CUILLIN SOUND CDs

CUILLIN SOUND

The UK CD label devoted to excellence in wind music


Launched in 2012 by the UK-based Cuillin Sound trio, this is a CD label which focuses on the great wealth of solo and chamber music for wind instruments, much of which is still little-known or unrecorded. Outstanding recordings of world-class performances, with exciting future recordings scheduled including CDs with pianist Martin Roscoe and the RNSO conducted by Sian Edwards.


Currently available CDs on the Cuillin Sound label:


CUILL1001 ‘Cuillin Sound’ (Lynda Coffin, Sarah Watts, Laurence Perkins - 2012)

CUILL1002 ‘timeless shades’ (Sarah Watts, Antony Clare - 2013)

CUILL1003 ‘As far as the eye can see...’ (Laurence Perkins - 2013)

CUILL1004 ‘New Horizons’ (Cuillin Sound trio - Amina Hussain, Sarah Watts, Laurence Perkins - 2013)

Liten Statymusik - Stefan Klaverdal

Divertimento No. 1, Op. 24 - Leonardo de Lorenzo

The Day Dawns (Trad. arr. Perkins) (Two traditional Shetland folk melodies)

Variations on Là ci darem la mano - Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata for clarinet and bassoon - Francis Poulenc

Variations on La Follia - Laurence Perkins (flute, bass clarinet, bassoon)

Sérénade en trio - Eugène Bozza

Trio - Charles Koechlin

Divertimento No. 2, Op. 29 - Leonardo de Lorenzo

From the Western Isles - Hebridean folk melodies (Trad. arr. Perkins)

Skye Fisher’s Song / I shall take a trip to Tobermory / Love Lilt and Lullaby from Eriskay / The St. Kilda Wedding


Recorded in the Community Hall, Isle of Raasay, western Scotland in November 2011. Producer: Andrew Keener


CUILL1004

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CUILL1002

timeless shades

Music for bass clarinet and piano by British-based composers


CD1

[1]    Minnesang - Piers Hellawell

[2]    Darkness Visible - George Nicholson

[3]    Ding Dong Bell - Elizabeth Winters

[4]    Those sweet sweet melodies - Graham Fitkin

[5] Soliloquy IV - Thomas Simaku

CD2

[1] Timeless Shades of Green - Stephen Davismoon   

[2]    child to the black faced night - Marc Yeats

[3]    Taking Shape - Iain Matheson

[4]    Fall of the King - Antony Clare


Sarah Watts (bass clarinet) Antony Clare (piano)


CUILL1001

CUILL1003

As far as the eye can see ...

A journey through the hills and mountains of Britain and Ireland in music and words


[1]William Shakespeare ‘Full many a glorious morning’ with traditional folk melodies ‘The Lark in the Morn’ and ‘Over the mountains’

[2]John Keats ‘Over the hill’ with John Gay ‘Over the hills’ (from 'The Beggar's Opera') and traditional folk melody ‘The Devonshire Lass’

[3]Emily Brontë (poem) and Maddy Aldis (music) ‘Amid the Barren Hills’ 

[4]Thomas Jones ‘Ode to Pencerrig’ with traditional folk melodies ‘The Break of Day’ and ‘The Dawning of Morn’

[5]George Borrow ‘The Ascent of Snowdon’ with traditional folk melodies ‘White Snowdon’ and ‘The Pass of Llanberis’

[6]William Allingham ‘The Fairies’ with traditional folk melody ‘The Fairy Dance’

[7]Oscar Wilde ‘La Fuite de la Lune’ with John Field (arr. Perkins) ‘Nocturne’

[8]David Bedford ‘Dreams of Stac Pollaidh’

[9]Alexander Smith ‘The Cuillins and Loch Coruisk’ with traditional folk melodies ‘Skye Boat Song’ and ‘Loch Coruisk’

[10]Robert Burns ‘My Heart’s in the Highlands’ with traditional folk melodies ‘Ye Banks and Braes’ and ‘A Highland Lad’

[11]Harriet Martineau ‘The Phantom Army’ with (music) ‘The Horseman’s Port’ (18th century, from Robert Bremner collection)

[12]William Wordsworth ‘An Evening Walk’ with Robin Walker ‘Twilight’


Laurence Perkins - bassoon/narration


New Horizons

Cuillin Sound Trio

Amina Hussain - flute, Sarah Watts - clarinets, Laurence Perkins - bassoon


Old meets new on this innovative new CD -

Villa-Lobos, Edward McGuire and Rebecca Mackay all create new works from centuries-old inspirations and traditions, alongside a rare 19th-century romantic gem by Kummer, exciting new works by USA composers Gerald Busby and David Bennett Thomas, and newly-discovered melodies written by John Ruskin.


Kummer: Trio Op.32 / Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 / Ruskin-Perkins: ‘A Ruskin Pastorale’ / Mackay-Perkins: ‘Heart of the Hebrides’ / Busby: ‘Serenade’ / Thomas: ‘Ebb’ / McGuire: ‘Celtic Knotwork’. Recorded in Raasay, April 2013 - produced by Andrew Keener.