Airs, Blues and Dances

Composers: Bennett, Bray, Dove, Grime, Matthews, Phibbs, Powers, Tavener, Tippett, Weir
Released: 2016
Label: Champs Hill
Code: CHRCD099


James Turnbull (oboe), Libby Burgess (piano), Ensemble Perpetuo

★★★★ “This is a beautifully played, interestingly programmed showcase of the oboe as a recital instrument.”
BBC Music Magazine

“Oboist James Turnbull and his collaborators, pianist Libby Burgess and the Ensemble Perpetuo, handle the many colours and technical challenges with ease and fluency.”
American Record Guide

“This new release is in every way as marvellous as the previous one… Pianist Libby Burgess again joins the soloist to create the magical backdrop for his instrumental equivalent of song.”

Released in July 2016, Airs, Blues and Dances is a recital disc featuring music by Jonathan Dove, Helen Grime, Richard Rodney Bennett, Michael Tippett, John Tavener, Judith Weir, Charlotte Bray, Anthony Powers and Joseph Phibbs. James Turnbull is joined by pianist Libby Burgess and by musicians of Ensemble Perpetuo.

Available to purchase from:
Champs Hill Records – here
Amazon – here


1. Tippett, Michael [04:46]
Prelude: Autumn
2. Bennett, Richard Rodney [02:56]
A New Dance
3. Bennett, Richard Rodney [02:02]
Lady Day
4. Bennett, Richard Rodney [02:42]
The Mulberry Garden
5. Bennett, Richard Rodney [02:14]
Nobody’s Jig
6. Dove, Jonathan [10:59]
Music for a Lovelorn Lenanshee
7. Weir, Judith [01:49]
Mountain Airs 1
8. Weir, Judith [01:02]
Mountain Airs 2
9. Weir, Judith [00:52]
Mountain Airs 3
10. Powers, Anthony [01:48]
In Shadow I
11. Powers, Anthony [01:37]
In Shadow II
12. Powers, Anthony [03:33]
In Shadow III
13. Powers, Anthony [01:31]
In Shadow IV
14. Powers, Anthony [00:37]
In Shadow V
15. Powers, Anthony [02:03]
In Shadow VI
16. Bray, Charlotte [03:20]
Late Snow I
17. Bray, Charlotte [02:08]
Late Snow II
18. Bray, Charlotte [03:06]
Late Snow III
19. Matthews, David [04:52]
Montana Taylor’s Blues
20. Grime, Helen [01:25]
Three Miniatures I
21. Grime, Helen [01:29]
Three Miniatures II
22. Grime, Helen [02:56]
Three Miniatures III
23. Bennett, Richard Rodney [04:38]
24. Tavener, John [02:47]
Little Missenden Calm
25. Phibbs, Joseph [02:17]