Alchemy (CD)

Move Records
$24.99
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SKU:
MCD508
Artist:
Alicia Crossley

Alicia Crossley, one of Australia's leading recorder players, performs transcriptions for recorder. She performs a wide variety of repertoire from renaissance dance tunes, to contemporary electro-acoustic works with a particular interest in bass recorder repertoire.

The collection of works featured on Alchemy have all been transformed into valuable compositions for the recorder and help bridge the gaps that exist in traditional repertoire for the instrument. Works such as Tromlitz’s Partita V, Faure’s Sicilienne, and Debussy’s Syrinx extend the recorder into the rarely explored classical, romantic and impressionist genres.

Other works, such as Bach’s Cello Suite No.1 and Telemann’s Fantasia 10, have been selected to enhance the limited solo repertoire for tenor and bass recorder; instruments that have virtually no solo repertoire before the mid-twentieth century. Each transcription featured on Alchemy has been kept as close to the original score as possible, with the occasional transposition made in order to keep the composition within the recorders’ range.

Alicia Crossley is one of Australia’s leading recorder players. She performs a wide variety of repertoire from renaissance dance tunes to contemporary electro-acoustic works with a particular interest in bass recorder repertoire.

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Reviews:

"Alicia has travelled extensively throughout Australia and there is no doubt that in this CD she shows great passion for the music, and one hopes that current composers will produced copious amounts of music for her. She deserves it! Harp and guitar add some pleasant accompaniments to the recorder and overall the CD is worthy of a valuable place in the recorder repertoire." - 2MBS Fine Music Magazine (4 Stars)

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Tracklisting:

1-6. Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 (Arr: Alicia Crossley)
Prélude
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Menuet I and Menuet II
Gigue

7-9. Georg Philipp Telemann: Fantasia 10, TWV 40:23 (Arr: Alicia Crossley)
Presto
Largo
Allegro

10. Anne Boyd: Goldfish Through Summer Rain (Arr: Marshall McGuire)

11. Claude Debussy: Syrinx

12-14. Toru Takemitsu: Toward the Sea (Arr: Alicia Crossley)
The Night
Moby Dick
Cape Cod

15-17. Johann George Tromlitz: Partita V (Arr: Alicia Crossley)
Largo
Allegro Assai
Menuet con variazioni

18. Gabriel Fauré: Sicilienne, Op. 78 (Arr: Tristan Coelho)

19. Jacob ter Veldhuis: The Garden of Love (Arr: Alicia Crossley)