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Flights of Fancy (PFCD011) £12.50

A Celebration of the music of David Beck



Flights of Fancy, for recorder and harpsichord (2008)
Duets, for violin and viola (2004)
Petite Suite, for recorder and string quartet (2005)
String Quartet No. 1 (1962)
Salford Keys, for four clarinets (2008)
Carol Variations, for recorder and string quartet (2011)
A Dunham Pastorale, for recorder and piano (2004)
A Christmas Vocalise for JM, for soprano voice, recorder, oboe, violin and cello (2008)
Vocalise No. 2 for JM (Wordsworthy), for soprano voice, recorder, oboe, violin and cello (2009)

Lesley-Jane Rogers soprano | Richard Simpson oboe | Richard Howarth violin | Jonathan Price cello
Ian Thompson harpsichord | Keith Swallow piano | Richard Baker narrator | John Turner recorder
The New World Ensemble:
Violin 1 Andrew Long | Violin 2 Katie New (in Petite Suite and Carol Variations) and Susie Gibbon (in String Quartet No. 1)
Viola David Aspin (in Duets, Petite Suite and Carol Variations) and Rachel Jones (in String Quartet No. 1)
Cello Zöe Long

For further details please see the CD booklet and inlay files.

David Beck

David Beck
David worked as a professional violinist in Manchester (UK) having served at various times in the Hallé, the Manchester Camerata and the BBC Northern (later Philharmonic) orchestras. Composition took a back seat during his playing career, but it came to the fore after his retirement from the BBC. His compositions are usually in answer to requests from colleagues.