Graham Gordon Ramsay: Compendium

Timothy Macri (flute), Scott Nicholas (piano), Todd Seeber (double bass), Jodi Hagen (violin)

Catalog #: TROY1435
Release Date: September 13, 2013
Format: Digital

The selected solo instrumental works on this recording by Boston composer Graham Gordon Ramsay span a 30 year time frame and are autobiographical, reflecting the influences and personal events that shaped the works. Ramsay is in demand as a creator of choral and instrumental works for a range of venues, including numerous church congregations in the United States and Europe. He studied at the Tanglewood Institute, Boston University and the Fontainebleau School in France with such masters as Theodore Antoniou, David Del Tredici, and Joyce McKeel. Known for his modern yet tuneful style, Ramsay writes predominantly for solo voice, chorus, solo instruments, and chamber ensemble. This recording, performed by some of the best-known Boston musicians, complements his first recording on Albany Records—a disc of his sacred music for chorus.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Four Autumn Sketches for Flute & Piano Graham Gordon Ramsay Timothy Macri, flute, Scott Nicholas, piano
Prologue & Two Scenes for Double Bass Graham Gordon Ramsay Todd Seeber, double bass
Six Preludes for Piano Graham Gordon Ramsay Scott Nicholas, piano
Andante from Sonata for Violin & Four Voices Graham Gordon Ramsay Jodi Hagen, violin, Scott Nicholas, piano
Elegy for Violin & Piano Graham Gordon Ramsay Jodi Hagen, violin, Scott Nicholas, piano
Lullaby Graham Gordon Ramsay Timothy Macri, flute, Scott Nicholas, piano


  • “Ramsay’s style is freely tonal, with a particularly excellent sensitivity to ‘harmonic tim-re’… Ramsay’s attentiveness to the complete range of possibilities of the instruments allows all the music to unfold with tremendous naturalness while never seeking simply to exploit instrument techniques for their own sake. It’s carefully made, thoughtful music that impresses with its balance between depth of content and expressive effect. …Warmly recommended.”

    – Fanfare

  • “[Graham Gordon Ramsay] achieves freshness and conveys emotion by invoking a famil-iar musical vocabulary, then poking, stretching, and inverting it in delightful and unex-pected ways.”

    – Wade Roush – Amazon

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