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Paul Harris: A Musical Celebration / Victoria Soames Samek, clarinet; Michale Bell, piano

Audio Samples

>Harris, Paul : Sonatina for clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : Visions, for clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : Adagio, for clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : Divertimento for flute, oboe, bassoon, horn & piano
>Harris, Paul : Trio for flute, oboe & clarinet
>Harris, Paul : Train Music, for flute, oboe, bassoon & horn
>Harris, Paul : The Unhappy Aardvark, clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon & horn
>Harris, Paul : On Safari, for clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : Sonata da Camera, for solo clarinet
>Harris, Paul : Cat and Mouse, for narrator, clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : King's Parade, for clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : Clerihew Songs (6), for voice, clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : Swiftly, for clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : Suite in Five, for clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : Fantastical Micro-Variations on a theme by Mozart, for clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : Introduction, Theme and Variations, for clarinet & piano

Album Summary

>Harris, Paul : Sonatina for clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : Visions, for clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : Adagio, for clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : Divertimento for flute, oboe, bassoon, horn & piano
>Harris, Paul : Trio for flute, oboe & clarinet
>Harris, Paul : Train Music, for flute, oboe, bassoon & horn
>Harris, Paul : The Unhappy Aardvark, clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon & horn
>Harris, Paul : On Safari, for clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : Sonata da Camera, for solo clarinet
>Harris, Paul : Cat and Mouse, for narrator, clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : King's Parade, for clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : Clerihew Songs (6), for voice, clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : Swiftly, for clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : Suite in Five, for clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : Fantastical Micro-Variations on a theme by Mozart, for clarinet & piano
>Harris, Paul : Introduction, Theme and Variations, for clarinet & piano
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Clarinet Classics is delighted to release this disc featuring works by Paul Harris, well known internationally as a composer and writer, with over 600 publications to his name. The recording brings together a unique selection from both his serious and light-hearted compositions, including world premiere recordings of works like "The Unhappy Aardvark," one of his most popular pieces, narrated by the legendary Robert Hardy. The release also includes the definitive performance of the Sonata da Camera, and the first recording of the Paul Harris Adagio. This is the second in the new Clarinet Classics series devoted to today's composers. Artistic director Victoria Soames Samek, a close friend of the composer, brings her unique and personal interpretation to the recording. Recorded under the direction of the composer, this CD will be valued by clarinet players and music lovers all around the world.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Keele University Chapel, Staffordshire, UK (07/12/2010-07/15/2010).



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Works Details

>Harris, Paul : Sonatina for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Michael Bell (Piano); Kimberly Easter (Clarinet); Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: East Winds (Britain)
  • Notes: Keele University Chapel, Staffordshire, UK (07/12/2010-07/15/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Harris, Paul : Visions, for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Victoria Soames (Clarinet); Michael Bell (Piano); Kimberly Easter (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: East Winds (Britain)
  • Notes: Keele University Chapel, Staffordshire, UK (07/12/2010-07/15/2010)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Harris, Paul : Adagio, for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Kimberly Easter (Clarinet); Victoria Soames (Clarinet); Michael Bell (Piano)
  • Ensemble: East Winds (Britain)
  • Notes: Keele University Chapel, Staffordshire, UK (07/12/2010-07/15/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Harris, Paul : Divertimento for flute, oboe, bassoon, horn & piano
  • Performers: Victoria Soames (Clarinet); Michael Bell (Piano)
  • Ensemble: East Winds (Britain)
  • Notes: Keele University Chapel, Staffordshire, UK (07/12/2010-07/15/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Harris, Paul : Trio for flute, oboe & clarinet
  • Performers: Amina Hussain (Flute); Richard Weigall (Oboe); Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
  • Notes: Keele University Chapel, Staffordshire, UK (07/12/2010-07/15/2010)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Harris, Paul : Train Music, for flute, oboe, bassoon & horn
  • Performer: Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: East Winds (Britain)
  • Notes: Keele University Chapel, Staffordshire, UK (07/12/2010-07/15/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Harris, Paul : The Unhappy Aardvark, clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon & horn
  • Performer: Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: East Winds (Britain)
  • Notes: Keele University Chapel, Staffordshire, UK (07/12/2010-07/15/2010)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Harris, Paul : On Safari, for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Victoria Soames (Clarinet); Kimberly Easter (Clarinet)
  • Notes: Keele University Chapel, Staffordshire, UK (07/12/2010-07/15/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Harris, Paul : Sonata da Camera, for solo clarinet
  • Performer: Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
  • Notes: Keele University Chapel, Staffordshire, UK (07/12/2010-07/15/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Harris, Paul : Cat and Mouse, for narrator, clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Victoria Soames (Clarinet); Michael Bell (Piano)
  • Notes: Keele University Chapel, Staffordshire, UK (07/12/2010-07/15/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Harris, Paul : King's Parade, for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Victoria Soames (Clarinet); Michael Bell (Piano); Kimberly Easter (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: East Winds (Britain)
  • Notes: Keele University Chapel, Staffordshire, UK (07/12/2010-07/15/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Harris, Paul : Clerihew Songs (6), for voice, clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Victoria Soames (Clarinet); Michael Bell (Piano); Karen Radcliffe
  • Notes: Keele University Chapel, Staffordshire, UK (07/12/2010-07/15/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Harris, Paul : Swiftly, for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Michael Bell (Piano); Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
  • Notes: Keele University Chapel, Staffordshire, UK (07/12/2010-07/15/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Harris, Paul : Suite in Five, for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Victoria Soames (Clarinet); Michael Bell (Piano); Kimberly Easter (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: East Winds (Britain)
  • Notes: Keele University Chapel, Staffordshire, UK (07/12/2010-07/15/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Harris, Paul : Fantastical Micro-Variations on a theme by Mozart, for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Victoria Soames (Clarinet); Michael Bell (Piano); Kimberly Easter (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: East Winds (Britain)
  • Notes: Keele University Chapel, Staffordshire, UK (07/12/2010-07/15/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Harris, Paul : Introduction, Theme and Variations, for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Victoria Soames (Clarinet); Michael Bell (Piano); Kimberly Easter (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: East Winds (Britain)
  • Notes: Keele University Chapel, Staffordshire, UK (07/12/2010-07/15/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary