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Larkin, Christopher (conductor)

Christopher Larkin (conductor)

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
CDA67119Archive Service
From the Steeples and the Mountains
CDH55018Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Heroic and Ceremonial Music for brass and organ
CDA66275Archive ServiceDownload currently discounted
Original 19th-century Music for Brass
CDA66470Archive ServiceDownload currently discounted

Complete works available for download

SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981)
Mutations from Bachwith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Three Aequale for four tromboneswith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
CARL BRAUN (1788-1835)
Adagio and Polonaise for solo keyed bugle and brasswith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
ELLIOTT CARTER (b1908)
A Fantasy about Purcell's Fantasia upon One Notewith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
LUIGI CHERUBINI (1760-1842)
Trois Pas redoublés et la première Marche pour la musique du Regiment des Chasseurs de la Garde du Roi de Prussewith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
Trois Pas redoublés et la seconde Marche pour la musique du Regiment des Chasseurs de la Garde du Roi de Prussewith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
HENRY COWELL (1897-1965)
Grinnell Fanfarewith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
Hymn and Fuguing Tune No 12 for three hornswith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
Rondowith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
Tall Talewith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
FÉLICIEN-CÉSAR DAVID (1810-1876)
Nonetto in C minorwith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
GEORGES DELERUE (1925-1992)
Cérémonialwith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)
MARCEL DUPRÉ (1886-1971)
Poème héroïque, Op 33with London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841-1904)
Fanfare for the festive opening of the Regional Exhibition in Prague 1891with London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
JEAN FRANÇAIX (1912-1997)
Marche triomphalewith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)
PHILIP GLASS (b1937)
Brass Sextetwith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
ROY HARRIS (1898-1979)
Chorale for Organ and Brasswith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
CHARLES IVES (1874-1954)
From the Steeples and the Mountainswith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
Processional. Let there be Lightwith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
CHARLES KOECHLIN (1867-1950)
Chant de la Résurrection, Op 173 No 2with London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)
FRANZ PAUL LACHNER (1803-1890)
Nonettwith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
Septetwith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
GASTON LITAIZE (1909-1991)
Cortègewith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)
PRINCE CARL FRIEDRICH VON LÖWENSTEIN-WERTHEIM-FREUDENBERG (1783-1849)
Music for the Wertheim Harmoniemusikwith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
SIGISMUND NEUKOMM (1778-1858)
Quatuor pour être exécuté à la Grotte tuonante près le Scoglio di Virgilio dans le Golfe de Napleswith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
Three Pieces for the slide trumpetwith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
OTTO NICOLAI (1810-1849)
Sonata for two horns in F majorwith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908)
Notturno for four hornswith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
CARL RUGGLES (1876-1971)
Angels for muted brass, 1938 versionwith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
ANTONIO SALIERI (1750-1825)
Aufzugwith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957)
Allegrowith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
Andantinowith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
Menuettowith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
Overture in F minorwith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
Praeludiumwith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
LOUIS VIERNE (1870-1937)
Marche triomphale du Centenaire de Napoléon Iwith London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)
CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR (1844-1937)
Salvum fac populum tuum, Op 84with London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A Fantasy about Purcell's Fantasia upon One Note (Carter)
À la chasse  
Adagio and Polonaise for solo keyed bugle and brass (Braun/Crusell)
Adagio cantabile  
Adagio non troppo  
Allegro (Sibelius)
Allegro molto  
Andante  
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  
Marche triomphale (Françaix)
Marche triomphale du Centenaire de Napoléon I (Vierne)
Menuetto  
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)
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