Tales of Cumbria

by Alexander Clarke

Released 2008
Released 2008
Beautiful piano melodies that soar over flowing harmonies. Music that captures the awesome landscape of England's Lake District and West Cumbria.
Alexander Clarke trained in classical piano and jazz in England and in Los Angeles, California. He has composed works for piano, orchestra, choirs, music theatre, schools and jazz groups. His first large-scale work Rock Requiem was broadcast on BBC Radio at the age of eighteen. He has composed a great deal of piano music, for beginners to advanced pianists, and divides his time between teaching in the UK and performing.

Alexander draws his inspirartion for his recent works from the awesome scenery of the English Lake District. Tales of Cumbria is a collection of imaginative pieces that reflect the monumetal beauty of the mountains, valleys and lakes of the Lake District, as well as the beautiful rural countryside of Cumbria. Some of the pieces are moments of tranquility, such as Lonely Road, and others are works of climaxing drama, such as Workington Life. Each depicts an element of the wonder of Cumbrian scenery.

Alexander's music is beginning to be appreciated across the globe, and he is travelling increasingly further afield performing his own works. Tales of Cumbia is a testament to the imagination and technical skill of his playing. The Album captures the magic of the Lake District in beautiful melodies and effervescent harmonies.

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