Patterns In Time

‘Like the standing wave in front of a rock in a fast-moving stream, a city is a pattern in time.’
John Holland

‘A piece of music can be considered a pattern in time… the strange thing is that it doesn’t really exist until it is being played… A great work also captures something of the era in which it was written and then travels through time via aural tradition… or in notated form to be performed hundreds of years later.’
Gary Ryan

Enjoy the wonderful variety of Gary Ryan’s latest CD recording featuring music from the Renaissance period and transcriptions of J.S. Bach to the 20th Century with Henze, Jobim, Dyens and Russell ending with a superb selection of some of his own most recent compositions including the ground-breaking Benga Beat.


1. Ricercare – Francesco da Milano (1497-1543)
2. Galliard – Francis Cutting (d.1596)
3. Canción del Emperador – Luys de Narvaez (c.1500-1547)
4. Diferencias sobre Guárdame las vacas – Luys de Narvaez
5. Courante – Michael Praetorius (1571 – 1621) (arr.John Williams)
6. Ballet – Michael Praetorius (arr.John Williams)

Violin Partita No.1 in B Minor (BWV 1002) – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
7. Sarabande & Double
8. Bourrée & Double

9 – 11 Drei Tentos – Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)
12. Danza del Altiplano – Leo Brouwer (b.1939)
13. Felicidade – Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994) (arr. Roland Dyens)

Celtic Music (from Message of the Sea ) – arr. David Russell (b.1953)
14. The Bucks of Oranmore
15. Kildare Fancy
16. Niel Gow’s Lament 

17. Hot Club Français – Gary Ryan (b.1969)
18. Benga Beat – Gary Ryan
19. Memories of Summer – Gary Ryan
20. Joie de Vivre – Gary Ryan
21. Golden Days – Gary Ryan


Running time: 59 minutes

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