Founded by Nigel Wood in 2015, the Bournville Clarinet Choir has become a well-established music ensemble with a membership of around twenty players from Birmingham (UK) and further afield. We rehearse fortnightly (in term time), give several concerts locally throughout the year, hold occasional workshops and have appeared on the More 4 TV programme “All Gardens Great and Small”.
The line-up of instruments ranges from the tiny Eb clarinet down to the impressive Contrabass. The choir’s repertoire is unique and challenging, spans the centuries and includes myriad genres. Our musical director customises the music to suit the players’ abilities, and programming blends a mixture of original compositions and arrangements alongside standard repertoire.
A Taste of Bournville Clarinet Choir
A community group comprising the Clarinet family of instruments including contra-basses, basses, standard Bb clarinets and the tiny Eb Clarinet. The Bournville Clarinet Choir debuts new compositions as well as re-imagined arrangements of classical favourites. This eclectic EP recording offers genres of baroque, classical and contemporary, including a unique new arrangement of Dvorak's Wind Serenade solely for clarinets.
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‘A Taste of Bournville’ - Track Details
1. Danse des Sauvages - Jean-Philippe Rameau arr. David Parkes/Nigel Wood
2. In Paradisum - Gabriel Fauré arr. Nigel Wood
3. Jadar - Nigel Wood
Serenade for Wind Op. 44 - Antonin Dvořák arr. Nigel Wood
4. I. Moderato, quasi marcia
5. II. Minuetto. Tempo di minuetto
6. III. Andante con moto
7. IV. Finale. Allegro molto
Bournville Clarinet Choir
Music Director/Producer - Nigel Wood
Eb Clarinet - Alison Kennedy*
Bb Clarinet - Megan Ashmore - Maria Bogarra* - Katherine Bozic - Morag Clark* - Helen Clegg* - Chris Elsom - Tony Kenna - Lisa Laws - Michael Price - Chloe Rogers - Mae Rohani - Nicola Smith - Karen Simpson* - Kate White - Nathan Wilson* - Nigel Wood*
Bb Bass Clarinet - Sue Catchpole* - Marion Pollock*
Eb Contra Alto - Peter Fielding*
Bb Contra Bass - David Parkes*
*Players in Dvořák Serenade
Audio Engineer - Matthew O'Malley
Album image - Katherine Bozic
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All tracks available in sheet music from Saxtet Publications