Peace for Ukraine - Alan Hovhaness: Prayer of St Gregory
Paul Archibald (trumpet), Mariko Ono (piano)
In keeping with millions of people throughout the world I have been shocked and horrified about the war in Ukraine. I have many friends and colleagues in Ukraine and have visited the country on several occasions through my work as a musician. This recording is dedicated to those musicians and all the families in Ukraine who are affected by the ravages of war.    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
Jean-Michel Damase Hymne
Paul Archibald (trumpet), Juliet Edwards (piano)
Damase produced a large quantity of music with an attractive and elegant style. All his work reveals an intimate acquaintance with instrumental capacities but he favours chamber music, particularly for wind instruments. His music is immediately accessible which Damase himself ascribes to French tradition: "basically music that is cheerful and singing, but also enriched with a certain nostalgia and a little depth."   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
Robert Davies: Proclamation and Trumpet Mechanism
International Celebrity Trumpet Ensemble
Robert Davies originally composed this piece for the Royal Academy of Music Trumpet Ensemble. His brilliant, virtuosic writing combined with elctrifying, rhythmic energy provides these wonderful players with the perfect showcase for their talents. A unique recording of a superb piece of music
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Maurice Ravel: Rigaudon from Le Tombeau de Couperin
Paul Archibald (trumpet), Juliet Edwards (piano)
Le Tombeau de Couperin is a suite originally for solo piano in six movements, based on a traditional Baroque suite. Each movement is dedicated to the memory of friends who had died fighting in World War I. Rigaudon is dedicated to Pierre and Pascal Gaudin (two brothers and childhood friends of Ravel, killed by the same shell in November 1914). This arrangement is by Paul Archibald   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
Edvard Grieg: Norwegian Melody from Lyric Pieces Op 12
Lyric Pieces is a collection of 66 short pieces, originally for for solo piano, composed by Edvard Grieg. They were published in 10 volumes, from 1867 to 1901. The collection includes several of his best known pieces, such as Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, To Spring, March of the Trolls and Butterfly. Norwegian Melody is No 6 in his Lyric Pieces Op 12 composed between 1886-87. This arrangement is by Paul Archibald   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
Arban/Paul Archibald: Arbanista No 1
Jean-Baptiste Arban was a celebrated 19th century French cornet player who wrote perhaps the most famous and widely-used cornet method. Just about every trumpet or cornet player has a copy so I thought an updated version of his Study No 1 would give this classic a little more sparkle.   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
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