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A HUNDRED YEARS OF BRITISH PIANO MINIATURES

BUTTERWORTH • FRICKER • HARRISON • HEADINGTON • L. & E. LIVENS • LONGMIRE • POWER • REYNOLDS • SKEMPTON • WARREN


  • Duncan Honeybourne, piano

The piano pieces here trace a trajectory from the Edwardian poetry of Leo Livens to the overdubbing of Peter Reynolds by way of a century of evocative, descriptive and exciting miniatures. Reflecting pastoral, light and experimental traditions, these previously unrecorded works offer rich variety from neglected composers.

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Tracklist

Livens, Leo
1
Moonbeams (1915) * (00:01:53)
Livens, Evangeline
2
Shadows (1915) * (00:03:15)
Harrison, Julius
3
Severn Country: III. Far Forest (1928) * (00:02:17)
Warren, Constance
4
Idyll in G-Flat Major (1930) * (00:02:45)
Butterworth, Arthur
 
Lakeland Summer Nights, Op. 10 (1949) (00:10:00 )
5
I. Evening * (00:02:09)
6
II. Rain * (00:02:30)
7
III. Night Sky * (00:05:13)
Headington, Christopher
8
Italian Dance (1959) * (00:01:34)
Longmire, John Basil Hugh
9
Regent Street (1962) * (00:03:27)
Skempton, Howard
10
Quavers (1972) * (00:02:48)
11
Intermezzo for piano (1973) * (00:01:32)
Fricker, Peter Racine
 
2 Expressions (1981) (00:05:06 )
12
No. 1. — * (00:03:00)
13
No. 2. — * (00:01:59)
Power, David
 
8 Miniatures (2001) (00:09:00 )
14
No. 1. — * (00:00:32)
15
No. 2. — * (00:01:43)
16
No. 3. — * (00:00:30)
17
No. 4. — * (00:01:08)
18
No. 5. — * (00:00:46)
19
No. 6. — * (00:00:35)
20
No. 7. — * (00:00:25)
21
No. 8. — * (00:02:55)
Reynolds, Peter
 
Cippyn (2015) (00:10:00 )
22
I. — * (00:01:06)
23
II. — * (00:01:31)
24
III. — * (00:00:52)
25
IV. — * (00:01:44)
26
V. — * (00:01:05)
27
VI. — * (00:01:31)
28
VII. — * (00:01:28)
World Première Recording
Total Time: 00:52:13

The Artist

Duncan Honeybourne Duncan Honeybourne has established a colourful and diverse career as a pianist, writer and in music education. His debut in 1998 as concerto soloist at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the National Concert Hall, Dublin, was broadcast on radio and television, with further recitals given in London, Paris, and at international festivals in Belgium and Switzerland. Honeybourne has toured extensively in the UK, Ireland and Europe as recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician, appearing at many major venues and leading festivals. He has been a frequent soloist on radio networks worldwide, including BBC Radio 3, Irish, French, Swiss and Finnish Radio, SABC (South Africa), ABC (Australia) and Radio New Zealand. Many acclaimed recordings reflect Honeybourne’s long association with 20th- and 21stcentury British and Irish piano and chamber music, and include works dedicated to him by several celebrated composers. Premieres of over 30 solo works have included John Joubert’s Third Piano Sonata, Sadie Harrison’s piano cycles Lunae and Shadows, Luke Whitlock’s Flowing Waters (an Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government commission) and the Andrew Downes Piano Concerto at Birmingham Town Hall. Duncan Honeybourne has written widely on musical topics for journals ranging from Classical Music magazine to The Times. He is a piano tutor at the University of Southampton and Sherborne School and gives regular masterclasses, lecture-recitals and adjudications.