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1. Bullard: Hat Box I. Top Hat Quadrille
2. II. Breton Beret (Valse Melancholique)
3. III. Mexican Hat Dance
4. IV. Smokey Stetson Shuffle (... After the Shoot-Out... )
5. V. Deerstalker's Jig
6. VI. Baseball Cap Stomp
7. VII. Best Bonnet Waltz
8. VIII. Cloth Cap Galop
9. Rak: Arioso
10. Anon: Greebsleeves to a Ground
11. Tomlinson: Chadkirk Idyll
12. Purser: Skye Blue
13. Ellis: Fred's Blue Ginger Staircase Music, Op. 2 I. Waltz in Green Chiffon
14. II. Steps in Blue
15. III. Escalation in Red
16. Van Eyck: Variations on Dowland's Comagin
17. Golland: New World Dances, Op. 62 I. Ragtime
18. II. Blues
19. III. Bossa Nova
20. Three Pieces from "T Uitnement Kabinet" I. Brande Yrlandt (Pieter de Vois)
21. II. Courante Monsieur (Anon)
22. III. Fantasia (Anon)
23. Duarte: Un Petit Jazz, Op. 92 I. Three
24. II. Four
25. III. Five and Six
26. IV. Twelve
27. Duarte: Un Petit Bis, Op. 92A
28. Hope: Bramall Hall Dances I Round Dance
29. II. Pavane
30. III. Ostinato
31. IV. Waltz
32. V. Galop

More Info:

The main work on this reissue of the original Campion Cameo release is the eponymous Hat Box (Alan Bullard), a celebration of the town of Stockport, home to recorder virtuoso John Turner, to whom (with guitarist Neil Smith) this piece is dedicated. Stockport was formerly the centre of the hat-manufacturing industry and gave it's name to the hymn-tune Stockport, written by 18th century Stockport organist John Wainwright for the carol Christians awake, salute the happy morn. The eight hats depicted in this suite refer to phrases from Wainwright's famous tune. The rest of this delightful collection for recorder and guitar features works by composers with North-West connections, such as David Ellis and John Golland, and other friends of John's who enjoy writing for the recorder maestro. Added to this re-release is one new recording, a new composition for solo recorder by Scottish composer John Purser. This is a beautiful, evocative, and haunting work entitled Skye Blue, a musical depiction of the Isle of Skye, where the composer currently resides