Piano duets by Hugh Shrapnel and John Lewis
performed by the Ivory Duo Ensemble.
Influenced by, amongst other things, folk, music hall, jazz and Latin the music on this album is a compelling mixture of dynamism and poetry. Hugh’s sometimes touching reflective and lyrical tone poems ‘Tales of South East London’ are vividly contrasted with the driving rhythms of John’s dramatic, even sometimes explosive ‘Chemical Elements’.
‘A totally enchanting album of distinctive new music. Engaging, evocative and finely-structured pieces by Hugh Shrapnel and John Lewis are performed with elegance and panache by Ivory Duo Piano Ensemble.’ – Sarah Walker (BBC Radio 3 presenter).
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Historic recording of the Promenade Theatre Orchestra's farewell concert. Music by Alec Hill, Christopher Hobbs, Hugh Shrapnel (including '4 Toy Pianos' and 'Carolina Moon') and John White.
South of the River(piano duet): Oxleas Wood, East Street Market, Papillon Walk, Vanbrugh Castle, Ladywell Fields, Deptford Broadway.
Unity (flute & piano)
Cat Preludes (piano): Basking, Prowl, Siamese,...and mouse, Asleep, Curtain, Dusty Dreams.
Performed by Sarah Walker & Robert Coleridge (piano); Francesca Hanley (flute)