Nigel Clarke: Samurai; Black Fire; The Miraculous Violin - Band of H.M. Royal Marines; Ivan Hutchinson (trumpet); Longbow; Peter Sheppard Skærved (violin); Chris Davis (conductor)
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  1. Pernambuco, for solo violin
  2. The Miraculous Violin, for violin & strings
  3. Loulan, for solo violin
  4. Samurai, for wind ensemble
  5. Premonitions, for solo trumpet
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  1. Pernambuco, for solo violin
  2. The Miraculous Violin, for violin & strings
  3. Loulan, for solo violin
  4. Samurai, for wind ensemble
  5. Premonitions, for solo trumpet
  6. Black Fire, for violin & wind ensemble
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The music of contemporary British composer Nigel Clarke heard here is brash, absolutely direct, full of attention-getting strokes, and above all physically involving and challenging for the players. Clarke works closely with soloists not only after but during the composition of a work, sometimes incorporating players' practice and warm-up routines into his music. Violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved is a specialist in Clarke's music, and Clarke writes mostly for the violin, although his own background is that of a military ...

Nigel Clarke: Samurai; Black Fire; The Miraculous Violin 2007, Naxos

UPC: 747313042975

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