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Grace Williams: Chamber Music

London Chamber Ensemble, Madeleine Mitchell

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Violin Sonata  
1
I. Allegro molto ritmico
Grace Williams; Madeleine Mitchell; Konstantin Lapshin
5:58
2
II. Andante sostenuto
Grace Williams; Madeleine Mitchell; Konstantin Lapshin
6:39
3
III. Allegro scherzando
Grace Williams; Madeleine Mitchell; Konstantin Lapshin
5:19
Sextet for Oboe, Trumpet & Piano Quartet  
4
I. Poco adagio - Allegro con brio - Poco adagio
Grace Williams; London Chamber Ensemble
10:18
5
II. Allegro scherzando - Poco lento - Allegro scherzando
Grace Williams; London Chamber Ensemble
7:18
6
III. Andante. Tranquillo e semplice
Grace Williams; London Chamber Ensemble
7:49
7
IV. Allegro molto. Quasi una tarantella
Grace Williams; London Chamber Ensemble
5:52
Suite for 9 Instruments  
8
I. Allegro moderato
Grace Williams; London Chamber Ensemble
3:41
9
II. Andantino
Grace Williams; London Chamber Ensemble
5:08
10
III. Allegro con brio
Grace Williams; London Chamber Ensemble
4:30
11
Romanza (Arr. Z. Vulliamy for Oboe & Bass Clarinet)
Grace Williams; Zerlina Vulliamy; John Anderson; Andrew Sparling
2:14
12
Sarabande for Piano Left Hand
Grace Williams; David Owen Norris
4:03
13
Rondo for Dancing (Version for 2 Violins & Cello)
Grace Williams; Madeleine Mitchell; Gordon MacKay; Joseph Spooner
1:55
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    70:44
Grace Williams (19 February 1906 – 10 February 1977) was a Welsh composer. Born in the coastal town of Barry, near Cardiff, Grace learned piano and violin and developed her musical skills early. She won the Morfydd Owen scholarship to Cardiff University in 1923 where she studied under Professor David Evans and in 1926 she proceeded to the Royal College of Music, London, where she was taught by Gordon Jacob and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Williams is regarded by many as one of Wales finest composers. She wrote two symphonies, the earlier being the first symphony ever composed by a Welsh composer, a mass, one opera, numerous other pieces for orchestras and chamber ensemble, as well as accomplished vocal works. She was also the first British woman to score a feature film, with Blue Scar in 1949. Her chamber music, recorded here for the first time, spans 40 years.
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