Solo and chamber recordings

Recent release: Inflorescence

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Inflorescence: Music of moments and places. Norwood Recordings NR202402

Released May 2024

A new album featuring five premiere recordings of music composed for saxophone and piano during the past thirty years, inspired by imagery of specific places and moments: the highlands of Tibet, the warmth of Latin America, a medieval church in Italy, a windswept island off the coast of Wales, and a sudden snowfall in New England.

Works: Zechariah Goh Images of Tibet; Ian Stewart Eremitani Sonata; Denise Ondishko Moments in Nature; Liz Dilnot Johnson Inflorescence; John Carmichael Latin American Dances

Premiere recordings of  all works.

With Anya Fadina, piano

Available for physical purchase and download from Bandcamp, Presto Music, and many other outlets.

Also on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer and other streaming platforms. 

Recent release: Hooray for Hollywood

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Hooray for Hollywood. Norwood Recordings NR202401

Released May 2024

The Pinewood Saxophone Quartet celebrates California and the golden age of Hollywood with an attractive programme of cinematic music by Burt Bacharach, Michel Legrand, Neal Hefti, Harold Arlen, Jack Marshall, Claude Debussy, and others. 

Works: Jack Marshall The Goldrush Suite; Michel Legrand Suite from "The Thomas Crown Affair"; Michel Legrand Je ne pourrai jamais vivre sans toi (I Will Wait for You); Burt Bacharach Alfie, A House is Not a Home, What the World Needs Now is Love, The Look of Love, Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, Wives and Lovers; Claude Debussy arr. Garcia La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair); Neal Hefti Girl Talk, The Theme from "The Odd Couple"; Arlen / Harburg arr. Ashton Over the Rainbow; Whiting / Mercer Hooray for Hollywood; Schwartz / Dietz That's Entertainmnent

All arrangements by Mark Allaway unless noted otherwise. Premiere recordings of all his arrangemnents (Bachararch, Legrand, Hefti, Whiting / Mercer, Schwartz / Dietz)

Pinewood Saxophone Quartet: Kyle Horch, soprano and alto saxophones; Mark Allaway, alto saxophone; Andy Tweed, tenor saxophone; Tom Law, baritone saxophone

Available for physical purchase and download from Bandcamp, Presto Music, and many other outlets.

Also on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer and other streaming platforms. 

Past releases

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Fairy Tales: Recital music from Eastern Europe. Norwood Recordings NR202101

Works: Alexandre Tcherepnine Sonatine Sportive; Serge Prokofiev arr. Horch Cinq Melodies, op. 35; Eduard Tubin Sonate; Ivan Markovitch Complainte et danse; Tonu Korvits Wings; Eduardas Balsys arr. Kastytis Mikiska Three fragments from the ballet "Egle, Queen of the Serpents"; Krzysztof Herdzin Fairytale Stories. 

Premiere recordings of the Prokofiev and Balsys arrangements.

With Yshani Perinpanayagam and Anya Fadina, piano

"This splendid album of sax-and-piano recital repertoire is most refreshing... the imaginative program underlines influences without negating stylistic differences among the composers... assured aplomb." ***** Stereophile

"Fairy Tales features superb playing throughout by Horch and both pianists." Clarinet & Saxophone

"The CD is superbly recorded - the saxophone sounding remarkably seductive, embracing the listener... an unusual disc, but one that is ideal for a winter's evening - perhaps accompanied by a glass of something warming, and a frosty view from your living-room window." The Quarterly Review

Available for physical purchase and download from Bandcamp, Presto Music, and many other outlets.

Also on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Amazon, Deezer and other streaming platforms. 

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ChamberSax: Music for saxophone and other instruments, 1920-1940. Clarinet Classics CC0029

Works: Adolf Busch Quintett for alto saxophone and string quartet; Charles Koechlin Epitaphe de Jean Harlow for flute, alto saxophone, and piano; Paul Hindemith Trio, op.47 for tenor saxophone, viola, and piano; Anton Webern Quartett, op. 22 for violin, clarinet, tenor saxophone, and piano; Joaquin Nin Le Chant du Veilleur for mezzo-soprano voice, alto saxophone, and piano; Heitor Villa Lobos Quatuor for flute, alto saxophone, harp, celeste, and female voices.

Kyle Horch, saxophones. With Pamela Lidiard, piano and celeste; Hugh Webb, harp; Karen Jones, flute; Fenella Barton and Ulrike Kipp, violin; Katrine Reinhold Bundgaard and James Boyd, viola; Louise Hopkins, cello; John Payne, clarinet; Margaret Maguire, mezzo soprano; Alison Wells, soprano; Sarah Redgwick, soprano; Sian Wigley Williams, mezzo soprano

"A true feeling of exploration... the recording reveals performers who can take on the lyrical heart of German Romanticism or an exotic Brazilian seductiveness with supreme conviction." ***** BBC Music Magazine

Link to CD and download purchase from

Also available on streaming outlets. 

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AngloSax: British and American music for saxophone. Clarinet Classics CC0046.

Works: Rodney Rogers Lessons of the Sky; Ralph Vaughan Williams Six Studies in English Folksong; Michael Berkeley Keening; Elliott Carter Pastoral; Ned Rorem Picnic on the Marne; Evan Chambers Come Down Heavy

With Pamela Lidiard, piano; Fenella Barton, violin (Chambers)

"This is a stunning album." American Record Guide

Link to CD and download purchase from

Also available on streaming outlets. 

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Flotilla.  Big Shed Music ATKS 0802

Music for saxophones and keyboards, connected by themes of echo and memory.

Works: Elliott Carter Canonic Suite; Liz Johnson O Vos; Jan Dismas Zelenka Trio Sonata n.1 in F major; Paul Evernden Three Songs for Sajmiste; Edward McGuire Remembrance; William Sweeney Cha b'ann grad...; Robert Myers Flotilla from the Villa

Premiere recordings of Johnson, Evernden, McGuire, Sweeney, and Myers pieces

Flotilla: Kyle Horch, Naomi Sullivan, Andrew Tweed, saxophones; Alistair Parnell, saxophone, piano, and synthesizer; and Alistair Watson, piano

"This CD sparkles with energy and the playing is terrific." The Observer

Link to streaming, download, and physical purchase at Bandcamp here. More information about the Flotilla Quartet at 

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Classical Changes. Art Deco Trio. SOMM Recordings SOMMCD 0663

A programme of new versions of classical favourites with a jazz twist, arranged by Iain Farrington. 

Premiere recordings of all arrangements.

The Art Deco Trio: Peter Sparks, clarinet; Kyle Horch, saxophones; Iain Farrington, piano.

"These arrangements have been masterfully crafted.... everything sounds fresh, well-structured, and especially invigorating." Classical Music Sentinel

Links to CD purchase and download from SOMM Recordings here.

Also available on streaming outlets. 


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Gershwinicity. Art Deco Trio. SOMM Recordings SOMMCD 0631

A programme of Gershwin songs in new arrangements by Iain Farrington for trio of clarinet, saxophone, and piano. Song list includes  I Got Rhythm, They All Laughed, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Summertime, Love is Here to Stay, I've Got a Crush on You, It Ain't Necessarily So, and many more. 

Premiere recordings of all arrangements.

The Art Deco Trio: Peter Sparks, clarinet; Kyle Horch, saxophones; Iain Farrington, piano.

"What's not to love? It's a winning combination and the arrangements are top notch too." BBC Music Magazine

Links to CD purchase and download from SOMM Recordings here. 

Also available on streaming outlets. 


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Kokoschka's Doll. Champs Hill Records CHRCD 150.

A programme exploring the life, times, and loves of Alma Mahler. Works: John Casken Kokoshka's Doll. Also includes The Art of Love, a sequence of songs and instrumental pieces by Alma Mahler, Gustav Mahler, Alexander Zemlinsky, Richard Wagner, Anton Webern, and including a new work by David Matthews. Devised by Barry Millington, arrangements by David Matthews.

Premiere recordings of the Casken, Webern, and Matthews works.

Featuring vocal soloists Sir John Tomlinson and Rozanna Madylus.

Counterpoise: Fenella Humphreys, violin; Deborah Calland, trumpet; Kyle Horch, saxophones and clarinet; Iain Farrington, piano.

"A thrilling exploration of the world of Alma Mahler" ***** BBC Music Magazine

"This is an album worth cheering." **** The Times

Link to CD or download purchase at Champs Hill Records here.

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Deadly Pleasures. Counterpoise. Deux-Elles DXL 1151

Works: John Casken Deadly Pleasures; David Matthews Actaeon; Benjamin Britten Six Metamorphoses after Ovid; Benjamin Britten arr. Farrington Cabaret Suite

Premiere recordings of the Casken and Matthews works.

Counterpoise: Alexandra Wood, violin; Deborah Calland, trumpet; Kyle Horch, saxophones; Iain Farrington, piano; Donald Maxwell and Eleanor Bron, narrators

"An ensemble at the top of their game." Gramophone

Links to purchase: (this page includes free sample clips), and Apple Music.

Also available on streaming outlets.

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Chameleon: music with wind.  Usk Recordings USK 1232CD

A programme of compositions by Timothy Salter.

Features the premiere recording of Timothy Salter's challenging and powerful work, Chameleon, for alto saxophone, string quintet, and percussion. With the Sacconi Quartet, Tim Gibbs, double bass, and Donna-Maria Landowski, percussion.

Further information and purchase from Tutti: Also available from Apple Music and Amazon.

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Ian Stewart: Islas. Music Chamber MC0008

All compositions by Ian Stewart. A programme of music for violin, saxophone, and piano. 

Works: Islas for soprano saxophone and piano; Astral Hurdy Gurdy for soprano saxophone, violin, and piano; Mornwards for soprano saxophone and piano; Sonata for violin and piano; Lime Groves of South Kensington for tenor saxophone, violin, and piano; As Far As You Can See for tenor saxophone and piano

Premiere recordings of all pieces.

With Guillem Calvo Martinez de Albeniz, violin, and Pavel Timofeyevsky, piano

For CD purchase: Ian Stewart website here.  Free streaming on YouTube here.

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Ian Stewart: San Gejtanu. Music Chamber MC0005

All compositions by Ian Stewart. A programme of chamber music for unusual combinations.

Works: San Gejtanu for soprano saxophone, six violins, and two violas; Electric Clouds for alto saxophone, violin, and piano; Magnificat for voice and guitar; Concerto Grosso for six violins and two violas.

Premiere recordings of all pieces.

With the Altissimo Ensemble, Guillem Calvo Martinez de Albeniz, violin, and Robert Thompson, piano.

For CD purchase: Ian Stewart website here.  Free streaming on YouTube here.

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Roderick Elms: Moody Moves. Herald HAVPCD380

All works composed by Roderick Elms: programme includes two pieces for alto saxophone and piano: premiere recordings of Cygnopations and Il Cygnet.

With Joanna Smith, piano

Link to purchase: Presto Classical. Also available at Roderick Elms website:

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John Carmichael: Sea Changes   ABC Classics ABC 476 156-1

All works composed by John Carmichael: programme includes the premiere recording of his Aria and Finale for soprano saxophone and piano

With Pamela Lidiard, piano

For purchase, please send message via Contact.

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Selected Alto Saxophone Exam Pieces from 2006, Grade 8. Associated Board Recordings

Double CD set including piano-only playalong tracks.

Works: J S Bach arr. Harle Sonata in G Minor, mvts 2-3; Gabriel Grovlez Sarabande and Allegro; Georges Guilhaud First Concertino; Bernhard Heiden Sonata, mvt 1; Lawson Lunde Sonata, mvt 3; Paule Maurice Tableaux de Provence, mvt 5; P.M Dubois "A l'Espagnole" from Pieces Characteristiques; Jean Francaix Cinq Danses Exotiques; Bill Holcombe Blues Concerto, mvt 1; Trevor Hold Tango and Charleston; Erwin Schulhoff Hot Sonate, mvts 1-2; Alojzy Thomys Miniatures n. 4,5 and 6; Alan Bullard Scherzando Sax; Ferling Etude n. 40; Toshio Mashima Rhapsody; Andrew Tweed See-Saw; Nigel Wood Balletico; Ian Wilson I Sleep at Waking

With Nigel Clayton and Toms Ostrovskis, piano

Links to purchase: CD from Amazon or many of the pieces which remain on the current Associated Board syllabus can be downloaded from the Associated Board website here.

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Bach and Beyond. Paragon Saxophone Quartet. Saxtet Publications.

Works: Nigel Wood Bach and Beyond; Andrew Tweed Paradise Circus; R.A Moulds Three Russian Songs; Nigel Wood Busylickum; Karen Street Tango; Gershwin arr. Nigel Wood An American in Paris; Nigel Wood Rotunda; Gavin Whitlock Celtic Suite; Nigel Wood Under the Veil; Ulrich Schultheiss Time Out; Lyadov arr. Nigel Wood Prelude

Paragon Saxophone Quartet: Simon Stewart, soprano; Samantha Ellis, alto; Kyle Horch, tenor; Katie Samways, baritone.

Link to purchase from Saxtet Publications here.

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Sculptures. Mistral Saxophone Quartet. Private release.

Works: Isaac Albeniz arr. Karabell Sevilla; Pierre Max Dubois Quatuor pour saxophones; Albert Potts Sonata Pastorale; John Linton Gardner Quartet for Saxes; Gabriel Pierne arr. Mule Marche des Petits Soldats de Plomb; Timothy Blinko Sculptures; Michael Krein Valse Caprice; Lennie Niehaus Emily Kate; Spencer Williams arr. Bassey Basin Street Blues; Fats Waller arr. Pritchard Ain't Misbehavin'; Gordon Lewin The Poacher        

Premiere recordings of the works by Potts and Blinko. 

Mistral Saxophone Quartet: Alistair Parnell, soprano; Kyle Horch, alto and baritone; Malcolm Pritchard, tenor; Sarah Parnell, baritone and clarinet.

For purchase, please send message via Contact.