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Diversions on a Theme of Paganini

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Product ID: GM1 CO045
By Philip Lane

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This work is made up of eight short movements and was originally scored for brass quintet, being commissioned by the Three Choirs Festival in 1989 for performance by the London Gabrieli Ensemble. This version (with some additions to the second movement only) was made in 2000 for a commercial recording by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Gavin Sutherland. The title "Diversions" is important in that the movements are more musings than variations on the famous theme. The movements are: Introduction & theme; In pieces; Toccata; Chaconne; Cortege; Popular song; Five-a-side; Epilogue.

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Philip Lane (1950-)

Philip Lane (born 1950,England) is an English composer and musicologist. He is noted for his light music compositions and arrangements, as well as his painstaking work reconstructing lost film scores. Born in Cheltenham, he attended Pate's Grammar School and later read music at Birmingham University, where his tutors included Peter Dickinson and John Joubert. Whilst at University he developed a considerable interest in Lord Berners, about whom he wrote a thesis and ultimately became a trustee of the Berners Estate, overseeing the completion of all Berners' music on to CD. He taught music at Cheltenham Ladies' College from 1971 to 1998. During this time, he was a freelance composer for London publishers. He left Cheltenham Ladies' College in 1998 to concentrate on composing and his film restorations. In November 2010, Lane received an honorary Doctorate of Music from the University of Gloucestershire.
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