The third CD from new English composer David Bowerman, this CD further explores his love of song and his natural affinity for the organ, as well as including chamber works for string and wind instruments.
The chamber works were all recorded in the inspirational surroundings of the Music Room at Champs Hill, where many of the works were written - including several settings of Shakespeare plus other songs, sung by close friend Dame Felicity Lott and rising star mezzo-soprano, Anna Leese. The Fanfare was commissioned for the 900th Anniversary of Chichester Cathedral, and recorded there, with the other three organ Preludes and Improvisations being recorded on the prestigious organ at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London.
Other performers on this disc include Ittai Shapira (violin) with Jakob Fichert, the Gould Trio, Alice Neary (cello) with Benjamin Frith, and Daniel & Emily Pailthorpe of the London Conchord Ensemble.
The 72 minutes of music on this new CD include:
Improvisation on Guiting Power (Andrew Earis, organ) Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? (Anna Leese, mezzo-soprano) Promenade (Alice Neary, cello) Spiritual Fantasy (the Gould Trio) Remembering Jacqueline (Ittai Shapira, violin) O Sleep, O Gentle Sleep (Dame Felicity Lott, soprano)