The Compleat Angler

 This week our congratulations go to guitarist Paul Brett whose new CD is just about ready for release.

Paul came up with an original and unique project which we were delighted to provide strings for – he has set to music poems from the ‘Compleat Angler’, a classic text by Izaac Walton about fish, fishing, the countryside & rural life, offering an account of that period in history (it was first published in 1653). The music on the album is written in a lyrical style for voice, guitar, strings and wind instruments.

Paul approached us with a beautifully prepared string score, orchestrated by string arranger Carla Zappala, so the recording session ran very smoothly at Woodworm studios. With the guitar parts already laid down, we were able to get strings for the entire album done on one chilly day at the end of January.

We’re often asked by clients for contact details of session musicians who play other instruments (not strings) and for Paul’s album, we were able to recommend Janna Huneke (session flautist & piccolo player) and Sarah Devonald (oboist) – and they provided the woodwind parts on the album.

More information on the album can be found here, along with some sound samples

The Compleat Angler

 We wish Paul every success with his new album and look forward to working with him again later this year on another project.