Spratley: Music for String Orchestra
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Philip Spratley: Music for String Orchestra

Catalogue Number: TOCC0088
EAN: 5060113440884
Release Date: 6 July 2009
Duration: 72:10

Sinfonietta, Op. 6
Clarinet Concertino, Byard’s Leap, Op. 27
Recorder Concertino, A Gallery of Cats, Op. 26
Suite, In Outlaw Country, Op 12b

Philip Spratley, conductor
Linda Merrick, clarinet
John Turner, recorder
Tracey Redfern, trumpet
Eira Lynn Jones, harp
Royal Ballet Sinfonia, orchestra
Barry Wordsworth, conductor
Manchester Sinfonia, orchestra

This CD reveals a fresh, original and immediately attractive voice in British music. Philip Spratley, born in Nottinghamshire in 1942, has his roots in English folksong and his compositions are strongly evocative of the countryside – though animated by a rhythmic vivacity and drive that recalls Shostakovich, Britten and Tippett. Spratley’s music also abounds in memorable melodies, and his ability to write tunes with the ring of folksong about them reveals him as a true heir of Holst and Vaughan Williams.

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Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ALBUM 72:10
1-4 Sinfonietta for Strings and Timpani, Op. 6 (1964, rev. 1988)

Philip Spratley, composer
Royal Ballet Sinfonia, orchestra
Barry Wordsworth, conductor
26:41
1 I. Pezzo poco serioso 8:29 play
2 II. Arioso 6:39 play
3 III. Scherzo 5:52 play
4 IV. Pezzo meno serioso 5:41 play
5-7 Clarinet Concertino, Byard’s Leap, Op. 27 (1983, rev. 2006)

Linda Merrick, clarinet
Manchester Sinfonia, orchestra
Philip Spratley, composer, conductor
16:23
5 I. Cadenza - Andante pastorale 7:57 play
6 II. Larghetto et desolato 4:22 play
7 III. Allegro non troppo 4:04 play
8-14 Recorder Concertino, A Gallery of Cats, Op. 26 (1982-83)

Philip Spratley, composer, conductor
John Turner, recorder
Manchester Sinfonia, orchestra
13:10
8 I. Alla Giga 1:37 play
9 II. Alla Pavan 1:30 play
10 III. Corante 1:36 play
11 IV. Lamentoso 2:12 play
12 V. Ostinato 1:33 play
13 VI. Alla Valsa 1:23 play
14 VII: Rigadoon 3:19 play
15-19 Suite, In Outlaw Country, Op 12b (1970, rev. 1994, 2007)

Philip Spratley, composer, conductor
Tracey Redfern, trumpet
Eira Lynn Jones, harp
Manchester Sinfonia, orchestra
15:56
15 I. Preludio 2:24 play
16 II. Notturno 3:30 play
17 III. Scherzo 3:25 play
18 IV. Lullaby 2:49 play
19 V. Finale 3:48 play

Artists

Philip Spratley

Philip Spratley, composer, conductor

Linda Merrick

Linda Merrick, clarinet

John Turner

John Turner, recorder

Tracey Redfern

Tracey Redfern, trumpet

Eira Lynn Jones

Eira Lynn Jones, harp

Royal Ballet Sinfonia

Royal Ballet Sinfonia, orchestra
[credit: Bill Cooper]

Barry Wordsworth

Barry Wordsworth, conductor

Manchester Sinfonia, orchestra

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