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Rob Keeley: Songs, Chimes & Dances, chamber music

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>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Music for Art and Tom, for saxophone & piano
>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Bells of Halkis, for piano
>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Little Trio, for clarinet, cello & piano
>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Two Ways of Looking at a Spider, for guitar
>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Trio for horn, violin & piano
>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Songs, Chimes & Dances, for oboe & piano
>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Oregon Moods, for clarinet, saxophone & piano

Album Summary

>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Music for Art and Tom, for saxophone & piano
>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Bells of Halkis, for piano
>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Little Trio, for clarinet, cello & piano
>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Two Ways of Looking at a Spider, for guitar
>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Trio for horn, violin & piano
>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Songs, Chimes & Dances, for oboe & piano
>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Oregon Moods, for clarinet, saxophone & piano
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Rob Keeley was born in Bridgend in 1960. He studied with Oliver Knussen at the Royal College of Music, Magdalen College Oxford under Bernard Rose, and later with Robert Saxton. As a pianist Keeley has premiered works by, among others, Harrison Birtwistle, Michael Finnissy, Jonathan Cole, Richard Emsley and Nicola Moro. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Composition at King's College, London
Bayan Northcott writes ... Rob Keeley is both a 'natural' as a composer, and a bit of an enigma. While his music always unfolds lucidly, often engagingly, it resists easy categorization - at least accordingly to current critical notions.

Sunday Times, 29th April 2012
In a musical age of gesture and ideology, Keeley (b1960) is a composer who quietly continues the classical art of putting note against note. These seven instrumental and chamber pieces, none exceeding 14 minutes, are a living testament to the virtues of concision and aural exactitude.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Coombehurst Studio, Kingston University (07/18/2011-07/20/2011); Highgate School, London (07/18/2011-07/20/2011); University of Denver, Colorado (07/18/2011-07/20/2011); Coombehurst Studio, Kingston University (09/15/2011); Highgate School, London (09/15/2011); University of Denver, Colorado (09/15/2011); Coombehurst Studio, Kingston University (11/27/2011); Highgate School, London (11/27/2011); University of Denver, Colorado (11/27/2011).



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>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Music for Art and Tom, for saxophone & piano
  • Performers: Rob Keeley (Piano); Tim Holmes (Saxophone)
  • Notes: Highgate School, London (07/18/2011-07/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998

>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Bells of Halkis, for piano
  • Performer: Rob Keeley (Piano)
  • Notes: Highgate School, London (07/18/2011-07/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Little Trio, for clarinet, cello & piano
  • Performers: Robin Michael (Cello); Andrew Sparling (Clarinet); Rob Keeley (Piano)
  • Notes: Highgate School, London (07/18/2011-07/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2004

>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Two Ways of Looking at a Spider, for guitar
  • Performer: Jonathan Leathwood (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Trio for horn, violin & piano
  • Performers: Mary Dullea (Piano); Darragh Morgan (Violin); Richard Watkins (Horn)
  • Notes: Highgate School, London (07/18/2011-07/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2000

>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Songs, Chimes & Dances, for oboe & piano
  • Performers: Rob Keeley (Piano); Melinda Maxwell (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Keeley, Rob [Composer] : Oregon Moods, for clarinet, saxophone & piano
  • Performers: Rob Keeley (Piano); Tim Holmes (Saxophone); Andrew Sparling (Clarinet)
  • Notes: Highgate School, London (07/18/2011-07/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1999