Andrew Sparling: New Works for Clarinet

Andrew Sparling: New Works for Clarinet

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Release Date: 1 November 2004 

A recital of pieces written for, and by composers associated with, clarinettist Andrew Sparling: Diana Burrell's quintet Double Image; Chris Sansom's theatrical Music From the Heart of a Dog, for bass clarinet and pre-recorded track; and works featuring clarinet by Michael Finnissy, Roger Redgate, Howard Skempton, Michael Parsons, Timothy Salter, Gabriel Jackson and Nick Hayes, and including Laurence Crane's duo for clarinet and guitar, Sparling.

Andrew Sparling clarinet
Chris Brannick percussion
Thalia Myers piano
Nancy Ruffer flute
Alan Thomas guitar




'This disc shows off the clarinet-playing and unusual musical tastes of a familiar figure on the contemporary scene ... The stylistic range is from the jazziness of Nick Hayes' Tongue-Dog to the modernism of Roger Redgate's +R and Michael Finnissy's folkish Uzundara' The Sunday Times


Finnissy, Crane, Sansom, Skempton, Redgate: Recording date: 27 January 2003 (Finnissy, Crane), 10 April 2003 (Skempton, Redgate), 3 February 2004 (Sansom) Recording venue: Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Herts

Jackson, Salter: Recording date: 23 June 2003
Recording venue: St John the Baptist, Loughton, Essex

Burrell, Hayes: Recording date: 11 December 2003
Recording venue: Rosslyn Hill Unutarian Chapel, Hampstead

Parsons: Recording date: 24 June 2004
Recording venue: St Mary's, Walthamstow

DAVID LEFEBER Engineer/ Producer
DAVID LEFEBER Editing & mastering 

(P) & © 2004 NMC Recordings Ltd

Catalogue number: NMC D092
Release Date: 1 November 2004