James Dutton - Flute

"James's playing is wonderfully sensitive and expressive...the sound is exquisite, rich in tone colours and warmth"

     - Clare Southworth, International Soloist and Teacher

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*launch recital march 2nd*

James Dutton and Oliver Davies will introduce the works from the CD and play extracts, putting into context the composers and their associations with the Royal College of Music. Find out more on the CONCERTS tab above

Richard Walthew - Idyll

Cyril Rootham - Suite in Three Movements

George Henschel - Theme and Variations

Robin Milford - Sonata in C

Armstrong Gibbs - Suite in A

Norman Demuth - Three Pastorals after Ronsard for solo flute

Stanley Bate - Sonata for Flute

Leonard Salzedo - Cantiga Morisca (solo flute)

John White - Duettino

A very exciting project culminating from a meeting with record producer Mike Purton in early 2017. All the music was written by composers associated with the Royal College of Music in London, none of which has been recorded in this form for commercial release before.

Following research from Mike, James and Oliver Davies (piano) many wonderful pieces have been rediscovered, ready for a new audience!

The repertoire on the recording includes works by Richard Walthew, Cyril Bradley Rootham, George Henschel, Robin Milford, Norman Demuth, Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, Stanley Bate, Leonard Salzedo and John White. Dedicatees include leading flautists of the day such as Eli Hudson, Louis Fleury and Gareth Morris.

The generous support of the Robin Milford Trust, the Armstrong Gibbs Society and those supporting the life and works of C B Rootham are gratefully acknowledged in helping to make this recording.

Recorded at the Yehudi Menuhin Concert Hall, Surrey UK in September 2017, it is scheduled for release in February 2018 on the MPR British Chamber Music Series.

You can watch some clips taken during the recording sessions by selecting the VIDEO tab above.


I love his choice of repertoire which will introduce many of us to undiscovered English gems
— Clare Southworth
Copyright U.N.I. Photography 2017

Copyright U.N.I. Photography 2017