Flute concerto Op. 493a
For Flute and String Orchestra

  1. 1) Allegro cantando

    3. 48

  2. 2) Scherzo con spirito

    3. 41

  3. 3) Andante espressivo

    2. 64

  4. 4) Marcia giocoso

    6. 10

Clarinet Concerto Op. 329a
For Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra

  1. 5) Invocation Recitativo

    7. 51

  2. 6) Ceremony Recitativo

    7. 12

  3. 7) Round Dance-Vivace

    6. 28

Bassoon Concerto op. 607
For Bassoon and String Orchestra

  1. 8) Moderato

    6. 10

  2. 9) Larghetto

    2. 50

  3. 10) Presto

    3. 35

Serenade for Wind Octet Op. 419

  1. 11) Grazioso con moto

    6. 30

  2. 12) Serioso, come una marcia lenta

    4. 30

  3. 13) Molto vivace, capriccioso

    3. 40

CD information

The place of origin of this release was a barber shop in the London district of Kensington: Sir Neville Marriner and Howard Blake not only share a passion for music, but also one for their barber. And it was this hair dresser who established the connection that finally led to this recording.

The release features a joining of forces between the highly talented pianist-conductor-composer, Howard Blake, a leading figure on the

contemporary music scene, and the renowned conductor, Sir Neville Marriner, who twice has been honoured for his services to music, first having been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979 and, subsequently, having received a knighthood in 1985.

Flautist Jaime Martin, clarinettist Andrew Marriner and bassoonist Gustavo Núñez are also heard in these superlative wind concertos.