Eddie McGuire: Music for flute, guitar and piano

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Over the past 40 years Eddie McGuire, British Composer Award winner and Creative Scotland Award winner, has developed a compositional style that is as eclectic as it is concentrated. This disc surveys a selection of his solo and chamber works, written for his home instruments – flute, guitar and piano. The writing, whilst embracing tonality, focuses on texture and aspects of colour, drawing on a myriad folk influences. The listener cannot help being drawn in to McGuire’s evocative sound-world, at once bold and playful.

"…McGuire writes in a tonally based, folk-inflected style that seems effortlessly to conjure up those emotions he wishes to evoke without recourse to cliché or glib sentimentality - this is quite simply beautiful music."

"The clarity and perfect intonation of Nancy Ruffer’s flute playing is a real bonus on this disc, and McGuire, knowing the instrument as he does, gives it full expression and a wide range against the softness of the guitar in Fountain of Tears, and leaning solidly against the more robust sonorities of the piano in Caprice."

Producers: Paul Baxter and Adam Binks
Recording Venue: Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh
Recording Dates: 19 - 20 June 2005
Release Date: 1 September 2006
Catalogue No: DCD34029
Total playing time: 1:13:22

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