052Husband and wife duo Catherine and Christopher celebrate their 25th year of musical partnership with this disc of world premiere recordings of works which have been borrowed or transcribed for oboe and piano, including 3 pieces by Richard Strauss which were arranged specially for this CD.

Let the music take you along quiet forest paths, to magical castles and sparkling Viennese balls. Featuring a sonata by Mozart, and operatic works by Glinka and Richard Strauss, this disc showcases the oboe's lyrical and virtuosic sides in an intimate chamber music setting.

The perfect gift for Valentine's Day, or any time of the year!    More >> 

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MATTHEW GEE'S AMAZING SLIDING CIRCUS

MATTHEW GEE (TROMBONE), CHRISTOPHER GLYNN (PIANO), MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Matthew Gee's Amazing Sliding Circus - GEE02Building on the success of his critically acclaimed debut album Paradiso e inferno, Matthew Gee continues to relinquish trombone playing from its stereotype and illuminate the wider public as to the beauty of this often misunderstood instrument.

The trombone's ability to raucously glissando has naturally drawn composers to focus on the instrument's comic potential - its undeniable clownishness. Embracing the complex emotions embodied within the clown identity - the 'tragic clown', smiling on the outside whilst crying within - this concept album brings together works by established masters, new commissions and arrangements which all celebrate the instruments vast range of colours, nuance and beauty, whilst letting its buffoonish stereotype shine through.     More >>

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BLUE PLUME:  THE MUSIC OF THE IRISH GUARDS

BAND OF THE IRISH GUARDS, MAJOR BRUCE MILLER (DIRECTOR)
Blue Plume:  The Music of the Irish GuardsA must for lovers of military bands and of irish music! This is a recording of one of the finest military bands in the UK, the Band of the Irish Guards. The recording was made in the sumptuous acoustic of the Guards Chapel, London and the superb symphonic sound was created by the legendary classical recording engineer Tony Faulkner together with Producer Mike Purton. The quality of performance and of production values are exceptional. Under their Director of Music, Major Bruce Miller, the Band play a selection of Irish-inspired music including more than 20 marches (some well-known and some rarities for the collector), a superb suite of Irish folk-tunes by Dutch composer Johan de Meij, and all the 'must have' Regimental music of the Irish Guards, including Company Marches, the Regimental Quick and Slow Marches, plus the Regimental Call, Last Post and Rose. In this Regimental section, the Band are joined by the Regimental Drums and Pipes and by the Corps of Drums to create a truly thrilling sound.     More >>
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