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ID: DRDO220 The Wagon of Life
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"The Wagon of Life". Songs of Nature, Life and Love in Time and Place. Features Golightly''s "Songs of the Clifftop" Performed by Mark Rowlinson (Baritone) Peter Lawson (Piano) CD only

Thomas Pitfield (1903 -1999)
The Wagon of Life (Pushkin / Alice and Thomas Pitfield)

By the Dee at Night (Thomas Pitfield

September Lovers (Thomas Pitfield)

Stuart Scott (b. 1949)

 Alderley (Thomas Pitfield)

 Gawsworth (Thomas Pitfield)

 Fall, Leaves, Fall (Emily Bronte)

 Night Clouds (Amy Lowell)

Geoffrey Kimpton (b. 1927)

 Noah (Siegfried Sassoon)

 Faintheart in a Railway Station (Thomas Hardy)

The Poor Man''s Pig (Edmund Blunden)

Joanna Treasure (b. 1961)

 Tango [Do You Remember? (Wilfrid Samuel Treasure)

 I Saw the Girl (John Clare)

John R Williamson (b. 1929)

 The Recruit (A F. Housman)

 White in the Moon (A F. Housman)

 Think No More, Lad (A F. Housman)

Stephen Wilkinson (b. 1919)

 The Sunlight on the Garden (Louis MacNiece)

 The Garden (Andrew Marvell)

Philip Wood (b. 1972)

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal (Alfred Lord Tennyson) 

Sasha Johnson Manning (b. 1963)

My Song Shall be of Mercy and Judgement (Psalm 101)

The Lord is King (Psalm 93)

Kevin George Brown (b.1959)

Dying Day (Philip Larkin)

Description of Spring (Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey)

David F Golightly (b.1948) Click on Puffin below to listen to an extract

Songs of the Cliff Top

Sea Bird (Steve Hobson)

After the Kill (Steve Hobson)

 Puffin (Steve Hobson)

David Forshaw (b. 1938)

The Owl (Kathleen Collier)

Whale Song (Kathleen Collier)

Horse (Kathleen Collier)

 

 

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ID: ER 202 Arcadian Murmurs
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Superb Solo Flute CD by leading American flautist Nina Assimakopoulos.
Feature Golightly''s "Three Pan Love Songs"
CD only

 

1. Syrinx, Claude Debussy
2. The Extatic Shepherd, Cyril Scott
3. Pan''s Lament, Ary Van Leeuwen
4. Un Jouer de Flute BERCE LES RUINES, Francis Poulenc
5. Hymn of Pan, Charles O Delaney

6. Chanson de Pan, Roger Bourdin
7. Pan Blesse, Roger Bourdin
8. The Wood Nymph of Nonacris, Benjamin Boone
9. Syrinx, Too Mark Hijleh
10. Flute Flight, Binnette Lipper
11. Pan''s Pastoral for a Shepherd, Margarita Zelenaia

12. Pan(ic), Gene Pritsker
13. Amphitrite Nymph of the Sea, David F Golightly
14. Euphrosyne Grace of Mirth, David F Golightly
15. Maia Daughter of Atlas, David F Golightly
16. Le Reve de Pan, Pierre Thilloy
17. Woodland Sounds, Dave Sluberski

Reviews Three Pan Love Songs. 

These three solo pieces were commissioned and recorded by Nina Assimakopoulos and demonstrate her stunning musical and technical ability. They are only for the flautist of exceptional calibre and technical ability. If you want some stunning pieces to set you apart from other performers then these are definitely for you. Again ideal presents for someone especially if you purchase a signed copy from the composer, there is no extra cost. Just include details in the e-mail order.

 David Golightly’s Three Pan Love Songs are also beautifully written, although they may be more complex, technically speaking, but nonetheless very attractive. This short triptych is not unlike Golightly’s much earlier, quite substantial work for solo clarinet Moods (1980), available on ASC CS CD2. Incidentally, at about 6 minutes, this is the longest work here.

Hubert Culot  British Music Society

Three love songs for solo flute based on three Greek mythological figures. Amphitrite, Euphrosyne Maia Three Pan Love Songs was commissioned and recorded by Nina Assimakopoulos and released by Euterpe Recordings, CD no 202, in July 2003. The work uses several innovative 20th century flute techniques, including flutter tongue and multiphonics, as well as a newly developed effect “flute pizzicato”. This sound is produced when the notes are played by releasing the tongue percussively from between the lips, letting air through without sounding the note, and keeping the head joint tilted enough for the released air to pick up the pitch fingered. There are “Three Pan Love Songs” Amphitrite, Nymph of the Sea: Euphrosyne, Grace of Mirth: and Maia, Daughter of Atlas. “With all three pieces Pan uses the milieu of each nymph to try to hypnotise and woo her” The first love song uses the coaxing ebb and flow of the sea, combined with the sounds of its unique spacious timbre. The second love song imitates the quavering giggles of Euphrosyne, the Rubenesque mistress of humour. In places the flautist is required to hum while playing.(Multiphonics) The third song strives for a somewhat ethereal version of an equestrian rhythm, because Maia liked to hunt. “These scenarios tailored to the mannerisms of each nymph are quiet evocative, and a unique addition to the repertoire

” Nina Assimakopoulos.

"Three Pan Love Songs " is an excellent and serious Art Work for the flute that is is extremely programmable and well composed.  Those that are familiar with Debussy's solo work for flute, "Syrinx", will recognize this type of  idiomatic writing, which allows for liquid color specialties unique to the flute.  In addition, and although the work is specific in its writing, the rhythmic flow and punctuation of rests, it does lend itself to some rubato, as if improvised, again, not unlike "Syrinx".

In this imaginative work, the descriptive writing, and the use of a recurring "Leit Motif" lend unity to the form and bring Pan's character to life. The use of  flutter tongue brings a contemporary element to the work,  yet the piece is tonal and more Neo Classical in nature.

As a point of interest, notice the composers oft used unification technique of harmonic points DEF as a code, which occurs in several of his works.  

In conclusion, "The Three Love Songs of Pan"  is indeed well written, capturing elements of what the flute does best,  and therefore is a pleasure to play. It is a most welcomed addition to the flute literature and comes highly recommend, not only for student study but also to any serious performing artist.

Dr. September Payne

San Diego State University, Grossmont and Mesa Colleges, Professor of Flute, Emeritus

San Diego Coastal Flutes, Co-Founder

Music West Flute Studio

"Assimakopoulos has not just perfect technique and total breath control but supreme intelligent, elegant phrasing; broad tone color; lyricism; a full range of dynamic expression; and above all STYLE that paints the differences from Bach to Bartok…” - American Record Guide French (CD, Nina Assimakopoulos Live at the Sheldon) 2001

" A superb musician who plays with musical understanding, brilliant technique, and great intellect."
- Luba Edlina, pianist Borodin Trio

"A mature and brilliant artist who has a sovereign and superior command of her instrument." 
- Paul Meisen, Germany

Click on a extract to listen to David F Golightly's Three Pan Love Songs,

Just stunning solo flute pieces.

Amphitrite Nymph of the Sea Extract (961kb)
Euphrosyane Grace of Mirth Extract (501kb)
Maia Daughter of Atlas Hunting Nymph extract (518kb)

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ID: ERM-6805 Masterworks of the New Era 2 CD Set
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 Masterworks of the New Era - Volume Nine (ERM6805)

Kiev Philharmonic

Iryna Dats, soprano  Vasyl Holyak, clarinet

2 CD SET

The Ninth volume in the landmark, award-winning series features the music

of Diehl, Feldsher, Mauldin, Kirtley, Johnson, Leung & Golightly. Double CD

set features the incomparable Kiev Philharmonic.

A Favorite on radio with tremendous radio play and coverage.

Tony K.T. Leung IN THE BEGINNING (I)

Tony K.T. Leung IN THE BEGINNING (II)

Tony K.T. Leung IN THE BEGINNING (III)

Tony K.T. Leung IN THE BEGINNING (IV)

Tony K.T. Leung IN THE BEGINNING (V)

Tony K.T. Leung IN THE BEGINNING (VI)

Tony K.T. Leung IN THE BEGINNING (VII)

Michael Mauldin FAJADA BUTTE: AN EPIPHANY

David F. Golightly CONCERTO FOR STRINGS (I)

David F. Golightly CONCERTO FOR STRINGS (II)

David F. Golightly CONCERTO FOR STRINGS (III)

Disc Two:

David Kirtley LEAVES FALLING FROM THE HOLY TREE

Paul Johnson SPRING IN WAR-TIME

Paula Diehl CEREMONY (I)

Paula Diehl CEREMONY (II)

Paula Diehl CEREMONY (III)

Paula Diehl CEREMONY (IV)

Paula Diehl CEREMONY (V)

Paula Diehl CEREMONY (VI)

Howard Feldsher CONCERTO FOR CLARINET & STRINGS (I)

Howard Feldsher CONCERTO FOR CLARINET & STRINGS (II)

Howard Feldsher CONCERTO FOR CLARINET & STRINGS (III)

 

To hear an extract of David F Golightly's Concerto for Strings click below.

 

David F Golightly Concerto for Strings Movement one extract (1396kb)
David F Golightly Concerto For Strings Movement two extract (1723kb)
David F Golightly Concerto for Strings Movement Three Extract. (1534kb)

£14.99


 
 
ID: Euterpe recording 20 Flute Impressions
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Flute Impressions

"Assimakopoulos has not just perfect technique and total breath control but supreme intelligent, elegant phrasing; broad tone color; lyricism; a full range of dynamic expression; and above all style that paints the differences from Bach to Bartok."

Gil French, American Record Guide.

 

1.  Inspiration, David Baker


2. Humoresque, Dvorak


3. Bossa Merengova,

M. Mower


4. Amazing Grace, Arr. Assimakopoulos


5. Pan and the Birds, Mouquet


6. Reverie, Debussy


7. The Swan, Saint-saens


8. Nocturne, Chopin


9. Morceau Du Concours, Faure


10. Etude En Form De Habanera, Ravel


11. Flight of the Bumblebee, Korsakov


12. Carnival of Venice, Briccialdi

Reviews

 

" A superb musician who plays with musical understanding, brilliant technique, and great intellect."
- Luba Edlina, pianist Borodin Trio

"A mature and brilliant artist who has a sovereign and superior command of her instrument." 
- Paul Meisen, Germany

 To listen to a tract extract click below.

The Swan short Extract (843kb)
Flight of the Bumble Bee Short Extract (492kb)

£12.00


 
 
ID: MASC CS 38 Symphony No 1

Symphony No 1 The Middlesbrough Symphony + Three Sea Scapes Recorded by City of Prague Symphony Orchestra.

Symphony No 1 – David F Golightly          

 

Movement One “Resoluto Marcato”         

“For those who strive, knock hard on the door of fate”          

 

Movement Two “Scherzando Allegro Leggiero Delicato”         

“Follow the path of the visionaries, theirs is the way of the light”          

 

Movement Three “Espressivo Sostenuto”       

“There are no defeats, only gifts of wisdom”          

 

Movement Four “Gioioso Maestoso”         

  “Seek ye the grail of life”          

 

Three Sea Scapes – Sea Shanties arranged David F Golightly          

 

5         “Fire Down Below”         

 

6         “Shenandoah”         

 

7         “Rio Grande”        

 

To hear an extract click on the title 

 

 




 2006 Just Plain Folks Music Awards Nominations The Just Plain Folks Music Organization has officially announced the nominees for its 2006 Just Plain Folks Music Awards. After receiving over 25,500 albums and 350,000 songs from 105 countries, Nominations for Best Song in 67 Genres and Best Album in 81 categories have been posted. In addition, we have posted this year''s Lyric and Video Nominees. All nominations are posted on the Just Plain Folks website found at www.JPFolks.com. The winners will be announced at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards Show on November 4th, 2006 in Santa Ana, CA at the Galaxy Theater. 2006 Album Nominee:

 

 Reviews

It may seem extraordinary, but David Golightly''s Symphony No 1, written over a period of four years, was commissioned and dedicated to Middlesbrough Football Team and its Chairman, Steve Gibson. Essentially programmatic, it is effectively wrought with a first movement founded on a rhythmic ostinato (Resoluto marcato) "for those who strive, knock hard on the door of fate", the scherzo reflecting the lively optimism of visits to Wembley, the eloquent and imaginatively scored slow movement reflecting the pain of defeat in an idiom that reminded the writer a little of the spacious string writing of Howard Hanson. The finale is a jaunty populist march, exotically scored with the two-part structure reflecting the two halves of the game. The orchestral fanfares depict the team scoring. It is a happy extrovert inspiration and receives a fine performance under Gavin Sutherland in Prague and a full-blooded recording. The three Seascapes further demonstrate Golightly''s vivid orchestral skill, using well-known folk-themes, like Shenandoah. The disc is available from Modrana Music Publishers Limited.

Penguin Mr Ivan March

 

Dedicated to Steve Gibson and the Players at Middlesbrough Football Club. DAVID GOLIGHTLY: Symphony No. 1, Three Sea Scapes. Golightly''s symphony is a big, ostinato-driven, muscular piece, tonal and constructed out of the musical equivalent of big, solid blocks, or painted in broad brush-strokes of primary colors. It seems to be the proof in music of Grainger''s words to the effect that the English are ''passionless about everything except football'' - because it is dedicated to a football club (Middlesbrough) and its manager, and extrapolates from these men of sport and mud to hypothetical Promethean strivers, builders and visionaries everywhere. Whether or not you are as passionate as Mr. Golightly about soccer, the symphony is one of those big-boned, tonal, neo-romantic pieces which can be relied upon to get the blood pumping a little faster. The Seascapes are appealing orchestral fantasias in familiar style, also bold and colorful. City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; Gavin Sutherland. Reviewer Jeff Joneikis Records International David Golightly: Symphony No 1: Three Sea-Scapes. City of Prague PO/Gavin Sutherland. Reviewer Hubert Culot The British Music Society Some 45 minutes long, the Symphony is very accessible in idiom, a "Classic FM work",no more "difficult" than say George Lloyd or William Alwyn (Golightly, like Alwyn, has composed film music), with traces of Shostakovich;s influence. It is well argued, though the preludial first movement might be slightly shorter with advantage, and finely scored. The performance by the Prague players under Sutherland;s assured direction is excellent. The filler is attractive, too: a lightish suite, each movement based on a different sea-shanty: Fire Down Below, Shenandoah and Rio Grande DAVID GOLIGHTLY: Symphony No. 1, Three Sea Scapes. Golightly''s symphony is a big, ostinato-driven, muscular piece, tonal and constructed out of the musical equivalent of big, solid blocks, or painted in broad brush-strokes of primary colors. It seems to be the proof in music of Grainger''s words to the effect that the English are ''passionless about everything except football'' - because it is dedicated to a football club (Middlesbrough) and its manager, and extrapolates from these men of sport and mud to hypothetical Promethean strivers, builders and visionaries everywhere. Whether or not you are as passionate as Mr. Golightly about soccer, the symphony is one of those big-boned, tonal, neo-romantic pieces which can be relied upon to get the blood pumping a little faster. The Seascapes are appealing orchestral fantasias in familiar style, also bold and colorful. City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; Gavin Sutherland. Symphony No 1 Reviews. David Golightly Symphony no 1 Middlesbrough Football Club Energetic sports and the high art might seem to be completely opposite expressions of human endeavour; one being concerned with sheer physical exuberance and even a macho triumphalism, the other with matters of the spirit: the intellect and the communication of subtle emotional experiences. Perhaps both are different sides of the same coin of human self-expression. David Golightly, former student of Huddersfield University Music Department  in the days when it was a more modest Polytechnic  was even then already a prolific composer, burgeoning with imaginative ideas. Now, years later, his imagination, no less his technique as a composer has matured. There are perhaps not many specifically avowed instances of sport directly inspiring serious music: certainly not symphonic music on the scale of this work dedicated to Golightly''s admired Middlesbrough Football Club and its manager, Steve Gibson. The nearest that immediately comes to mind must surely be Honegger''s Rugby of 1928. Many musicians and ''arty'' people who might not at first sight be thought to have much interest in macho sports, do follow the fortunes of their favourite team, whether it be football, cricket, motor sport or whatever else. However, having declared a committed support of his team, and been hearteningly inspired by what it stands for, the music itself exists firmly on its own terms: it is after all, a pure and abstract symphonic creation. In this it succeeds most convincingly. The sleeve notes hint at Golightly''s Russian connections, and this is aptly summarised by a Russian commentator, Alexander Govorov, who declares that the composer is the ''Englishman with a Russian soul''. It could well be that Golightly will come to be regarded as an English Shostakovich; there are numerous stylistic similarities to the Russian model: those driving motor rhythms, and characteristic, slender wisps of solo themes; and above all the relentless on-going energy, so often dark-toned and uncompromising. Perhaps its greatest asset is its most assured and brilliant sense of orchestral colour. As with Russian muse in general, this symphony is apt to be expansive in length, and it just could be thought that some of the material, despite its fascinating orchestration, might, in a purely musical-structural sense, benefit from some more subtle and varied thematic development rather than the particularly rhythmic  repetition it tends to display. But there is no mistaking the fact that this is indeed an arresting and captivating symphonic piece of music; immediately approachable, its message clear and distinct. Arthur Butterworth Philharmonic Magazine December 2000

DAVID GOLIGHTLY Symphony no 1; Three Sea Scapes City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Gavin Sutherland) (recorded 28-30 August, 2000) ASC Records CS CD38 [54:41] Though he has composed extensively for theatre and film in this country, David Golightly''s music is better known abroad. In particular he has strong links with St Petersburg, for whose Rouss-land Soglasie Choir he wrote The St Petersburg Mass, which was received in the city to great acclaim. Indeed the choir''s conductor went so far as to describe him as ''The Englishman with a Russian soul''. His Piano Sonata recently received its first performance at New York''s Carnegie Hall, and will be heard later this month in Oxford. From the age of nine, he has been an ardent supporter of Middlesbrough FC, and this symphony must be regarded as being the first-ever which is not only dedicated to a football club and its chairman but an orchestral portrait of the game. In fact, the work''s programme is intensely personal. ''My symphony was composed as an attempt to chart in musical terms the struggles, successes and failures which I have encountered on life''s journey'', says the composer, and in it he has also sought to encapsulate the fluctuating fortunes of his team. Golightly possesses a distinctive musical voice  tonal in idiom, by turns gritty and lyrical in style A feature of the first three movements is their enigmatic, throwaway endings. Richly-scored and impassioned though it is, the slow movement suggests that the composer is striving to rein in his romantic inclinations. But any inhibitions he may have are cast to the winds in the turbulent finale  a portrait of an actual football match and the serene C major ending is utterly captivating. The disc is completed by Three Sea Scapes  masterly arrangements of three shanties. Golightly is certainly a composer to watch, and this symphony is warmly recommended. Performance *** Sound *** Reviewer: Adrian Smith Classical Music Web Site

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ID: MASC CS CD1 Contemporary British Piano Music Vol 1
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Original piano compositions by David Golightly, Jeremy Pike, Joanna Treasure, Margaret Wegener, Colin Bayliss. Performed by Jonathan Middleton.

Three Shadow Portraits                        David F Golightly

Vigoroso Fuoco

Andante Expressivo  

Brilliante Volante

 

Three Pieces For Piano                           Jeremy Pike 

Intermezzo

 Separations

 Intermezzo

 

Piano-song                                                   Joanna Treasure

 

Three Preludes Op. 49 for Piano            Stuart Scott

One

Two

Three 

 

Introduction, Fantasia & Passacaglia   Margaret Wegener

 Introduction

 Fantasia

 Passacaglia

 

Three Impressionist Sketches For Piano  Colin Bayliss

 September Sunlight

 Thameslight

 Kaleidoscope:Matinée Musicale

 

 

Click on a title to hear track

 

£10.00


 
 
ID: MASC CS CD2 Contemporary British Clarinet Music
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Original Compositions by David Golightly and others recorded by Roger Heaton

Albireo                                                                

David Forshaw

 

Closed Circuit                                                    

Jeremy Pike 

 

Plaint                                                     

John Reeman

 

The Last Memory                                            

Kevin Malone

 

Serenade for clarinet and piano  

 

Prelude 2 Scherzo 3 Interlude 4 Finale        

Geoffrey Kimpton 

 

Moods

Isolation -

Jovialities -

Anger -

loneliness -

Desolation                                             

David F Golightly

 

Sketch For Clarinet And Piano                            

Stephen Plews

 

 

Click on a title to hear an extract

 

 

 Reviews

 

Moods for Solo Clarinet. Review Contemporary British Clarinet Music CD

Moods for Solo Clarinet David F Golightly Modrana Music Publishers Ltd The most substantial and ambitious piece in this collection is undoubtedly David F Golightly''s Moods (1980) for solo clarinet, written for Roger Heaton who plays this rather difficult and technically demanding piece with consummate ease and assured technique. Golightly relies on a number of modern techniques, such as quarter tones, multiphonics, glissandi, breath tones and the like without ever giving the impression of mere experiment. Quite the contrary, each mood is vividly depicted with imagination and poetical insight. Obviously, to my ears at least, this is a major addition to the repertoire.

Reviewer Hubert Culot The British Music Society

 

 

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ID: MASC CS CD3 Contemporary British Piano Music Vol 2
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Original Piano compositions by David Golightly, Thomas Pitfield, David Forshaw, John Williamson, Alan Rawsthorne,Chris Beardsley, David Ellis Performed and recorded by John McCabe


Prelude, Minuet and Reel     Thomas Pitfield 

 

Four Piano Pieces After Charles Messier    David Forshaw

 

Three Palindromic Preludes For Piano Nos 2, 6 & 8

John R. Williamson


Theme and Four Studies    Alan Rawsthorne

 

Diptych No. 1 (Stars in a Dark Night)

Christopher Beardsley

 

Piano Sonata No. 1     David Ellis

 

Piano Sonata No. 1     David F Golightly  

 



To hear an extract click on a track

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