Discovering Helen Taylor [CD] - Grant Johannesen and Friends

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Discovering Helen Taylor [CD] - Grant Johannesen and Friends

Helen Taylor, who died tragically in 1950, was a gifted and promising Juilliard-trained composer and the wife of pianist Grant Johannesen. Taylor's scores have been resurrected by Johannesen, and are presented here with wonderful new digital recordings and complete biographical notes. Taylor's Symphony, edited and conducted by Ralph Laycock, is an especially ambitious achievement. The album has been reviewed and praised in the audiophile magazine, Fanfare.


Ralph Laycock, conductor
1. Allegro

2. Largo

3. Allegro marcato: a la Marcia

Sonata for Two Flutes Unaccompanied
Sally Humphreys, flute; Jane Lyman, flute
4. Allegro

5. Andante

6. Allegro moderato

7. With fantasy, fast and jolly

Sonata for Piano
Grant Johannesen, piano
8. March

9. Theme and Variations

Sonata for Violin and Piano
Kelly Clark Parkinson, violin;
Grant Johannesen, piano
10. Allegro

11. Andante con moto

12. Moderato: jazzy


Produced by Grant Johannesen and Robert Cundick

Grant Johannesen, piano

Sally Humphreys, flute

Jane Lyman, flute

Kelly Clark Parkinson, violin

Ralph Laycock, conductor

LA East Studio Orchestra