(click underlined movements to hear MP3 format sound clips)
Allemande - Menuet (Ghost Dance) - Mazurka - Tango - Last Dance
Timothy Salter: Dovetail (2014)
Mobile - Tightrope - Confluence - Aria - Ceremonial - Chase
Andrew Wilson: Suite of Sweets (Op. 115, 2007)
LemonParfait - Caramelita - Hazelnut Clusters - Giandujotti - Fudge Fugue
Marc Yeats: Dark Gravity (2014)
with Caleb Herron (percussion)
Total Time 55 mins
There is also a YouTube video of the whole of the Menuet (Ghost Dance)
These are included below.
by the Gelächter Trio:
This recording is inspired by our passion to promote contemporary British compositions for the wind trio, and to expand the repertoire to show how truly virtuosic and fun this ensemble can be.
These characteristics shine through the music of Cecilia McDowall and Andrew Wilson. We also asked Timothy Salter to write us a piece with an extra challenge for the performers, and he came up with the idea of adding hand held percussion instruments for us to play.
The final track of the album, Marc Yeats' Dark Matter, may sound like a departure from the theme, but his universe soon explodes into a quirky kaleidoscope of passion, energy and joy.
Each composer on this album brings a different quality to this combination of instruments which we hope shows you just how versatile and exciting current British composers are!
Click the image to get a larger JPG of this page; the full notes can be accessed as a PDF download here.
"This is an elegant and elegantly presented anthology of wind music by living British composers."
Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International
"Everything about this CD I really enjoyed, with precise ensemble and playing of great virtuosity from all the players."
David Theodore, Double Reed News. You can read the whole review here.