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Spectrum 5

15 contemporary pieces by distinguished international composers, recorded by the pianist who commissioned them for the latest volume in the celebrated Spectrum series, published by ABRSM.
USK 1233DL

  • Thalia Myers, Piano
  • Gabriel Jackson :  Imaginary Birds
  • Graham Fitkin :  Code
  • Poul Ruders :  Schrödinger’s Kitten
  • Karen Tanaka :  Masquerade
  • Howard Skempton :  Aside
  • Harold Meltzer :  The Jig is Up
  • Huw Watkins :  Prelude
  • Victoria Borisova-Ollas :  Angelfield (soundclip)
  • Michael Finnissy :  Beethoven’s Robin Adair
  • Gavin Higgins :  Awika
  • Timothy Salter :  Shimmer
  • Cheryl Frances-Hoad :  Commuterland
  • Helen Grime :  The Silver Moon
  • Chen Yi :  Bamboo Dance II
  • Philip Cashian :  Swale
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  •   Spectrum 5 is a unique collection of fifteen contemporary works for solo piano, specially commissioned from fifteen leading composers, published in 2016 by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. The highly successful Spectrum project, established by Thalia Myers and ABRSM in 1996, commissions some of the world’s finest composers to write pieces of modest length and difficulty whilst preserving the essential characteristics of their compositional style.
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  •   Recorded August 2016 at St. John the Evangelist, Oxford
  •   Recording engineered and balanced by David Wright
  •   Produced by John Rowan and Rosie Cousins
  •   Digital editing and mastering by David Wright
  •   Release date: November 2016

Spectrum 4

66 newly-commissioned international miniatures. This release, produced in association with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, coincides with the publication of the fourth volume in the outstanding Spectrum series.

 

USK 1227CDD

  • Thalia Myers piano
  • PerMagnus Lindborg :  Búgó Resonances
  • Eleanor Alberga :  For Whom?
  • Simon Bainbridge :  Bells
  • Gerald Barry :  Agnes von Hohenstaufen
  • Snorri Sigfús Birgisson :  Helios
  • Michael Blake :  iKos'tina
  • Victoria Borisova-Ollas :  A Midnight Bell
  • Diana Burrell :  Libra
  • Martin Butler :  Evening Bells
  • Philip Cashian :  Orbit
  • Chen Yi :  Singing in the Mountain
  • Barry Conyngham :  Veils 1
  • Laurence Crane :  Postlude
  • Lyell Cresswell :  The Leith at Stockbridge
  • Jeremy Dale Roberts :  Stone…Standing Stone
  • Janet Davey :  Recollection
  • Michael Finnissy :  Edward
  • Graham Fitkin :  Piano Piece Surprisingly Early 03
  • Beat Furrer :  Melodie - fallend
  • Daniel Giorgetti :  Icicles
  • Detlev Glanert :  Lied im Meer
  • Michael Zev Gordon :  Crystal Clear
  • David Gorton :  Prelude after d'Anglebert
  • Julian Grant :  …diamonds of a most praisèd water…
  • Alejandro Guarello :  S n d
  • Alun Hoddinott :  Leapfrog
  • Gabriel Jackson :  September Chorale
  • Faidros Kavallaris :  Nostalgia
  • Joyce Beetuan Koh :  Piano Peals
  • Giorgos Koumendakis :  The Silk Road
  • Elena Langer :  Utrecht Chimes
  • Ramon Lazkano :  Gentle Sway
  • Siaw Kin Lee :  Xi Yue
  • Alexandre Lunsqui :  …tornando-se…
  • Roderik De Man :  Wajang
  • Colin Matthews :  Cascade
  • Peter Maxwell Davies :  Snow Cloud, over Lochan
  • John McLeod :  The Temple by the Sea
  • Eric Moe :  Echo's Brief Lament
  • Stephen Montague :  Midnight Moon
  • Pavel Novák :  Marian Flowers
  • João Pedro Oliveira :  Looking into the mirror
  • Hilda Paredes :  Las estrellas
  • Peteris Plakidis :  Quiet Walk in the forest
  • Roger Redgate :  écart
  • Poul Ruders :  Swinging Bells
  • Aulis Sallinen :  The Sigh of Barabbas
  • Timothy Salter :  Ancient Footprints
  • David Sawer :  Moebius
  • Rodney Sharman :  Voyageur
  • Howard Skempton :  Lull
  • Ananda Sukarlan :  Gentle Darkness
  • Giles Swayne :  Whistling Tune
  • Tazul Izan Tajuddin :  Sebuah Pantun
  • Karen Tanaka :  Northern Lights
  • Jesús Torres :  Aurora
  • Andrew Toovey :  Red Bird
  • Erkki-Sven Tüür :  Short Meeting of Dark and Light
  • Sohrab Uduman :  Berceuse
  • Mindaugas Urbaitis :  Longing for time’s faraway, vanishing things
  • Joseph Vella :  Playing 6, 5, 4, 3, 2...
  • Alejandro Viñao :  Stumbling Star
  • Param Vir :  Ratri
  • John White :  Sonata No. 140
  • Adeline Wong :  Mind the Gap
  • Raymond Yiu :  podskok