Pietro Antonio Locatelli (1695-1764) arr. Jelte Althuis: Introduzione teatrale Op. 4, no. 1

  1. 1) Allegro

    1.40

  2. 2) Allegro

    1.57

  3. 3) Presto

    1.56

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) arr. Raaf Hekkema

  1. 4) Variations on La Folia Op. 5, no. 12

    10.48

Nina Simone (1933-2003) arr. Jelte Althuis

  1. 5) For All We Know

    4.04

Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613) arr. Raaf Hekkema

  1. 6) Tu m'uccidi, o crudele

    2.24

Nico Muhly (1981)

  1. 7) Look For Me

    6.00

Abing (1893-1950) arr. Oliver Boekhoorn

  1. 8) Er Quan Ying Yue

    4.58

César Franck (1822-1890) arr. Jelte Althuis: Prélude, fugue et variation

  1. 9) Prélude

    3.06

  2. 10) Interlude

    0.31

  3. 11) Fugue & variation

    5.54

Johann Wilhelm Wilms (1772-1847) arr. Jelte Althuis

  1. 12) Rondo from Sinfonia à grand orchestre no. 4

    5.51

Erik Satie (1866-1925) arr. Raaf Hekkema: Danses de travers

  1. 13) I

    1.41

  2. 14) II

    1.28

  3. 15) III

    2.29

Ron Ford (1959) arr. Raaf Hekkema

  1. 16) Motet

    1.51

Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) arr. Alban Wesly

  1. 17) Zdenka Variations

    8.44

Josquin des Prez (ca. 1450-1521) arr. Lucas van Helsdingen

  1. 18) Nymphes des bois

    4.36

CD information

Calefax is an internationally acclaimed ensemble of reed players renowned for performing their own arrangements and newly commissioned compositions for the unique combination of oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet and bassoon. Switching genres and periods with consummate ease, this adventurous new release for PENTATONE from the reed quintet Calefax is a superb collection of well-honed arrangements of less familiar works, all played with the ensemble’s customary verve, passion, and mellow sound. From the frothy virtuosity of Corelli and Locatelli to the haunting beauty of Gesualdo, Satie, and the heartfelt introspection of Nina Simone, it’s an astonishingly varied and intriguing programme. As well as pieces by Franck and Janáček, it includes one commission, Look for Me by Nico Muhly, based on an American folk song, and an arrangement of the Chinese popular song Er Quan Ying Yue. All these pieces have regularly featured in Calefax’s concerts and they fully showcase the ensemble’s versatility and mastery.