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Surface Tension - Howard Skempton / Leonard, HCD Productions

Album Summary

>Skempton, Howard : passing fancy, for piano
>Skempton, Howard : Drum Canon 2
>Skempton, Howard : Bends, for cello
>Skempton, Howard : Call, for clarinet & piano
>Skempton, Howard : Fire, for soprano voice & clarinet
>Skempton, Howard : Saltaire Melody, for piano
>Skempton, Howard : Recessional, for any instrument (commonly for accordion or keyboard)
>Skempton, Howard : Tree Sequence for voice & percussion
>Skempton, Howard : Surface Tension, for flute, cello & piano
>Skempton, Howard : Pieces (3) for oboe
>Skempton, Howard : Surface Tension 2, for flute, cello & piano
>Skempton, Howard : Moto Perpetuo, for viola
>Skempton, Howard : Lament
>Skempton, Howard : Small Change, for accordion
>Skempton, Howard : Gipsy's Wife's Song, for voice, flute, oboe & piano
>Skempton, Howard : Gemini Dances for percussion
>Skempton, Howard : Lullaby for clarinet, cello & piano
>Skempton, Howard : Bagatelle for flute
>Skempton, Howard : Prelude for horn
>Skempton, Howard : Intermezzo for horn & viola
>Skempton, Howard : Under the Elder, for accordion
>Skempton, Howard : African Melody, for cello
>Skempton, Howard : Agreement, for percussion
>Skempton, Howard : Trace, for piano
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

With their distinctly English vocabulary, witty turns, and spare yet memorable melodies, 'Surface Tension' offers a survey of Skempton's music in solo through quintet settings from the 1970s through the 90s.

Originally issued in 1998, Skempton's acclaimed 'Surface Tension' is available again. With their distinctly English vocabulary, witty turns and spare yet memorable melodies, 'Surface Tension' offers a survey of Skempton's music in solo through quintet settings from the 1970s through the 90s.



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Works Details

>Skempton, Howard : passing fancy, for piano
  • Performer: Hermann Kretzschmar (Piano)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Drum Canon 2
  • Performer: Rainer Römer (Percussion)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Bends, for cello
  • Performer: Eva Böcker (Cello)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Call, for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: John Corbett (Clarinet); Hermann Kretzschmar (Piano)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Fire, for soprano voice & clarinet
  • Performers: John Corbett (Clarinet); Sarah Leonard (Soprano)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Saltaire Melody, for piano
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Recessional, for any instrument (commonly for accordion or keyboard)
  • Performers: Howard Skempton [Composer/Accordion] (Accordion); Hermann Kretzschmar (Piano)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1983

>Skempton, Howard : Tree Sequence for voice & percussion
  • Performers: Hermann Kretzschmar (Piano); Sarah Leonard (Soprano); Rainer Römer (Percussion)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Surface Tension, for flute, cello & piano
  • Performers: Eva Böcker (Cello); Hermann Kretzschmar (Piano); Dietmar Wiesner (Flute)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Pieces (3) for oboe
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Surface Tension 2, for flute, cello & piano
  • Performers: Eva Böcker (Cello); Hermann Kretzschmar (Piano); Dietmar Wiesner (Flute)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Moto Perpetuo, for viola
  • Performer: Werner Dickel (Viola)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Lament
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Small Change, for accordion
  • Performer: Howard Skempton [Composer/Accordion] (Accordion)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Gipsy's Wife's Song, for voice, flute, oboe & piano
  • Performers: Hermann Kretzschmar (Piano); Dietmar Wiesner (Flute); Sarah Leonard (Soprano)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Gemini Dances for percussion
  • Performers: Hermann Kretzschmar (Piano); Rainer Römer (Percussion)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Lullaby for clarinet, cello & piano
  • Performers: John Corbett (Clarinet); Eva Böcker (Cello)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Bagatelle for flute
  • Performer: Dietmar Wiesner (Flute)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Prelude for horn
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Intermezzo for horn & viola
  • Performer: Werner Dickel (Viola)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Under the Elder, for accordion
  • Performer: Howard Skempton [Composer/Accordion] (Accordion)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : African Melody, for cello
  • Performer: Eva Böcker (Cello)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Agreement, for percussion
  • Performer: Rainer Römer (Percussion)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skempton, Howard : Trace, for piano
  • Performer: Hermann Kretzschmar (Piano)
  • Notes: Groáe Sendesaal, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany (05/07/1996-11/13/1996)
  • Period Time: Contemporary