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Wandering Pathways: Variations for recorder and strings by Leonard Bernstein and others (PFCD091) £12.50/£17.50

John Turner (recorder) with: Jonathan Price (cello) Richard Tunnicliffe (gamba) Harvey Davies (harpsichord) Camerata Ensemble, directed by Richard Howarth, The Manchester Chamber Ensemble, directed by Richard Howarth, New World Ensemble, directed by Andy Long


1 Variations on an Octatonic Scale, for recorder and cello (1988/9) Leonard Bernstein
2 Fantasia on John Dowland’s “Flow my Tears” for recorder and string quartet (2011) Peter Hope
3 Variations on a Ground, for recorder and string quartet. (1993/2012) Robert Crawford
4 Carol Variations, for recorder and string quartet (2011) David Beck
5 Lizard: Variants, Op. 166 No. 2, for solo recorder (1998) Alun Hoddinott
6 Elegiac Variations, Op. 66, for recorder viola and cello (2001) David Ellis
7 Translations, for recorder, gamba and harpsichord (1971) Peter Dickinson
8 Meditation on a Norfolk Ballad for recorder and string quartet (2013) John McCabe
9 - 10 Quintet (The Gambian), Op. 107, for recorder and string quartet (1966) Richard Arnell
11 Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, for recorder and string quartet (1996/2000) David Forshaw

"John Turner is dedicated to promoting recorder music of all eras, but he is specially to be commended for his sterling achievement in introducing many modern works to the repertoire. Wandering Pathways is a splendid collection of music that will interest, amuse, move and satisfy listeners who enjoy this unique instrument." John France, MusicWeb International

Wandering Pathways CD

Tracks 1, 6. 9, 10 and 11 were first issued on 'Thirteen Ways of looking at a Blackbird', Olympia OCD710.
Tracks 2 and 8 were first issued on 'The Nostalgic Recorder', Prima Facie PFCD037
Track 3 was first issued on 'The Proud Recorder', Prima Facie PFCD038
Track 4 was first issued on 'Flights of Fancy', Prima Facie PFCD011
Track 5 was first issued on 'Fantasising', Campion Cameo 2038
Track 7 was first issued on 'Translations', Prima Facie PFCD077

John Turner

John Turner
John Turner moved from a legal career to become one of the country’s leading recorder players, performing and being broadcast as soloist with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Academy of Ancient Music, English Chamber Orchestra, English Baroque Soloists, Early Music Consort and many others. He has played in four continents and given many recitals on BBC Radio 3. He has given the premières of over 500 works and received an honorary Fellowship from the RNCM for his services to British music.