Solo and chamber recordings old

Most recent release - Kokoschka's Doll

Kokoschka's Doll. Champs Hill Records CHRCD 150. 

Released January 2020.

A programme exploring the life and times 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 the vocal soloists Sir John Tomlinson and Rozanna Madylus. 

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

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

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

Past releases


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 and Friends: 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

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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 

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Flotilla. Music for saxophones and keyboards connected by themes of echo and memory.       Big Shed Music ATKS 0802

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

Links to purchase: CDBaby (CD or download). Free sample clips at

Deadly Pleasures

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.


Chameleon: Music with wind by Timothy Salter

Usk Recordings USK 1232CD

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.

Click on the CD image or follow this link for further information and purchase from Tutti. Also available from Apple Music and Amazon.


Ian Stewart: Islas   Music for saxophone, violin, and piano. Music Chamber MC0008

All works composed by Ian Stewart. 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

All works are premiere recordings.

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

Link to purchase: CDBaby

San Gejtanu

Ian Stewart: San Gejtanu     Music Chamber MC0005

All works composed by Ian Stewart. 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.

All works are premiere recordings.

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

Links to purchase: CDBaby or  iTunes

Moody Moves

Roderick Elms: Moody Moves  Herald HAVPCD380

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

With Joanna Smith, piano

Link to purchase: Presto Classical. Free clips can be heard at

Sea Changes

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

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Associated Board recording

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

Double CD set including 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.

Bach and Beyond

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


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, baritone; Malcolm Pritchard, tenor; Sarah Parnell, baritone, clarinet.

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