Winds from the North West (PFCD035) £12.50
Compositions for wind by David Beck, David Ellis and David Forshaw
Salford Keys - David Beck
Wind Quintet - David Ellis
From Southern Skies - David Forshaw
Two for Six - David Ellis
Wind Quintet No. 2 (“Sands of Time”) - David Beck
Contra Partita - David Ellis
Aspects of Pegasus - David Forshaw
Produced by David Ellis
Recorded by Richard Scott and Philip Hardman
Fell Clarinet Quartet: quartets by David Beck, David Ellis & David Forshaw
Colin Blamey (clarinet & bass clarinet), Helen Bywater (clarinet), Marianne Rawles (clarinet & Eb clarinet), Lenny Sayers (bass clarinet)
Borealis Saxophone Quartet: "Two for Six" by David Ellis
Alastair Penman (soprano & tenor), Melina Zeleniuc (alto & baritone), Gillian Blair (tenor), Daniel White (baritone)
Nimrod Wind Quintet: quintet by David Ellis
Nichola Hunter (flute & piccolo), Lisa Osborne (oboe), Elizabeth Jordan (clarinet), Sarah Nixon (bassoon), Naomi Atherton (horn)
Quintation: quintets by David Beck & David Forshaw
Mike Noyes (flute), Hilary Duncombe (oboe), Peter Hill (clarinet), David Thomas (bassoon), Cliff Jones (horn)
David Beck was a Music Scholar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He went on to work as an orchestral violinist, enjoying membership of the Hallé and Manchester Camerata Orchestras and retiring from the BBC Philharmonic in 2000.
David Ellis (b. 1933) studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music from 1953-1957. From 1964 to 1986 he worked at the BBC as a Music Producer. He now devotes his time to composition, with time set aside for CD production work.
David Forshaw (b.1938) started writing music at the age of 12. He has written works for practically every medium, several being published and a number available on commercial CDs.