Jeux d’ete – French Wind Quintets (DXL 1149)


One of Britain’s leading ensembles, The Galliard Ensemble, present a wonderful collection of chamber works by French composers Paul Taffanel, Gabriel Pierné, Eugène Bozza, Darius Milhaud and Jean Françaix.

View booklet

View on The Classical Shop

Product Description

As former BBC New Generation Artists the Galliard Ensemble has become one of Britain’s leading chamber groups, with repertoire ranging from Mozart and Beethoven to Berio and Schoenberg. Soon to celebrate their 20th anniversary, they have performed in many of the world’s leading venues and festivals. They have worked with some of the greatest contemporary composers, including Gyorgy Ligeti and Sir Harrison Birtwistle. They are frequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as well as internationally. The ensemble’s CDs have been selected by the Sunday Times, BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, and BBC Radio 3 in their critics’ choices of outstanding releases.

Further information on the Galliard Ensemble, visit

Additional Information

The Galliard Ensemble


Kathryn Thomas


Owen Dennis


Katherine Spencer


Richard Bayliss


Helen Storey


Paul Taffanel


Gabriel Pierné


Eugène Bozza


Darius Milhaud


Jean Françaix


You may also like…

Light Distance Portuguese Wind Quintets
Light – Distance (DXL 1084)
The Galliard Ensemble's latest CD explores the repertoire for wind quintet of seven contemporary composers - Luís Tinoco, Joly Braga Santos,  Fernando Lopes-Graça, António Pinho Vargas, Alexandre Delgado, Sérgio Azevedo and Eurico Carrapatoso. These sparkling performances, full of the liveliness and skill for which the Galliard Ensemble have become so well known, present these works each with a message of their own, conjured from a wide range of styles and tone colours. View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop  
£10.99 Add to cart
Opus Number Zoo
Opus Number Zoo (DXL 1025)
Following their award winning disc of the music of Harrison Birtwistle, the Galliard Ensemble present this exciting new collection of twentieth century wind quintets - includes the premier recording of Carrapatoso's Five Elegies. View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop  
£10.99 Add to cart
Birtwistle Refrains and Chorus
Refrains and Choruses (DXL 1019)
Formed in 1993, The Galliard Ensemble have a stunning reputation for their performances and recordings of contemporary works. Joining them here for this collection of chamber works by Sir Harrison Birtwistle is acclaimed pianist Richard Shaw. "A brisk, bracing, bravura Birtwistle recital from a young ensemble of considerable merit." Gramophone, November 2001 * Critics Choice 2001 - Gramophone * * Critics Choice 2001 - BBC Music Magazine * * CD of the Week - The OBSERVER * View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
£10.99 Add to cart