Carey Blyton – A Shoal of Fishes

featuring the Chameleon Arts Wind Quintet with Harriet Adie, harp, Derek Foster, vibraphone and Ian Partridge, narrator

Carey Blyton


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Before I had even played any of the music, I realised at once that this was a ‘quality item’. The presentation box, the booklet and the explanatory notes all combine to make it a very attractive publication for potential buyers.
Frank Bayford, composer (private correspondence)
The music speaks of a salubrious and dignified creative imagination. Carey Blyton knew music’s art and craftsman’s measure and wrote nothing ugly or dull or at odds with art or craft.
Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International (December 2016)

Fand Music Press has played a big part in the production of this CD of world première recordings of music by Carey Blyton. Produced on the Sleeveless Records label in collaboration with the Carey Blyton Trust, this new CD is a really premium-quality production.

In common with other recent issues produced in association with Sleeveless (BAX: Works for Cello and Piano and From Bohemia to Wessex), the new CD is another particularly high-quality affair: it includes a lavish 16-page full-colour booklet and top-quality presentation throughout (see sample images and track samples below). As much of the music on the CD is based on the artwork of Hiroshige, the design of the CD’s physical presentation is also based on his watercolours.

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  Composer Title Performer(s) Total duration
Carey BlytonCarey Blyton – A Shoal of Fishes
featuring the Chameleon Arts Wind Quintet with Harriet Adie, harp, Derek Foster, vibraphone and Ian Partridge, narrator
Derek Foster, Vibraphone,
Harriet Adie, Harp,
Members of the Chameleon Arts Wind Quintet,
Chameleon Arts Wind Quintet,
Ian Partridge, Narrator
# Composer Work Movement Performer(s) Duration
1Carey BlytonA Shoal of Fishes (after prints by Hiroshige)1: Tobiuo or Tobiuwo (Flying Fish)Harriet Adie, Harp00:01:38
22: Suzuki (Japanese Sea-Perch)00:01:30
33: Ebi (Shrimp)00:00:55
44: Shima-hata (Grouper)00:01:35
55: Ai (Trout)00:01:01
66: Akadai, Kurodai (Bream)00:00:50
77: Bora (Common Grey Mullet)00:00:55
88: Koi (Carp)00:01:10
99: Saba or Hirasaba (Mackerel)00:01:34
10A Catch for Wind InstrumentsPrelude (‘Sumer is icumen in’)Chameleon Arts Wind Quintet,
Ian Partridge, Narrator
11  1: The Gudgeon00:00:49
12  2: The Loach00:00:51
13  3: The Minnow or Penk00:00:29
14  4: The Carp00:00:35
15  5: The Umber or Grayling00:01:05
16  6: The Eel00:00:49
17  7: The Luce or Pike00:00:42
18  8: The Miller’s Thumb or Bullhead00:00:41
19  9: The Sticklebag00:01:10
2010: The Dace or Dare00:00:43
2111: The Tench00:01:18
2212: The Pearch00:00:53
2313: The Pope or Ruffe00:01:12
2414: The Chavender or Chub00:00:33
2515: The Bream00:01:17
2616: The Trout00:00:54
2717: The Bleak or Freshwater Sprat00:00:23
2818: The Roach00:01:53
2919: The Barbel00:01:18
3020: The Rud00:00:49
3121: The Salmon00:00:44
32Postlude (‘Sumer is icumen in’)00:01:07
33Five Diversions1: Vacilación (Habañera)Chameleon Arts Wind Quintet00:02:54
342: The Lake at Evening00:02:14
353: The Girl with the Auburn Hair00:02:44
364: Twilit Willows00:02:15
375: A Little Waltz00:01:40
38Carp in the RainCarp in the Rain (after a print by Hiroshige)Derek Foster, Vibraphone00:04:27
39The Indian Coffee House Roof Garden Orchestra TangoThe Indian Coffee House Roof Garden Orchestra Tango: Last Tango in PondicherryMembers of the Chameleon Arts Wind Quintet00:01:53
40A Little Trio for Wind Instruments1: Fanfare00:01:28
412: Faburden (Brittany Beach)00:01:44
423: Finale (Memories of the Opera)00:02:03

Catalogue code: SLV1012Published: 22nd September 2016
Entry last updated: 16th October 2016