Grace Williams (1906-77) is widely considered to be Wales’ foremost female composer of her generation. From Barry in South Wales, where she lived for most of her adult life, she studied with Vaughan Williams at the RCM, forming a firm friendship with fellow student Britten, and then studied with Egon Wellesz in Vienna. Her chamber music, recorded here in all world premiere recordings, spans 40 years.
Madeleine Mitchell (violin), Konstantin Lapshin (piano), John Anderson (oboe), Andrew Sparling (bass clarinet), David Owen Norris (piano), Gordon MacKay (violin), Joseph Spooner (cello), London Chamber Ensemble, recorded at Tŷ Cerdd Studio Cardiff, 2018, & in London. Naxos, 2019.
Sextet for Oboe, Trumpet & Piano Quartet
Suite for 9 Instruments
Romance arr. Vulliarmy for oboe & bass clarinet
Sarabande for piano left hand
Rondo for Dancing for 2 violins & cello