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Flights of Fancy

Andrew Knights and Philip Gates explore the vivid, pungent world of music written for oboe, cor anglais, oboe d'amore and piano.

Flights of Fancy (Melodist 5683CD)
Andrew Knights - oboe, cor anglais, oboe d'amore
Philip Gates - piano

Available now £9.95 (UK) - (incl. p&p)

Flights of Fancy presents music by Duparc, Gates, Kœchlin, Poulenc and Satie. Duparc songs, arranged for cor anglais and piano, are set beside Kœchlin's Au Loin, Gates' Oboe Sonata - dedicated to the memory of his late friend, the jazz pianist Matt Ross - and the Poulenc Oboe Sonata given in the 2004 revised edition. Andrew Knights and Philip Gates also play unaccompanied, the former in captivating Kœchlin monodies, the latter, Poulenc's haunting Mélancolie and Satie's Avant-dernière Pensées.

This new compact disc has received early critical acclaim at MusicWeb International from Rob Barnett and Jonathan Woolf. It is available to purchase both here and at the Philip Gates homepage.