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Robert Keeley Portrait (1994-2007)

Music for Art and Tom ; Bells of Halkis ; Little Trio ; Two Ways of Looking at a Spider ; Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano ; Songs, Chimes & Dances ; Oregon Moods

Rob Keeley, piano Richard Watkins, horn Andrew Sparling, clarinet
Tim Holmes, saxophone Melinda Maxwell, oboe Jonathan Leathwood, guitar
Darragh Morgan, violin Robin Michael, cello
Mary Dullea, piano

NMC D179

A delightful disc celebrating the music of a composer familiarly seen at London new music events, and of whom I'd noted but an occasional piece.

"Undriven by theory and apparently untouched by avant-garderie, minimalism or post-modern poly-stylistics" [Bayan Northcot], each of these works has its individuality, described by Keeley himself in succinct notes.

Two Ways of Looking at a Spider has prompted the unusual image back and front of the booklet; seemingly indulgent, the beautiful photo was taken by Rob Keeley himself !

Peter Grahame Woolf