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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

Early One Morning

20 Traditional English Folk Songs

Poignant, lively, sad, witty – the richness of English folk song in Timothy Salter’s highly individual settings of musical distinction. Widely acclaimed and enjoyed by concert audiences in many countries.

USK 1215CD

  • The Ionian Singers , Charles Metcalfe tenor, Thalia Myers piano, Alexander Neal percussion, Timothy Salter conductor
  •   Early One Morning
  •   O Waly, Waly
  •   The Seeds of Love
  •   A Frog he Would a-Wooing go
  •   The Tailor and the Mouse
  •   The Frog and the Mouse
  •   Bonny at Morn
  •   Blow the Wind Southerly
  •   Elsie Marley
  •   Dashing away with the Smoothing Iron
  •   Widdecombe Fair
  •   O No John!
  •   The Oak and the Ash
  •   The Miller of the Dee
  •   The Trees so High
  •   The Willow Tree
  •   Cold Blows the Wind
  •   O Soldier, Soldier
  •   The Wraggle Taggle Gipsies
  •   Strawberry Fair

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

Parallax

Music for Chamber Ensembles

New music for chamber ensembles by Timothy Salter; a transparent sound-world of arresting sonority, febrile energy and sinuous, floated line.

USK 1219CD

  • Helen Duffy flute, The Addison Trio , Thalia Myers piano, Richard Watkins horn,              Gillian Tingay harp, The Auriol String Quartet , Brian Schiele viola, Timothy Salter piano, Alexander Neal percussion

Haydn: The Complete Authentic Keyboard Variations

For the first time, a comprehensive collection of Haydn’s keyboard variations – sparkling performances of insight and sensitivity.

USK 1217CD

  • Thalia Myers piano
  • Franz Joseph Haydn :  Arietta No.1 in E flat major with 12 Variations, Hob.XVII/3
  • Franz Joseph Haydn :  20 Variations in G major, Hob.XVII/2
  • Franz Joseph Haydn :  6 Variations in C major, Hob.XVII/5
  • Franz Joseph Haydn :  Variations on 'Gott erhalte' in G major, after Hob.III/77ii
  • Franz Joseph Haydn :  Andante con variazioni in F minor, Hob.XVII/6

Perspectives 1-5 . A Greeting

Music for solo piano by Timothy Salter

A powerfully expressive kaleidoscope of six pieces played by the pianist for whom they were written

USK 1234DL

  • Thalia Myers piano
  • Timothy Salter :  Perspectives 1-5
  •   1. fast (sound-clip)
  •   2. flowing
  •   3. quite free
  •   4. caressingly
  •   5. fleeting
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  • Timothy Salter :  A greeting
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  •   A Greeting recorded August 2016 at St. John the Evangelist, Oxford
  •   Perspectives 1-5 recorded June 2003 at Potton Hall, Suffolk
  •   Recording engineered and balanced by David Wright
  •   Produced by John Rowan
  •   Digital editing and mastering by David Wright
  •   Release date July 2017
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  •   Perspectives 1-5
  •   The number five lends the symmetry of an arch to these short pieces for piano, written in 1980: they alternate in mood, 1 (fast) and 5 (fleeting) being febrile in nature and 2 (flowing) and 4 (caressingly) more reflective, whilst 3 (quite free), the centre of the ‘arch’, is more extreme in dynamics and almost aggressive.
  •   A Greeting
  •   Like Perspectives 1-5, A Greeting (2015) was written for Thalia Myers. It consists of a single idea, 38 bars long, an almost continuous flow of two fluid lines.
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Perspectives

Contemporary British Music for Solo Piano.

World première recordings by five distinguished composers, showing the exciting diversity of style in recent British writing.

USK 1221CD

    • Thalia Myers piano

    20th Century British Choral Music

    Alun Hoddinott, Elisabeth Lutyens, Elizabeth Maconchy, Jonathan Harvey, Thea Musgrave, Timothy Salter

    The rich diversity of contemporary British choral music displayed in performances of great vitality and presence.

    USK 1216CD

    • The Ionian Singers , Eric Jacobsen percussion , Thalia Myers piano , Timothy Salter conductor
    • Thea Musgrave :  Rorate Coeli
    • Jonathan Harvey :  I love the Lord
    • Jonathan Harvey :  Come, Holy Ghost
    • Alun Hoddinott :  Lady and Unicorn
    • Elizabeth Maconchy :  Sirens' Song
    • Elisabeth Lutyens :  Verses of Love
    • Timothy Salter :  Katharsios
    • Timothy Salter :  Eternity