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British composer Joe Duddell has written variously for me ever since my student days, when we met at the Royal Academy of Music. His music immediately put me on high alert, due to its direct melodic appeal, or indeed, its ‘catchiness’. Two concertos and several chamber works later, Håkan and I came to premiere Catch in 2011 (revised 2017). From his own side, the title has connotations with early music and the method of singing material in ‘rounds’ in quick succession. Furthermore, Duddell sought to maintain an equality in the musical argument between the marimba and the trumpet / flugel, thus diffusing notions of soloist / accompaniment. The three-movement work is wonderfully ear-grabbing, with the bop of the outer movements beautifully grounded by the slow, sombre centrepiece.

from notes by Colin Currie © 2018


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Movement 1: I.
Movement 2: II.
Movement 3: III.

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