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Sadie Harrison-Lachrymae (Tennessee) after Cotton Eye Joe

June 19, 2014

Sadie Harrison-Lachrymae (Tennessee) after Cotton Eye Joe(Dorothy and Elliott’s Piece) Shaftesbury 29th March 2014UNEDITED outtake. Recorded 18th June 2014 St John the Baptist Aldbury (in the presence of the composer) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell-Astounding Sounds. This piece comes from ‘Room 2′ of Sadie Harrison’s ‘Gallery’. I premiered Book 1 at Wilton’s Music Hall in 2013. ‘Lacrhymae’ is […]

Recording Nigel Clarke with Longbow. 9 6 14

June 9, 2014

Malene Skaerved-’Dogger Fisher German Bight, Humber Thames Dover Wight’ (read by the Author) Outtake-9 6 14 (Engineer-Jonathan Haskell, Astounding Sounds) Nigel Clarke-’Dogger Fisher German Bight, Humber Thames Dover Wight’ Longbow (Outtakes-rough ‘bolt-up’) 9 6 14 (Both recorded at All Saints Tooting)

With Ole Bull 2014

May 29, 2014

Ole Bull-Adagio ‘Aurora’ Peter Sheppard Skaerved on Ole Bull’s 1848 Vuillaume Violin, Roderick Chadwick-Piano, Lysoen Rehearsal Recording 30th May 2014   29th May 2014 Upon arriving in Bergen, I decided to check something which had struck me on engravings and photographs. Bull was born on the 5th February in the chemist’s shop owned by his […]

Two days with Jeremy Dale Roberts

May 27, 2014

Rodolphe Kreutzer – 14th Concerto

May 17, 2014

Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766~1831) Violin Concerto No. 14 in E major 00:00 I. Allegro maestoso 10:51 II. Adagio 16:58 III. Rondo Violin : Peter Sheppard Skærved Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra / Andrew Mogrelia  

Nigel Clarke-’Parnassus’

May 13, 2014

This is where the collaboration with Nigel Clarke began. I went up to him in the RAM canteen, and told him that he was going to write a string ensemble piece. We were both equally excited about the possibilities of divided strings, so the resulting piece was scored for 7 violins, 3 violas, 2 cellos […]

Ole Bull-’Aurora’

May 11, 2014

Ole Bull-’Aurora’ Adagio from E Minor Violin Concerto Workshop Recording-Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Amati 1629, Roderick Chadwick-Piano

Ole Bull and Shade Fiddler Slone

May 6, 2014

  Ole Bull-Fanitullen & Shade Fiddler Slone-The Brush Fork of John’s Creek -reimagined by Peter Sheppard Skaerved Rehearsal Recording on Ole Bull’s 1732 Guarnerius - Lysøen 31st May 2014 (Bergen Festspillene) The story in brief-see below for more detail Writing to the 18-year old Sara Chapman Thorp (who he would marry in 1870) Bull told of […]

Vilém Tauský-’Coventry’

May 4, 2014

Vilém Tauský-’Coventry’  (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff Wellbanks) LO-FI rehearsal recording, 3 5 14 Today I will give my first concert playing the music of Vilém Tauský. I feel bad about this, as Tauský, who I never met, was a long term inspiration in approaching and understanding Leoš Janá?ek’s music, which has been […]

Ives and Sassoon

May 2, 2014

PSS with Aaron Shorr-Piano Wilton’s Music Hall June 2008 Engineer: Colin Still (Optic Nerve) Charles Ives (Back of an Envelope) Feb 26th 1917 (two months before the US entered the war) ‘Why do the rich always Think for the poor- Because the poor are So busy all the time thinking About how to make a […]