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Larkin, Christopher (conductor)

Christopher Larkin (conductor)

see also Christopher Larkin (horn)

Christopher Larkin joined the London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble in 1973, ten years after its foundation, and together with Crispian Steele-Perkins took over its direction in 1975. He is also a member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. In parallel with his playing career he early on developed a passion for unearthing original music for brass. His conducting debut came in the 1991 BBC Proms when he directed the London Gabrieli Brass in works by Félicien David and Cherubini, the fruits of research at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. He has devised and conducted many brass and wind programmes for his BBC Symphony Orchestra and LGBE colleagues and recorded them for BBC Radio 3, Radio Suisse Romande, Turkish Radio, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Radio Television Hong Kong and Radio Televisión Española. The most fun, by far, was being able to use his knowledge of Charles Ives’s wind music for the 1996 BBC Ives Festival, The Unanswered Question. In one hectic day he created an open-air re-enactment of a George Ives brass band collision in London’s Leadenhall Market, conducted students of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in a concert of nineteenth-century American band music, and directed the BBCSO in part of the opening concert. During the last decade he has researched and directed four CDs of original brass music for Hyperion Records.

Albums
'Antique Brasses' (CDA67119)
Antique Brasses
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA67119  Archive Service  
'From the Steeples and the Mountains' (CDH55018)
From the Steeples and the Mountains
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'Heroic and Ceremonial Music for brass and organ' (CDA66275)
Heroic and Ceremonial Music for brass and organ
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'Original 19th-century Music for Brass' (CDA66470)
Original 19th-century Music for Brass
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA66470  Archive Service  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A Fantasy about Purcell's Fantasia upon One Note (Carter)
À la chasse  No 4 of Ten Pieces for the band of the Swedish First Lifeguard Regiment (Crusell)
Adagio and Polonaise for solo keyed bugle and brass (Braun/Crusell)
Adagio cantabile  Movement 2 of Septet in E flat major, Op 20 (Beethoven/Braun)
Adagio non troppo  No 1 of Five Duets for two horns (Rossini)
Allegro (Sibelius)
Allegro molto  No 3 of Five Duets for two horns (Rossini)
Andante  No 3 of Ten Pieces for the band of the Swedish First Lifeguard Regiment (Crusell)
Andantino (Sibelius)
Angels for muted brass, 1938 version (Ruggles)
Aufzug (Salieri)
Brass Sextet (Glass)
Cérémonial (Delerue)
Chant de la Résurrection, Op 173 No 2 (Koechlin)
Chorale for Organ and Brass (Harris)
Cortège (Litaize)
Family Portrait for brass quintet 5 (Thomson)
Family Portrait for brass quintet 6 (Thomson)
Family Portrait for brass quintet 8 (Thomson)
Family Portrait for brass quintet, 4&7 (Thomson)
Fanfare for the festive opening of the Regional Exhibition in Prague 1891 (Dvořák)
Five Duets for two horns (Rossini)
From the Steeples and the Mountains (Ives)
Grinnell Fanfare (Cowell)
Horn Concerto in F major (Crusell/Preumayr)
Hymn and Fuguing Tune No 12 for three horns (Cowell)
Marche  No 1 of Ten Pieces for the band of the Swedish First Lifeguard Regiment (Crusell)
Marche triomphale (Françaix)
Marche triomphale du Centenaire de Napoléon I (Vierne)
Menuetto  No 2 of Five Duets for two horns (Rossini)
Menuetto (Sibelius)
Music for the Wertheim Harmoniemusik (Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg)
Mutations from Bach (Barber)
Nonett (Lachner)
Nonetto in C minor (David)
Notturno for four horns (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Overture in F minor (Sibelius)
Poème héroïque, Op 33 (Dupré)
Praeludium (Sibelius)
Processional. Let there be Light (Ives)
Quatuor pour être exécuté à la Grotte tuonante près le Scoglio di Virgilio dans le Golfe de Naples (Neukomm)
Rondo (Cowell)
Salvum fac populum tuum, Op 84 (Widor)
Septet (Lachner)
Septet in E flat major, Op 20 (Beethoven/Braun)
Sonata for two horns in F major (Nicolai)
Tall Tale (Cowell)
Ten Pieces for the band of the Swedish First Lifeguard Regiment (Crusell)
Three Aequale for four trombones (Beethoven)
Three Pieces for the slide trumpet (Neukomm)
Trois Pas redoublés et la première Marche pour la musique du Regiment des Chasseurs de la Garde du Roi de Prusse (Cherubini)
Trois Pas redoublés et la seconde Marche pour la musique du Regiment des Chasseurs de la Garde du Roi de Prusse (Cherubini)
Walzer  No 2 of Ten Pieces for the band of the Swedish First Lifeguard Regiment (Crusell)
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