Cool>Warm>Hot

Andrew Sparling     clarinet
from the Humours of Daryl Runswick CD

 

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Daryl Runswick writes: Cool>Warm>Hot is one of the many pieces of mine which contain no improvisation, though its debt to improvised music is obvious. It was commissioned in 1983 by Antony Pay, who in the tradition of so many virtuosi (Paul Wittgenstein with Prokofiev, Lionel Tertis with Walton...) when he saw it, refused to play it. It is certainly very difficult indeed – full of multiphonics and quarter-tones – but more than one player in more than one country has thought it worth the effort.

 

 

                                          

 

 

Recorded at St Luke's, Hampstead, London, 1993.
Engineer Mike Skeet. Produced by Daryl Runswick.

This composition and these recordings are covered by copyright.