Cecilia McDowall – Piper’s Dream (DXL 1033)



Piper’s Dream contains McDowall’s fresh and witty flute and piano works, three evocative piano solos and her complete works for wind ensemble, including the wind quintet Winter Music and the specially commissioned piano sextet, Arctic Circle. Renowned for the charm and spontaneity of her music, McDowall’s striking compositions are given inspired and beautiful performances in these premier recordings.

Track List:

1. Arctic Circle wind quintet, piano
2. Eleven flute, piano
3. Tapsalteerie piano

Six Pastiches flute, piano
4. Hornpipe
5. Romantic Song
6. Menuet
7. Comic Song
8. Waltz
9. Music Hall

Three Concert Studies flute, piano
10. Chromatic Waltz
11. Tongue in Cheek
12. Spaces
13. Vespers in Venice piano

Seven Impressions piccolo, piano
14. By the River
15. March
16. Gospel Song
17. Cantilena
18. Reel Music
19. Swingtime
20. Café Anglais

21. Le Temps Viendra oboe/cor anglais, clarinet/bass clarinet, piano

Soundtracks flute, piano
22. The Italian Connection
23. A Russian Encounter
24. Grounded
25. Star Time
26. One to One

27. Pavane piano
28. Piper’s Dream flute, piano

Winter Music wind quintet
29. Allegro
30. Andante
31. Allegro scherzando


Piper’s Dream is the premier CD recording of Cecilia McDowall’s fresh and witty chamber works for flute, piano and wind ensemble.

“Cecilia McDowall’s music has great depth and charm. She is a highly skilled and inspired composer.”
Sir James Galway

“a brilliant aural palette”
David Sonin, CD of the Week – The Ham and High

“Performances are as polished as they are sympathetic; the sound is admirably real. A most attractive collection.”Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone, October 2002

“Cecilia McDowall is clearly a thoroughly useful composer…. In general these are enjoyable performances, well recorded, of some likeable music.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2002.


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