Debut Recording

Debut Recording for Champs Hill Records

As part of a new recital disc by Perpetuo’s Artistic Director, James Turnbull, we have recorded the world premiere recordings of Judith Weir’s Mountain Airs and John Tavener’s Little Missenden Calm.

Judith Weir’s Mountain Airs was written in 1988 for Flute, Oboe and Clarinet. Judith Weir describes it as follows:

“Mountain Airs is a free adaptation of two traditional Scottish melodies. It lasts about four minutes and falls into three distinct sections; the scoring if for flute, oboe and clarinet in A. It was written for the British group Sounds Positive directed by Avril Anderson and David Surtton-Anderson; and first performed by them in 1988.”

The recording by Perpetuo features Lindsey Ellis playing Flute, James Turnbull playing Oboe and Sara Sarvamaa playing Clarinet.

John Tavener’s Little Missenden Calm was composed for the Little Missenden Festival in 1984 and is composed for wind quartet. The recording by Perpetuo features James Turnbull playing Oboe, Sara Sarvamaa playing Clarinet, Emma Whitney playing French Horn and Jo Stark playing Bassoon.

This recording will be released in Summer 2016 and is available directly from Champs Hill Records or through all good download and record stores.


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