There are Things to be Said

There are Things to be Said

UA220060 (Ulysses Arts, CD)

FIRST RELEASE (24 February 2023)
Tracks: 23
Booklet pages: 24
℗ 2022 Ulysses Arts
© 2022 Ulysses Arts
Main country of recording: United Kingdom
Country of manufacture: United Kingdom
Reviewer: Geoff Pearce
Review of There are Things to be Said published on 6 April 2023

The Tailleferre Ensemble

Germaine Tailleferre:

Sonate Champêtre (first recording)
1 Allegro Moderato
2 Andantino
3 Allegro Vivace: Gaiement

Ingrid Stölzel:

4 There are Things to be Said

Bill Douglas:

Three lyrical pieces
5 Wings of the Wind
6 The Hills of Glencar
7 Autumn Song

Jenni Brandon:

8 Metamorphosis

Rhian Samuel:

Little Duos
9 Morning Glow
10 Whispers
11 Sentries

Cecilia McDowall:

Century Dances
12 Allemande
13 Menuet - ghost dance
14 Mazurka
15 Tango
16 Last Dance

Georg Melchior Hoffmann:

Trio Sonata in C minor
17 Adagio
18 Allegro
19 Adagio
20 Vivace

Julius Röntgen:

Trio in G Op 86
21 Allegretto con Spirito
22 Poco andante, quasi una fantasia
23 Allegretto

The Tailleferre Ensemble, founded in 2019 by Nicola Hands and Penelope Smith, is a UK-based chamber collective whose principal aim is to promote women in music. The group is a flexible chamber ensemble of varying line-up who perform works of diverse instrumentation and genre, from works by established composers to those that are lesser-known and contemporary. As a group they have been praised for their fine performances and 'extensive palette of timbres', and they work to redress the balance of works performed by men and women composers in classical music. The Ensemble has performed across the country since its inception, ranging from prestigious venues and chamber music festivals to local chamber series, and have also collaborated with other groups. In 2021 they were grateful to receive funding from the Ambache Charitable Trust to make recordings of works by Cecilia McDowall and Rhian Samuel. In 2022 they were invited to perform for a production of the under-played Mass in D by Ethel Smyth. Since then, they received further invitations to collaborate on similar performances.

Recorded 20-22 December 2021 at Plumcroft Primary School, Woolwich, London SE18, UK.

Dedicated to the memory of conductor and sound producer Tom Hammond.