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089 Quietus John Hawkins  
  String Trio            
    A single movement for violin, viola and cello composed in 1997.
“… I found this work most enjoyable to play as well as listen to … a delightful modern work.” [Michael Videluch.]
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    Duration c.4-5 minutes.      
    ISMN M708027-89-8 Cat.no. 089 Score and 3 parts £10.95    
150 Shadows John Hawkins    
  Trio for viola, cello and piano      
 

'Shadows' is a nostalgic, atmospheric waltz written in response to a poem by Ursula Vaughan Williams 'Ainsi le bon temps regrettons' which begins with the lines

  No, I will not tell you with whom I danced,
  nor of the music we knew;
  We stepped through the window and danced on the terrace
  onto the grass and danced by the water.
  the music followed us,
  But long ago the grass was scythed
  and with it, our shadows
  that danced till morning.
  . . .

An attractive short piece, Duration: 3' 20"
   
ISMN M708027-62-1  Cat.no.150 Piano score & 2 parts £11.70    
073 Piano Trio No.1, Op.73 Arthur Butterworth    
  Piano Trio            
    Arthur Butterworth’s first string trio was inspired by the contemplation in winter of springtimes and summers of the past. It was commissioned by the Cheltenham Festival and first performed on 13th July 1983 with members of the Music Group of London, Hugh Bean (violin), Eileen Croxford (’cello) and David Parkhouse (piano).

It is a single-movement work in three sections lasting about 25 minutes and has been recorded by the Terroni Piano Trio on Dutton Epoch CDLX 7164

     
    ISMN M708027-73-7  Cat.no. 073 Piano score & 2 parts £22.50    
102 String Quartet, Op.100 Arthur Butterworth    
  String Quartet            
    This is the revised (2011) edition of the quartet Butterworth originally composed in 1997.      
    Duration c.15 minutes.        
    ISMN M708027-18-8
 
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145 Fuzon John Hawkins    
  String Quartet            
    Hawkins's new seven-minute quartet takes its title from William Blake's illuminated book Ahania (1795), in which Fuzon is the embodiment of fire – who “On spike flames rose, his hot visage flam'd furious!”
The story begins with Fuzon rebelling against Urizen:

“Shall we worship this Demon of Smoke,”
Said Fuzon, “This abstact non-entity
This cloudy God seated on Waters
Now seen, now obscur'd; King of sorrow?”
     So he spoke, in a fiery flame ... '

Tab through the score pages by clicking on the cover image,
and listen to the Piatti Quartet performance by clicking on YouTube.

     
         
    ISMN M708027-87-4
 
 
Cat.no. 145
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135 Palinode   John Hawkins  
  Flute, clarinet, violin, 'cello and piano      
 

Three moods appear in turn on different instruments: (decorative flute, violent clarinet and piano and lyrical violin and ’cello). Interrupting each other then combining, they create a chaotic climax before collapsing into calm. Then they exchange instruments (the violin becomes decorative, flute and cello violent and the clarinet and piano lyrical) and start all over again…

Palinode, n. a retraction [Gr. palin ‘again’ + őidő ‘song’]

Duration: approximately 6 minutes

     
     
ISMN M708027-57-7 Cat.no. 135 Piano score and parts £15.95    
045 Quintet, Op.21     Kevin Hill  
  Alto saxophone and string quartet        
    A work abounding in rhythmic vitality and sparkling ideas. “On first impression the piece would make a wonderful soundtrack for the Irish dancers in Riverdance; its motoric rapidity guaranteed to keep both dancers and players on their toes." [Mary Nemet] Read the review.     Review
               
    ISMN M708017-45-5 Cat.no. 045 Score and 5 parts £25.70    
043 Trio Sonata     Alan Richardson  
  Bass clarinet, viola and piano          
    A short three movement work with some interesting sonorities.      
    Total duration c.11 minutes.          
    ISMN M708017-43-1 Cat.no. 043 Score and 2 parts £11.70    
044 Three Pieces     Alan Richardson Top of page
  Alla Marcia - Variations - Graziana (Allegretto vivo e grazioso)      
  Oboe, viola and piano        
    A delightful work composed in the 1970's for Janet Craxton and Watson Forbes.

The pieces may be played in sequence or as individual items.

   
    Total duration c.13-14 minutes.          
    ISMN M708017-44-8 Cat.no. 044 Score and 2 parts £13.45    
119s Brandenburg Concerto 6 JS Bach  
 
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2 Violas, 2 Scordatura Violas, Cello, Continuo      
   

This new edition of the 6th Concerto with scordatura violas in lieu of the less frequently available viole da gamba has been edited and arranged by the New Zealand doctoral scholar and violist, Andrew Filmer. He has provided an extensive commentary to accompany the score and makes a persuasive case for the use of scordatura violas in chamber performances of this work.

A full score with set of parts is also available.

Click on the link below to view a video discussion and performance

 
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    ISMN M708027-49-2
ISMN M708027-48-5
119s
1191
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147 Tarka, Op.142 Arthur Butterworth  
  Caprice for small ensemble    
  'Tarka' was composed in 2013 and premiered by the Manchester Chamber Ensemble conducted by Richard Howarth at the Ilkley Concert Club David Pyett Celebration Concert given at the King's Hall, Ilkley on 2 October 2013.
The programme also included the original version of Copland's 'Appalachian Spring' and Butterworth chose the same instrumentation for his own work.
  Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon
  Violin I (2 players), Violin II (2 players)
  Viola (2 players), Cello (2 players)
  Double Bass, Piano
Duration c.11-12 minutes.
ISMN M708017-68-4
 

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022 Haworth Moor, Op.110 Arthur Butterworth  
  SATB and piano          
   

In 1969 Butterworth had set poems of Emily Brontë in 'Night Wind' but in more recent years he has rarely ventured into the field of choral music. Here, thirty years later he returns to the world of the Brontë sisters which has always fascinated and inspired him. The choral writing is imaginative and passionate, and an important role for the piano adds to the colour and drama of the work. Read more.

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    Duration c.16 minutes.          
    ISMN M708017-22-6
Cat.no.022
Vocal score (48pp.) £7.95    
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