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This concerto was commissioned by the
Beauchamp Sinfonietta to celebrate the 70th birthday of Jack Brymer, to
whom the work is dedicated, and who gave the first performance in
Warwick in 1985.
proved to be an attractively engaging piece: indeed it is some time
since I experienced fifteen minutes of music so enjoyably filled.
Woolfenden has produced a string of melodies which provided his soloist
with an enjoyable display and the orchestra with an accompaniment to
also has some fine things in his two-movement Concerto, the end of the
first movement in particular is exquisitely poised.
This very fine piece is
another welcome rarity that clearly deserves wider exposure and that
definitely whets one’s appetite for more of Woolfenden’s concert works.