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        TAILWIND CC2032

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Cecilia McDowall: Century Dances (2005)
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)

This CD is in a Digipak - it looks and feels great, but has no extended programme notes.
These are included below.

Emma McGovern (oboe) trained at the Royal College of Music and the Tchaikovksy Conservatoire in Moscow. Her recital venues include the Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow, and she has won prizes in Slovenia and Italy as well as the RCM. She has also played in orchestras in the UK, France and Russia. From Belfast, Sarah Smith (clarinet) graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with distinction,and has won several awards including an RPO Sir John Barbirolli Award. She has worked with the LSO Wind Academy, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Britten Sinfonia. Lois Au (bassoon) studied with Martin Gatt, Julie Price and Andrea di Flammineis as well as with Frantisek Hermann and Jiri Seidl in Prague. She performs with many groups, including the Aurora Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra.

An introduction to the Programme Notes
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.

Media Comment
"One couldn't wish for better performances of these contemporary woodwind works. All are full of inventive spirit, from a Suite of Sweets to the knottier Dark Gravity." Rebecca Franks, BBC Music Magazine

"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.

Listener Comment
"I was stunned by the vivid realisation of my Suite of Sweets on the Gelächter Trio's 'Tailwind' CD. The attention to detail shown by Oboe Classics throughout the production process was superb." Andrew Wilson, Tavistock, UK

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