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Kevin Raftery: Chamber Works

Heath Quartet, Berkeley Ensemble, Animare Ensemble

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1
String Quartet No. 1
Kevin Raftery; Heath Quartet
15:41
First Companion  
2
I. To Canterbury & Back
Kevin Raftery; Berkeley Ensemble
5:06
3
II. Melodies
Kevin Raftery; Berkeley Ensemble
5:23
4
III. Vivace
Kevin Raftery; Berkeley Ensemble
5:31
Pleasantries  
5
I. A Little Bird Told Me
Kevin Raftery; Berkeley Ensemble
1:27
6
II. You Can Say That Again
Kevin Raftery; Berkeley Ensemble
1:19
7
III. A Bit Windy
Kevin Raftery; Berkeley Ensemble
1:48
8
IV. I Was Gobsmacked
Kevin Raftery; Berkeley Ensemble
1:17
9
V. I'm So Sorry
Kevin Raftery; Berkeley Ensemble
2:06
10
VI. Go On, Then
Kevin Raftery; Berkeley Ensemble
1:38
11
VII. Those Were the Days
Kevin Raftery; Berkeley Ensemble
1:28
12
VIII. How Pathetic
Kevin Raftery; Berkeley Ensemble
2:53
13
IX. Reading Between the Lines
Kevin Raftery; Berkeley Ensemble
1:50
Quintet for Flute, Harp, Violin, Viola & Cello "Friedhof"  
14
I. Andante non tranquillo
Kevin Raftery; Animare Ensemble
5:26
15
II. Cantabile
Kevin Raftery; Animare Ensemble
6:26
16
III. Vivace
Kevin Raftery; Animare Ensemble
6:48
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    66:07
Three British groups are featured on this tribute to American composer Kevin Raftery, who has worked in London since 1989. His music is in the best post modernist tradition of today, partly impressionistic and descriptive, partly abstract, occasionally displaying his individual sense of humour. These selections form a very satisfying programme with varying instrumentation and exceptional performances from three highly regarded ensembles: the Heath Quartet, the Berkeley Ensemble and the Animare Ensemble.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Metier Studio Masters

Tracks 14 - 16 – contains material which has been processed by a perceptual audio coding algorithm

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