October 2011 - now available  "Landscapes in Sound" CD.
Recorded by Poppy Records, at Clevedon Court, Somerset, and the Bristol Music Club

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David Simmonds: Ashleworth - an Idyll for Piano
Jolyon Laycock: selection from "Twelve River Preludes"
Sulyen Caradon: 2 Lowland Airs
Andre Shlimon: selection from "Five Bagatelles"
Jolyon Laycock: selection from "Twelve Landscape Studies"
Frank Harvey: The Deserted Cinema

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Intensely Pleasant Music
7 Airs & Fantasias and other piano music by John Pitts, performed by Steven Kings
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REVIEWS NEW AGE 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars "Realmente un magnífico repertorio desbordante de calidad, belleza y de sumo interés." ..... MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL “This is a colorful and interesting set by a talented composer.... The playing by Steven Kings is technically and emotionally perfect." ALL MUSIC GUIDE 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars THE INDEPENDENT 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars "deftly impressive"..... MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL "brilliantly exciting"..."a colossal musical project that deserves admiration"..."Stunning and seriously impressive"...... NEW CLASSICS "beautifully played" ..... PIANO PROFESSIONAL "great character and emotional integrity...a thoroughly worthwhile project" ..... OPUSMUSICA "recomendable" ..... CLASSICALSOURCE "surely more than just 'intensely pleasant music'." ..... VENUE 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars ..... INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW "...an overall idiom of considerable charm... 'Intensely pleasant music'? Most certainly." ..... CROSS RHYTHMS 9/10 "this album is beautiful, moving and relaxing"...... MUSICAL OPINION 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars "a sensitive and intelligent creative personality".....

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"a required purchase for dedicated Gurney enthusiasts"
Calum MacDonald, International Record Review, October 2005
"Do buy this admirable CD, which boasts fine recorded sound and
attractively illustrated presentation by Jim Pattison"
Peter Graham Woolf
Dunelm Records DRD0238  [78.22]
Severnside Composers’ Alliance - Inaugural Piano Recital
Geoffrey SELF (b. 1930) Sonatina 1 [6:41]
Ivor GURNEY (1890-1937) Preludes (first set) F #; A minor; D b; D # minor; D. (1921) [8:31]
Jolyon LAYCOCK (b. 1946) L’Abri Pataud [3:40]
Richard BARNARD (b. 1977) On Erin Shore [3:47]
Steven KINGS (b. 1962) Fingers pointing to the Moon [10:33]
Ivor GURNEY (1890-1937) Preludes 2nd set –Fragment; F minor; D; C; F # [4:19]
Susan COPPARD (b. 1937) Round and Around (1995} [2:29]
John PITTS (b. 1976) Aire 1; Fantasy 1; Fantasy 5. [9:41]
James PATTEN (b. 1936) Nocturne 3; Nocturne 4. [8:57]
Sulyen CARADON (b. 1942) Dorian Dirge [2:12]
Ivor GURNEY (1890-1937) Preludes 3rd set C minor; F sharp (unfinished). (1924) [4:16]
Raymond WARREN (b. 1928) Monody; Chaconne. [12:04]
Peter Jacobs (piano)
Recorded on 23rd February 2005 Michael Tippett Centre, Bath.


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"Congratulations to the Alliance for putting on such a stimulating
programme of this relatively little-known music"
"Strongly recommended to enterprising listeners"
Philip L. Scowcroft
"My repeated use of the adjective 'brilliant' here is quite
deliberate! Very well recommended."
Ian Milnes
Dunelm Records DRD0243 [73:14]
Bohuslav MARTINU (1890-1959) Three Czech Dances (1949) [16:31];
David BEDFORD (b.1932) Hoquetus David (1987) [5:02];
John PITTS (b.1976) Changes (1995) [3:34];
Robin HOLLOWAY (b.1943) Gilded Goldbergs Suite (1997) [23:26];
Jolyon LAYCOCK (b.1946) Die! A1 Sparrow (2002) [11:51];
Francis POULENC (1899-1963) Élégie (1959) [6:15];
Witold LUTOSLAWSKI (1913-1994) Paganini Variations (1941) [5:50].
Steven Kings and Christopher Northam (pianists).
Recorded ‘LIVE’ at a recital given in the Bristol Music Club,
76 St. Paul’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LP, 14 May 2005.

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