The download takes its title from the well loved piece by Michael Head. This recital of British music for flute and piano is mainly romantic in mood, but not sentimental, given the robust nature of the sonatas by Alwyn and Leighton (both rarities despite the stature of their composers). A splended third divine art CD for Smith and Rhodes which includes a number of little gems recorded for the first time.
“A colourful evocation of Britishness... a recording of considerable interest and sincerity. Kenneth Smith is capable of wonderfully nuanced tone-colours. He is sympathetically partnered by Paul Rhodes at the piano. Playing of flawless deportment.”
"This is an engaging CD that is both well-planned and beautifully played. The two soloists have contrived an important and interesting programme of British flute and piano music that ought to be in the repertory. The programme notes are helpful and the sound quality is excellent”