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James Dutton (Flute), Oliver Davies (PIANO)

Idyll - The English Flute Unheard - MPR101Recorded in the beautiful acoustic of the Menuhin Hall in Surrey, this recording is a superb selection of music for Flute (mainly with Piano) by composers who either taught or studied at the Royal College of Music in London.  None of these works have been recorded commercially for this instrumentation. Composers include Richard Walthew, Cyril Bradley Rootham, Sir George Henschel, Robin Milford, Armstrong Gibbs, Norman Demuth, Stanley Bate, Leonard Salzedo and John White.

“Hugely enjoyable disc…the balance both tonally and emotionally between the two performers is finely managed…two soloists perfectly in tune with the repertoire…” British Music Society


“…beautifully played…these are two instinctive musicians who judge the pace of the music with sensitivity and intelligence…” British Flute Society    More >>


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Richard Henry Walthew: Idyll
Cyril Bradley Rootham: Suite in Three Movements, Op.64
Sir George Henschel: Theme and Variations, Op.73
Robin Milford: Sonata in C major, Op.69
Cecil Armstrong Gibbs: Suite in A major, Op.144
Norman Demuth: Three Pastorals after Ronard, for Flute Solo
Stanley Bate: Sonata, Op.11
Leonard Salzedo: Cantiga Morisca, for Solo Flute
John White: Duettino

MPR101     View Booklet (PDF)

Recording Details

Recorded:  16th & 17th September 2017, The Menuhin Hall, The Menuhin School, Cobham, Surrey, UK
Booklet Design: Hannah Whale (
Recording Producer:  Mike Purton 
Recording Engineer: Tony Faulkner
Release Date: June 2018
Total Duration: 75:14


'...hugely enjoyable CD' - British Music Society

'This hugely enjoyable CD' - British Music Society 'This CD is recorded with clarity and a warm tone quality; the instruments are always well balanced and both performers play with impressive accuracy and conviction... There are some real gems amongst the repertoire here which deserve to be better known with contemporary audiences; well worth exploring.' - Pan Magazine, The British Flute Society