Turner, John


John Turner was Senior Scholar in Law at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge before pursuing a legal career, acting for many distinguished musicians and musical organisations, alongside his many musical activities. These included numerous appearances with David Munrow's pioneering Early Music Consort of London. He now devotes his time to playing, writing, reviewing, publishing and composing. He has played and broadcast as recorder soloist with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Academy of Ancient Music, the English Chamber Orchestra and the English Baroque Soloists, amongst other leading chamber orchestras. His recordings include no less that five sets of the Brandenburg Concertos, but lately he has concentrated on contemporary music - recent CDs include music of Alan Rawsthorne, Richard Arnell, David Lumsdaine, Anthony Gilbert and George Nicholson.

In the last years of the 20th century he played in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, France, New Zealand and the USA, and given several recitals on BBC Radio 3 with pianist Peter Lawson. In all he has given first performances of some 300 works for the recorder, many of which have now entered the standard repertoire. His own recorder compositions are regularly set for festivals and examinations.

Lawson, Peter


Peter Lawson was born in Manchester and studied there with Derrick Wyndham and Sulamita Aronovsky. He has appeared as soloist with orchestra, in recital or for radio throughout the UK and in Europe, Japan and Russia.

With a repertoire stretching from the baroque to contemporary jazz, Peter's many commercial recordings include Satie (for EMI and awarded a Silver Disc), American Sonatas (2 volumes for Virgin Classics, acknowledged by a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to the USA) and Michael Nyman's concerto (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra). He also works with the Equivox Trio (with Rob Buckland, saxophone and Simone Rebello, percussion) and Tango5 (recreating the tango quintets of Piazzolla). Peter is also senior tutor in piano at both Chetham's School of Music and the RNCM and an examiner for the Associated Board.

Rundell, Clark


Clark Rundell is Director of Contemporary Music and Head of Conducting at the RNCM, and Artistic Director of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic's new music Group, Ensemble 10/10. He studied trombone and conducting at Northwestern University, Chicago, and was subsequently awarded a Junior Fellowship to study conducting with Timothy Reynish at the RNCM. He regularly conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he made his début in 1987, as well as the BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Hallé and the Philharmonia Orchestra, with whom he recently performed at the Royal Albert Hall.

Deeply committed to the performance of new music, Clark has given world premières of works by composers including Louis Andriessen, Django Bates, David Bedford, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Gary Carpenter, Adam Gorb and and Mark-Anthony Turnage.

A highly versatile musician, Clark served for fourteen years as Director of Jazz Studies at the RNCM, and has performed with artists such as John Dankworth, Bob Brookmeyer, Cleo Laine and Andy Sheppard. As an arranger, he has worked with Louis Andriessen and Mark-Anthony Turnage.

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Graham Flack

Reynish, Timothy


Timothy Reynish studied horn and was a music scholar at Cambridge, working under Raymond Leppard and Sir David Willcocks. He held principal horn positions with the Northern Sinfonia, Sadler's Wells Opera (now ENO) and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. A prize winner in the Mitropoulos International Conducting Competition in New York, he has conducted concerts with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé and the London Symphony Orchestra.

In 1975 he was invited by Sir Charles Groves to become tutor for the Postgraduate Conducting Course at RNCM; two years later he succeeded Philip Jones as Head of School of Wind and Percussion, a post he retired from after over a quarter of a century.

He was President of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles from 2001 to 2002. In 2005 he assumed the post of Senior Professor in Woodwind and Brass at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and conducted the Wind Ensemble in a gala concert celebrating the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Guildhall.

Timothy was awarded a Churchill Travelling Fellowship in 1982 which enabled him to study the development and repertoire of the American symphonic wind band movement. In the past two decades he developed the wind orchestra and ensemble of the RNCM to become recognized as one of the best in the world.

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Both Anthony Gilbert's brilliant woodwind writing and his long association with the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester are showcased on this disc, featuring performances by the RNCM's acclaimed New Ensemble and Wind Orchestra, and concluding with the brilliant and playful tribute to Stravinsky, Igorochki.


'With engaging performances and clear, crisp recordings, this disc serves Gilbert's cause admirably. Other companies please take note.'



Recording date: 13-15 June 1998

Recording venue: Opera Theatre, RNCM, Manchester

Engineer: David Lefeber 
Producer/ Editing & mastering: David Lefeber 

Cover image: Colin Rose, 'Kruhove Vynalezy I'

(P) 2000 NMC Recordings Ltd

Schott Music
Catalogue number:
NMC D068
Release Date:
1 July 2000