Crescent Duo

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Crescent Duo
Joanna Cowan White, flute
Kennen White, clarinet
with
Roger Rehm, oboe
MaryBeth Minnis, bassoon
John Nichol, saxophone

Reviews

Light effervescent music played with tremendous flair and vitality…The stylish, technically expert playing of all the musicians is captured perfectly by the sound engineers. This is far too good a disc to be confined to just a (relatively) few connoisseurs of wind chamber music.
-- Music Web (UK)


This is top-quality playing with impeccable ensemble and intonation and an immaculate sense of style and polish. Highly recommended.
-- Pan Magazine (Great Britain)


Ensemble precision and impeccable intonation are a hallmark, as well as beautiful tones and clean articulation…Balance, blend and timbral polish is beautiful. The intricate rhythmic content and technical challenges are played with aplomb…
--The Clarinet


The performances are excellent individually and as an ensemble. Good balance, compatible tone qualities, perfect intonation, and chamber music flexibility are demonstrated throughout. Devotees of woodwind chamber music would appreciate the expertise of the players and the interesting compositions.
-- The Instrumentalist


This is an especially demanding program both tonally and rhythmically and the performers were stellar in their approach to the music.
-- NACWPI Journal


The Crescent Duo plays the music flawlessly and with such virtuosic skill…
-- South Central Music Bulletin


It is for these three admirable contributions to the neoclassic wind chamber music repertoire that I will return with gratitude to this very nicely played and recorded anthology.
-- American Record Guide


Track Listing

1. John Rutter (b. 1945) Three American Miniatures for flute and clarinet - I. Fanfare and Proclamation
2. John Rutter (b. 1945) Three American Miniatures for flute and clarinet - II. Blues
3. John Rutter (b. 1945) Three American Miniatures for flute and clarinet - III. Rag
4. Malcolm Arnold (b. 1921) Divertimento for flute, oboe and clarinet, op. 37 - I. Allegro energico
5. Malcolm Arnold (b. 1921) Divertimento for flute, oboe and clarinet, op. 37 - II. Languido
6. Malcolm Arnold (b. 1921) Divertimento for flute, oboe and clarinet, op. 37 - III. Vivace
7. Malcolm Arnold (b. 1921) Divertimento for flute, oboe and clarinet, op. 37 -IV. Andantino
8. Malcolm Arnold (b. 1921) Divertimento for flute, oboe and clarinet, op. 37 - V. Maestoso
9. Malcolm Arnold (b. 1921) Divertimento for flute, oboe and clarinet, op. 37 - VI. Piacevole
10. Thomas Christian David (b. 1925) Sonata (3. Duosonate) for flute and clarinet
11. David Liptak (b. 1949) Duo for flute and clarinet - I. Andante con moto
12. David Liptak (b. 1949) Duo for flute and clarinet - II. Con forza
13. David Liptak (b. 1949) Duo for flute and clarinet - III. Andante languido
14. David Liptak (b. 1949) Duo for flute and clarinet - IV. Presto
15. Norman C. Dietz (b. 1919) Dialog - I.
16. Norman C. Dietz (b. 1919) Dialog - II.
17. Walter Piston (1894-1976) Three Pieces for flute, clarinet and bassoon - I. Allegro scherzando
18. Walter Piston (1894-1976) Three Pieces for flute, clarinet and bassoon - II. Lento
19. Walter Piston (1894-1976) Three Pieces for flute, clarinet and bassoon - III. Allegro
20. Donald Sloan (b. 1956) Five Flights Of Fancy For Flute And Clarinet - I. "... And Let Them Dream Life, Just As the Lake Dreams the Sky"
21. Donald Sloan (b. 1956) Five Flights Of Fancy For Flute And Clarinet - II. "... And Sings a Solitary Song / That Whistles in the Wind."
22. Donald Sloan (b. 1956) Five Flights Of Fancy For Flute And Clarinet - III. "Ere the Bat Hath Flown His Cloister'd Flight."
23. Donald Sloan (b. 1956) Five Flights Of Fancy For Flute And Clarinet - IV. "Full Leisurely We Glide"
24. Donald Sloan (b. 1956) Five Flights Of Fancy For Flute And Clarinet - V. "... And Time and the World Are Ever in Flight."
25. Antoni Szalowski (1907-1973) Duo for flute and clarinet - I. Allegro
26. Antoni Szalowski (1907-1973) Duo for flute and clarinet - II. Andante
27. Antoni Szalowski (1907-1973) Duo for flute and clarinet - III. Allegro
28. David R. Gillingham (b. 1947) American Counterpoint for flute and clarinet