Rain On The Window

John Surman, Howard Moody

Master reedman Surman and organist Moody in the rich acoustics of Ullern Church in Oslo with a repertoire that includes original compositions, improvisations, traditional folk songs and spirituals. Howard Moody and Surman first collaborated on ‘Proverbs and Songs’ in 1996, where Moody was the conductor, subsequently also taking over the role of organist. John Surman: “I really enjoyed Howard’s approach to the improvised sections and we decided that we would try and do some more playing together in the future. I continued working with Howard when he invited me to compose some pieces for the Sarum Orchestra – of which he is conductor and musical director. Eventually, after some exciting ‘workshopping’ sessions in Penshurst church in Kent, we were ready to record together.”

Featured Artists Recorded

January 2006, Ullern Kirke, Oslo

Original Release Date

15.04.2008

  • 1Circum I
    (John Surman)
    03:58
  • 2Stained Glass
    (John Surman)
    03:49
  • 3The Old Dutch
    (John Surman)
    03:30
  • 4Dancing In The Loft
    (Howard Moody, John Surman)
    01:53
  • 5Step Lively!
    (Howard Moody, John Surman)
    03:06
  • 6Stone Ground
    (John Surman)
    04:19
  • 7Tierce
    (Howard Moody)
    02:59
  • 8Circum II
    (John Surman)
    02:03
  • 9Rain On The Window
    (John Surman)
    04:06
  • 10Dark Reeds
    (Howard Moody, John Surman)
    02:50
  • 11O Waly Waly
    (Traditional)
    02:43
  • 12A Spring Wedding
    (John Surman)
    03:07
  • 13I'm Troubled In Mind
    (Traditional)
    02:47
  • 14On The Go
    (John Surman)
    03:59
  • 15Pax Vobiscum
    (John Surman)
    04:12
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