- 01. Clarinet Concerto: 1 Very still - poco agitato -15'59"
- 02. Clarinet Concerto: 2 Sostenuto -6'32"
- 03. Clarinet Concerto: 3 Con anima8'56"
- 04. Saturn: Rings & Shepherds2'43"
- 05. Saturn: Mimas2'12"
- 06. Saturn: Enceladus1'10"
- 07. Saturn: Tethys1'56"
- 08. Saturn: Dione2'13"
- 09. Saturn: Rhea2'49"
- 10. Saturn: Titan2'26"
- 11. Saturn: Hyperion2'37"
- 12. Saturn: Iapetus2'41"
- 13. Saturn: Phoebe1'44"
- 14. Saturn: Saturn9'44"
Roxburgh's Clarinet Concerto features soloist Linda Merrick in a work of symphonic scope and expressivity; she is acompanied by the Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer.
In Saturn - a tribute to Holst, Roxburgh's predecessor at the Royal College of Music - Roxburgh explores the mythical characters of its moons and satellites in a series of orchestral showpieces which culminates in the wild abandon, and percussive onslaught, of Saturn itself; Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra is conducted by Peter Stark.
This disc was made possible by funding from the Royal Northern College of Music and Hertfordshire County Council.
'Saturn is an epic orchestral and electronic space-scape, effortlessly blending Roxburgh's understanding of Boulez and Stockhausen with a Birtwistle-like sense of ritual. An orbiting soprano saxophone beams down ideas to an orchestral underlay dominated by clattering percussion and mind-expanding electronics; this is an extraordinarily ballsy mission undertaken by HCYO.' The Wire, 2006
Recording date: 9 October 2005
Recording venue: Royal Northen College of Music, Manchester
Engineer/ Producer: David Lefeber
Recording date: 6-7 April 2005
Recording venue: Haileybury College, Hertford
Engineer: Gareth E Williams
Producers: Gareth E Williams, Matthew Dilley
Mastering: David Lefeber
Cover image: Radio emissions from Saturn (by kind permission of the University of Iowa)
(P) 2006 NMC Recordings Ltd