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Ian Farrington's arrangements - Revive- Ferio - Chandos

Chandos Records, CHAN10999

For its second album on Chandos, the young Ferio Saxophone Quartet presents a set of unique arrangements of milestones from the baroque repertoire, from Corelli via Bach to Handel. Including many premiere recordings, these fresh interpretations, full of flair and vitality, played on instruments that combine elements of brass and woodwind, bring the tunes and counterpoint to a fascinating new register. The Ferio Quartet plays with power, warmth, and dexterity.


Glorious lightness of tone and touch … breathtaking

Quarterly Review: Endnotes, Stuart Millson

Performed here with panache by this super-versatile group

BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section), Jeremy Pound ****

Natural singers, phrasing supplely and expressively

Gramophone, Richard Bratby

Character, texture, and colour through dynamic nuance

Thoroughly Good, Jon Jacob 

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Purcell Rondeau from Abdelazer Suite, Z. 570, arr. Iain Farrington
Bach Air from Suite no. 3 in D major, BWV 1068, arr. Iain Farrington
Bach Prelude and Fugue in F minor, BWV 857, arr. Reinhard Huuck
Bach Prelude and Fugue G minor, BWV 885, arr. Reinhard Huuck
Bach Badinerie from Suite no. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067, arr. Iain Farrington
Bach Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV 208, arr. Iain Farrington
Bach Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G major, BWV 1048, arr. Iain Farrington
Handel Sarabande from Harpsichord Suite in D minor, HWV 437, arr. Iain Farrington
Handel Water Music Suite no. 2 HWV 349 (selection), arr. Iain Farrington
Byrd Pavane and Gigue no. 2 in A minor, Earl of Salisbury, arr. Iain Farrington
Bach Fugue in G minor, BWV 578, arr. Iain Farrington
Corelli Adagio from Concerto grosso in G minor, op. 6, no. 8, Christmas Concerto, arr. Iain Farrington
Bach Italian Concerto, BWV 971, arr. Tochio (I and III) and Ferio (II)

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Further recordings

Chandos CHAN 20260
Press Release

Flux - Ferio Saxophone Quartet - Chandos Records

Chandos Records CH10987


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