London Sinfonietta Label
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The Jerwood Series 2: Fujikura, Greenwood Jerwood Series 2and Hayes

Each of the three works on this second release in the Jerwood series, conducted by Martyn Brabbins, contains a prominent solo role. Morgan Hayes’ Dark Room features the clarinet, the cello is the soloist in Dai Fujikura’s Fifth Station, and two ondes martenots step into the limelight in smear, by Jonny Greenwood. 

Gillian Moore, London Sinfonietta Artistic Director said: ‘We are tremendously grateful for the support of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, which has enabled us to release these CDs. A recording is the best possible calling card for young composers, and these works deserve the widest audience.’

This release is part of the London Sinfonietta’s 6-volume Jerwood Series, focussing on recent works by young composers working in the UK. The series also celebrates the support the ensemble has given these composers: most of the works were commissioned by or written for the ensemble, and were recorded live at world or London premiere performances.



As one would expect from the Sinfonietta, it is all performed with dedication, and the various conductors reveal a keen ear for the

kaleidoscopic array of sounds and colours emerging from today’s composers.’                             





1 Morgan Hayes: Dark Room
Mark van de Wiel clarinet         

2 Jonny Greenwood: smear
Valérie Hartmann-Claverie & Bruno Perrault ondes martenots

3 Dai Fujikura: Fifth Station
Louise Hopkins cello | London Sinfonietta / Martyn Brabbins


Cat # SINF CD2-2006                 



Dark Room was recorded in the QEH by BBC Radio 3 on 14 February 2004.  Producer: Andrew Kurowski

smear was recorded in the RFH by BBC Radio 3 on 27 March 2005.  Producer: Philip Tagney

Fifth Station was recorded in the QEH by BBC Radio 3 on 14 February 2004.  Producer: Philip Tagney

CD mastering by Sound Intermedia