Jerwood Series 4 includes music by William Attwood, Joanna Bailie and Richard Causton. Phoenix, commissioned for the London Sinfonietta by Henry Greenfield, won Richard Causton the coveted chamber-scale composition prize at the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards 2007. It is paired with Sleep for solo flute, one of the last recordings made by the London Sinfonietta’s principal flautist Sebastian Bell before his death in September 2007. William Attwood and Joanna Bailie have established reputations in the UK and on the continent as both composers and as joint directors of innovative performing ensembles; Attwood is involved with Ensemble Grenzpunkt, whilst Bailie runs Ensemble Plus-Minus.
This release is part of the London Sinfonietta’s 6-volume Jerwood Series, focussing on recent works by young composers working in the UK. The series also celebrates the support the ensemble has given these composers: most of the works were commissioned by or written for the ensemble, and were recorded live at world or London premiere performances.
1 William Attwood: Iwwer Tiermen
London Sinfonietta / Nicholas Kok
2-7 Joanna Bailie: Five Famous Adagios
8 Richard Causton: Sleep
Sebastian Bell flute
9-10 Richard Causton: Phoenix
CD only (not available as a download)
'We are tremendously grateful for the support of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, which has enabled us to release these CDs. A recording is the best possible calling card for young composers, and these works deserve the widest audience.’ - London Sinfonietta
Iwwer Tiermen was recorded live (World Premiere) by BBC Radio on 27 January 2005 at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London. First broadcast on Hear and Now, BBC Radio 3, 19 March 2005. Producer: Philip Tagney.
Five Famous Adagios was recorded live (World Premiere) by BBC Radio on 13 May 2006 at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London. First broadcast on Hear and Now, BBC Radio 3, 17 June 2006. Producer: Philip Tagney. Published by BMIC.
Sleep and Phoenix were recorded live on 8 November 2006 at Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York. Producer: Ian Dearden for Sound Intermedia. Published by Oxford University Press.
Editing and mastering: Ian Dearden for Sound Intermedia.
Catalogue number: SINF CD1-2008