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Cameos … here delivered with impeccable refinement throughout by Gareth Small, [winner of] the Best Soloist Prize at the 2016 European Championships with Black Dyke Band’s performance of Gregson’s The Trumpets of the Angels.

Alarum for unaccompanied tuba … opens with visceral intensity, exploring the full range of the instrument, delivering through lyrical calls to a ferocious climax …. the listener’s attention held throughout by the virtuosic delivery of Ewan Easton.

Katy Jones delivers the lyrical lines [of Divertimento] with a deliciously smooth tone.

In Three Matisse Impressions, flautist Amy Yule proves a delicately expressive soloist throughout.

[In Gregson’s Oboe Sonata] Jennifer Galloway fluently navigates the eclectic influences of the music, a particular highlight of which is the infectiously spritely third movement.

… a selection from Tributes, a trio of miniatures dedicated to, and imitating the composers Stravinsky Finzi and Bartok.  Gregson’s perfectly captured styles make for thoroughly engaging listening, exquisitely delivered by Sergio Castelló López

Violin soloist, Yuri Torchinsky, excels in bringing the haunting dreamscape Serenata Notturna to life … searing with dissonant energy before subsiding into a tranquil lullaby

Love Goddess is a tribute to artist Dorothy Bradford in which violist, Tim Pooley conveys the flowing cantabile lines and enigmatic chromaticism with haunting beauty throughout – a real highlight.

Thomas Dunne, Brass Band World, March 2021

Recording Details

  • Release Date: April 9, 2021
  • Release Number: 8574224
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    Sergio Castello Lopez, clarinet Ewan Easton, tuba Jennifer Galloway Paul Janes, piano Katy Jones, trombone Tim Pooley, Viola Gareth Small, trumpet Yuri Torchinsky, violin Amy Yule, flute

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