Twists and Turns: Music by Rob Keeley


Available 15 September, 2017
Catalogue No: MSV 28568
EAN/UPC: 809730856822
Artists: , , , , , , ,
Release Date: September 2017
Discs: 1

British composer Rob Keeley lectures in composition at Kings College London – as a pianist he has had works written for him by Birtwistle, Finnissy and many others. As a composer he has produced two symphonies and a wide range of vocal and chamber music; he likes to explore unusual combinations of instruments and this together with his ability to produce delightful works of great originality makes this album exceptionally satisfying. It includes his arrangement of a piece which Harrison Birtwistle wrote for him: unlike Birtwistle’s more infamous works this is a beautiful little piece.

The composer plays harpsichord in several pieces – the other four soloists are all at the top of their respective instrumental ‘trees’ in the UK and well known to Metier customers; two of the three ensembles are specialists in new music and extending technique and repertoire: Pipers 3 is a unique trio of oboes while London Myriad is a flexible ensemble, here configured as a wind quartet (flute, oboe, clarinet & bassoon).

Track Listing

    Rob Keeley

  1. Four Anachronistic Dances – I. Allegro vivace
  2. Four Anachronistic Dances – II. Allegretto
  3. Four Anachronistic Dances – III. Intermezzo – Andante
  4. Four Anachronistic Dances – IV. Allegretto, quasi tango
  5. Three Inventions – I. Allegro vivace
  6. Three Inventions – II. Allegretto
  7. Three Inventions – III. Ut-re-mi-fa-sol-la
  8. Interrupted Melody
  9. Breathless Scherzo
  10. Twists and Turns
  11. Diptych – I. Allegro con brio
  12. Diptych – II. Andante
  13. Some Reeds in the Wind – I. Fanfare
  14. Some Reeds in the Wind – II. Pastorale
  15. Some Reeds in the Wind – III. Interlude
  16. Some Reeds in the Wind – IV. A Keening
  17. Some Reeds in the Wind – V. A Final Fanfare
  18. Seven Studies for Wind Quartet – I. Andante
  19. Seven Studies for Wind Quartet – II. Allegretto
  20. Seven Studies for Wind Quartet – III. Duo
  21. Seven Studies for Wind Quartet – IV. Invention a 3
  22. Seven Studies for Wind Quartet – V. Allegro vivace
  23. Seven Studies for Wind Quartet – VI. Andante
  24. Seven Studies for Wind Quartet –
  25. Saraband: The King’s Farewell
  26. Interleaves