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This CD celebrates the Scottish, but Blackburn born, composer Ronald Stevenson, best known for his piano music (he was himself a virtuoso pianist), but his enormous work list spans most genres except opera. This disc includes all his works for recorder, interspersed with some of his songs in widely divergent styles with piano and instrumental accompaniment. Stevenson's Scottish composer friends were legion, and this disc includes music by several of them, David Johnson, John Purser, Wilma Paterson and Eddie McGuire. His overseas friends were many, and notably included Grainger, some of whose music Stevenson arranged for various instruments. Grainger himself made two entrancing versions of the well-known and much loved Country Gardens for recorders, at his friend Balfour Gardiner's house, which bookend this disc, and have not previously been heard.
This CD celebrates the Scottish, but Blackburn born, composer Ronald Stevenson, best known for his piano music (he was himself a virtuoso pianist), but his enormous work list spans most genres except opera. This disc includes all his works for recorder, interspersed with some of his songs in widely divergent styles with piano and instrumental accompaniment. Stevenson's Scottish composer friends were legion, and this disc includes music by several of them, David Johnson, John Purser, Wilma Paterson and Eddie McGuire. His overseas friends were many, and notably included Grainger, some of whose music Stevenson arranged for various instruments. Grainger himself made two entrancing versions of the well-known and much loved Country Gardens for recorders, at his friend Balfour Gardiner's house, which bookend this disc, and have not previously been heard.
7141148054111
Stevenson, Ronald - Ronald Stevenson & Friends

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Format: CD
Label: Prima Facie
Rel. Date: 06/16/2023
UPC: 7141148054111

Ronald Stevenson & Friends
Artist: Stevenson, Ronald
Format: CD
New: Not in stock
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DISC: 1

1. Country Gardens for Two Recorders
2. A Year Owre Young
3. To Autumn
4. Celtic Triptych I. Slow Air
5. Celtic Triptych II. Strathspey Scottish Dance
6. Celtic Triptych III. Twelve-Note Jig
7. A Wee Holiday Suite - I. Bipo's Dance
8. A Wee Holiday Suite - II. a Balow for a Balough
9. A Wee Holiday Suite - III. Bipo's Sleepo
10. A Wee Holiday Suite - IV. Ulla's and Ella's Veranda-Hike
11. A Wee Holiday Suite - V. Bipo's Ear-Pop
12. Little Cynical Songs I. Nostalgia for Sweet Friendship
13. Little Cynical Songs II. the Little Goddess Pan
14. Little Cynical Songs III. Torch Song for Dead Love
15. Little Cynical Songs IV. Weave Me
16. Little Cynical Songs V. Happy Ending Song
17. Skye Blue
18. David Johnson, Prelude No. 1
19. David Johnson, Prelude No. 1 Fugue
20. David Johnson, Prelude No. 6
21. David Johnson, Prelude No. 6 Fugue
22. David Johnson, Prelude No. 8
23. David Johnson, Prelude No. 8 Fugue
24. Improvisations on Themes of Emanuel Moor I
25. Improvisations on Themes of Emanuel Moor II
26. Improvisations on Themes of Emanuel Moor III
27. Two Songs to Poems By William Soutar: I. Hallowe'en Sang
28. Two Songs to Poems By William Soutar: II. the Quiet Comes in
29. Prelude 29
30. Over the Hills and Far Away
31. Country Gardens for Two Recorders

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This CD celebrates the Scottish, but Blackburn born, composer Ronald Stevenson, best known for his piano music (he was himself a virtuoso pianist), but his enormous work list spans most genres except opera. This disc includes all his works for recorder, interspersed with some of his songs in widely divergent styles with piano and instrumental accompaniment. Stevenson's Scottish composer friends were legion, and this disc includes music by several of them, David Johnson, John Purser, Wilma Paterson and Eddie McGuire. His overseas friends were many, and notably included Grainger, some of whose music Stevenson arranged for various instruments. Grainger himself made two entrancing versions of the well-known and much loved Country Gardens for recorders, at his friend Balfour Gardiner's house, which bookend this disc, and have not previously been heard.
        
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