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Golden Sounds

Ian King returns to the studio once more to enthrall us with the golden sounds of his tuba. Featuring works by Falla, Corelli, Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy, Ravel, Gershwin and much more!

On his first CD for Move, Ian King wowed us with his virtuoso abilities as a young man giving the first tuba recital ever in Wigmore Hall in London. His sequel disc, Tuba Magnifique, older recordings were paired with new recordings made especially in the Move Records studio.

Now at last, a complete new studio CD that shows that after nearly 40 years, Ian King can still conjure up that golden sound! On this recording, Golden Sounds, you'll be enthralled by arrangements of works by de Falla, Corelli, Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy, Ravel, Gershwin, a movement from Ian King's own tuba concerto and much more.

By the way, the painting on the front cover is also by Ian King. What talent!


Ian King

In 1955, Ian King gave the first Australian performance of Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto, and has since given many other concerto performances in Australia, England and Europe, including concertos for bassoon and horn. In 1958 he recorded a solo disc for an Australian recording company, and has made many subsequent appearances on radio and television, as well as in the concert hall, as soloist and in chamber music.

Audio preview

Track Listing

    Spanish Popular Songs Manuel de Falla

  1. El paño moruno 2:14
  2. Asturiana 2:28
  3. Jota 2:52
  4. Nana 2:44
  5. Canción 1:24
  6. Polo 1:31
  7. Violin Sonata Op. 5: No. 8 Arcangelo Corelli

  8. Prelude 2:44
  9. Allemande 2:00
  10. Sarabande 2:27
  11. Gigue 2:14
  12. Song of India Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 3:49
  13. Beau Soir Claude Debussy 2:27
  14. Pièce en forme de Habañera Maurice Ravel 2:56
  15. Pièces en Concert François Couperin

  16. Prélude 2:20
  17. Siciliène 2:07
  18. La Tromba 1:31
  19. Plainte 4:23
  20. Air de Diable 1:45
  21. Hymn to the Sun Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 3:14
  22. Valse Sentimentale Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 2:02
  23. Nocturne Lili Boulanger 3:08
  24. La Maja Dolorosa, No. 3 Enrique Granados 3:10
  25. Tijuca (Saudades do Brazil) Darius Milhaud 1:51
  26. Tuba Concerto (Movement 2) Ian King 5:30
  27. Second Piano Prelude George Gershwin 3:37
  28. Ol' Man River Jerome Kern 3:33



Arcangelo Corelli

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) was a great violinist and composer of music for the violin and other stringed instruments. His influence on violin playing was considerable, leading to the great Italian school of violinists, which included several of his pupils.

François Couperin

Couperin belonged to a family of several composers from the mid-17th to mid-19th centuries. He was organist in the chapel of Louis XIV at Versailles, and was the greatest French master of the harpsichord.

Maurice Ravel

Many consider Ravel as a major composer for the piano as well as a genius of orchestration. But it is always a surprise to discover how few works make up his total output for the instrument. All his compositions for piano can be performed in under two and one half hours.

Claude Debussy

Claude-Achille Debussy was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures working within the field of impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied to his compositions.

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. He wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, and the 1812 Overture.

Enrique Granados

Born in Lerida in 1867, Enrique Granados studied the piano and composition in Barcelona and then in Paris, returning to Barcelona in 1889. He won distinction as a pianist and popularity in Spain with his contributions to the form of zarzuela.

George Gershwin

George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known.

Manuel de Falla

Manuel de Falla was born in 1876 in Cadiz, where he first studied, moving later to Madrid and then to Paris, but returning to Madrid when war broke out in 1914. Influenced by the traditional Andalusian cante jondo, he settled in Granada, where his friends included the poet Federico Garcia Lorca.

Lili Boulanger

Lili Boulanger studied composition with her elder sister, nadia, who was a composer and conductor, and at the Paris Conservatoire. Lili was the first woman to receive the Grand Prix de Rome for music.

Where to buy

Golden Sounds is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

Golden Sounds is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
70 minutes 1 seconds
Thomas Grubb
Move Records Studio
Release date
© 2003 Move Records
℗ 2003 Move Records
Catalogue number
MD 3276
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574327625