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Bach 2 the Future: Works for Solo Violin by J.S. Bach, Frances-Hoad (b.1980), Ysaye, Gordon Crosse (b.1937), Biber, Hellawell (b.1956) / Fenella Humphreys, violin

Audio Samples

  1. Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: I. Preludio $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: II. Loure $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: III. Gavotte en Rondeau $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: IV. Menuett I & II $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: V. Bouree $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: VI. Gigue $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Suite No. 1 for Solo Violin: I. Adagietto $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Suite No. 1 for Solo Violin: II. Allegro scherzando $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Suite No. 1 for Solo Violin: III. Adagio cantabile $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Suite No. 1 for Solo Violin: IV. Allegro molto $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Suite No. 1 for Solo Violin: V. Allegro giocoso $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Sonata for Solo Violin, Op.27, No. 2: I. Obsession - Prelude: poco vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Sonata for Solo Violin, Op.27, No. 2: II. Malinconia - Poco lento $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Sonata for Solo Violin, Op.27, No. 2: III. Danse des ombres - Sarabande (Lento) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Sonata for Solo Violin, Op.27, No. 2: IV. Les Furies - Allegro furioso $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Orkney Dreaming: I. Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Orkney Dreaming: II. Fugue $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Orkney Dreaming: III. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Orkney Dreaming: IV. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Rosenkranz Sonata: Passacaglia
  21. Balcony Scenes: I. Fantasia, Broad - unhurried $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Balcony Scenes: II. Bicinium I $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Balcony Scenes: III. Bicinium II, Lento - Prestissimo volando $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Balcony Scenes: IV. Fantasia, Ad lib - Rubato $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Bumblebees $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
>Frances-Hoad, Cheryl : Suite no 1 for violin
>Ysaÿe, Eugène : Sonata for violin solo no 2 in A minor ("Obsession"), Op. 27/2
>Crosse, Gordon : Orkney Dreaming, for violin
>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Rosenkranz Sonata
>Hellawell, Piers : Balcony Scenes, for violin
>Scott, Cyril : Bumblebees, for violin
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Notes & Reviews:

The Man Overboard Quintet brings together five like-minded musicians who play and listen to all sorts of music, and who share a love of hot swing. The title of their new collection, "Down in the deep deep blue", comes from the Isham Jones' song 'I Hate Myself for Being So Mean to You', describing the place where the protagonist intends to 'drown' (or in some versions to 'hide') himself. The album as a whole steers away from more famous names in the American songbook, delving deeper under the surface to include such songs as What a Little Moonlight Can Do by Charles M. Woods from 1937, J.C. Johnson's prohibition song Me and My Gin from 1928 and Victoria Spivey's Dirty TB Blues from 1929, inspired by a tuberculosis epidemic. The earliest song in the collection here is an exception - it came not from America, but from the UK. The English composer Philip Braham wrote the music for Limehouse Blues for a revue starring Gertrude Lawrence in 1922. Man Overboard Quintet's first album, All Hands On Deck [CHRCD062] was a huge success. "Violin playing worthy of Grappelli on a disc of pre-war swing tunes." (The Strad) "Just imagine, if Grappelli and Goodman had got together, what the end product would have sounded like!" (bebopspokenhere)

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
Humphreys is an unusually musical violinist. Her performance of the Bach is among the finest on records - much better than recordings by far more famous violinists. Her Ysaye is very fine, too. Humphreys plays an 18th Century violin made by the circle of Peter Guarnerius of Venice.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (10/29/2014-10/30/2014); Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/06/2014-11/07/2014).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
  • Performer: Fenella Humphreys (Violin)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (10/29/2014-10/30/2014)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Frances-Hoad, Cheryl : Suite no 1 for violin
  • Performer: Fenella Humphreys (Violin)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/06/2014-11/07/2014)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Eugène Ysae (1858 - 1931) : Sonata for violin solo no 2 in A minor ("Obsession"), Op. 27/2
  • Performer: Fenella Humphreys (Violin)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/06/2014-11/07/2014)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1922

>Crosse, Gordon : Orkney Dreaming, for violin
  • Performer: Fenella Humphreys (Violin)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (10/29/2014-10/30/2014)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Rosenkranz Sonata :: Passacaglia
  • Performer: Fenella Humphreys (Violin)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (10/29/2014-10/30/2014)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1676

>Hellawell, Piers : Balcony Scenes, for violin
  • Performer: Fenella Humphreys (Violin)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/06/2014-11/07/2014)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Scott, Cyril : Bumblebees, for violin
  • Performer: Fenella Humphreys (Violin)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/06/2014-11/07/2014)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic