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Purple Patches

by Amicus Music Duo

Music to soothe your soul. Classical music, new works, and improvisations for piano and clarinet.
Genre: Classical: Traditional
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1. Reflections
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2. Aria for Clarinet (based on Prelude III BWV 848, Wohltemperierte
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3. Laudate Dominum
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4. Aubergine (piano improvisation)
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5. Allegro (Organ Sonata)
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6. Air on the G String (Suite No. 3)
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7. Violet (piano improvisation)
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8. Water Music: Finale
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9. Water Music: Air
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10. Purple (piano improvisation)
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11. Water Music: Allegro
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12. Water Music: Hornpipe
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13. Magenta (piano improvisation)
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14. Adagio Cantabile (Pathétique Sonata, Op. 13)
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15. Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
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16. Mauve (piano improvisation)
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17. Girl With the Flaxen Hair
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18. Adagio
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19. Dark Roast Coffee (piano and clarinet improvisation)
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20. Berceuse (Dolly, Op. 56 No. 1)
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21. Amethyst (piano improvisation)
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22. Reverie
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23. Drawing Blanks
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Classical music, new works for piano and clarinet as well as improvisations of the moment make up this debut recording of the Amicus Music Duo of Vancouver, BC.

Purple patches are elusive musical moments, similar to a perfect putt, a silver-bullet delivery of a line on stage, or a brush stroke turned to unbelievable light on canvas. Although both Craig and Howard have very fond memories of their many gifted mentors, the notion of “purple patches” was introduced to the Duo by an inspiring music teacher who, because of his caring enthusiasm, talent and wit was a purple patch of life himself. Whether in the Aria for Clarinet, the classics, or the new compositions and improvisations, the chase for purple for which all performers and listeners ache is always foremost. In recording this album, pushing the edge of elusive moments meant that all of the improvisations were totally unplanned, unrehearsed and each recorded in only one take.

Pianist/composer Craig Addy and clarinetist Howard Meadows have two things in common, the amicable conversations of a long friendship and a mutual, intense love of the human voice. Many of the selections in this CD have the same things in common. Whenever possible, real conversations between piano and clarinet have been the goal. As well, piano and clarinet duets in Craig Addy’s new compositions and arrangements aim to coax the singer out of both instruments.

Learn more about the Amicus Music Duo at www.amicusmusicduo.com

This CD is dedicated to the memory of Cortland Hultberg,
Professor of Music, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Recorded at the Factory Studios, Vancouver, BC • Recording engineer: Liam May
Piano: Yamaha C7 Grand • Clarinet: Selmer 10G, barrel & bell by Morrie Backun, Vancouver, BC
Post-production: SchoolWorks, Vancouver, BC
CD Artwork: Detail from Craig Addy’s collograph print: Adagio Assai (inspired by Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G)
Design: Craig Addy • Photography: K. K. Law

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Nancy Zimmerman

Music that soothes the soul, indeed!
I've regularly played this cd for about a year now, and it still does what Amicus Music Duo says it does: soothes my soul!

It's a delightful blend: gentle, unobtrusive, yet permeated with a lively quality.

It is my cd of choice when I have a significant amount of work to do at my desk. It lends a calming atmosphere to what could otherwise be a stressful workload.

Thanks, Craig and Howard to offering your giftedness to the rest of us.

When is your next cd out?
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Susan Semeniw

World class music
The talent of this duo is tremendous. This CD is inspiring, mind blowing and relaxing. Music listeners the world over can't help but appreciate this beautiful work of art.
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Charles James

Music for journaling
Rarely do I use music to supplement my journaling practice. Recently I did that with Purple Patches and I was very pleased with the experience. I was able to write expressively without feeling distracted. There were special moments I could lay my pen down – the music would wave into my consciousness and supplement beautifully another train of thought enabling me to put pen to paper again. This CD is an outstanding selection of compositions that is wonderfully done – I recommend it highly!
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