Howard Skempton is an English composer who experiments with classical music.
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Howard Skempton finds the future in tradition

Extra Eclectic - Dec. 7, 2022

Howard Skempton was one of a pioneering group of composers in the 1960s who dared to return to old-fashioned ways of tonality and harmonic simplicity, and in so doing, helped usher in a new era of classical music. His Eternity's Sunrise is inspired by the poetry of William Blake. Extra Eclectic host Steve Seel features this work on the first hour of this week's show, and in the second hour, a piece by John Luther Adams that typifies his Alaska-inspired musical landscapes: In a Treeless Place, Only Snow.


Jubilate Deo
Dobrinka Tabakova (Composer)
Christopher Gray (Conductor)
Dobrinka Tabakova: Kynance Cove, On The South Downs, And Works For Choir (Album)
Truro Cathedral Choir (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Joseph Wicks, Organ (Soloist)
Duration: 4:36
Eternity's Sunrise
Howard Skempton (Composer)
Howard Skempton: Man And Bat, Piano Concerto, The Moon Is Flashing, Eternity's Sunrise (Album)
Ensemble 360 (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 9:13 
Veni Creator
Maris Sirmais (Conductor)
Lukaszewski: Sacred Choral Works (Album)
State Choir Latvija (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 11:46
Liquid Melancholy
James Stephenson (Composer)
Vladimir Kulenovic (Conductor)
Liquid Melancholy: Clarinet Music Of James M. Stephenson (Album)
Lake Forest Symphony (Orchestra/Ensemble)
John Bruce Yeh, Clarinet (Soloist)
Duration: 18:03
Heat Curls Up From The Dust
Jeff Herriott (Composer)
Bill Ryan (Conductor)
Dawn Chorus (Album)
Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 7:17
Perpetuum Mobile
Jurgis Juozapaitis (Composer)
Juha Kangas (Conductor)
Vasks: Cantabile - Baltic Works For String Orchestra Vol 2 (Album)
Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:29
Invasion (Album)
Nadia Shpachenko, Piano (Soloist)
Duration: 1:50
Picture Etudes: Olive Orchard
Adam Schoenberg (Composer)
Woman At The New Piano (Album)
Nadia Shpachenko, Piano (Soloist)
Duration: 5:35
One With The Darkness, One With The Light
James Primosch (Composer)
Donald Nally (Conductor)
James Primosch: Carthage (Album)
The Crossing (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 2:25
In A Treeless Place, Only Snow
John Luther Adams (Composer)
Thrive On Routine (Album)
American Contemporary Music Ensemble (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 17:25
String Quartet No. 1
Elena Ruehr (Composer)
Elena Ruehr: Six String Quartets (Album)
Cypress String Quartet (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 20:47

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