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Presteigne Premieres: New Music for String Orchestra (24/96 FLAC)

Presteigne Premieres: New Music for String Orchestra (24/96 FLAC)

Presteigne Premieres: New Music for String Orchestra (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Sally Beamish, Michael Berkeley, Martin Butler, Joe Duddell, Christopher Gunning, Thomas Hyde, David Matthews, Matthew Taylor, Huw Watkins, Adrian Williams, Hugh Bradshaw Wood
Performer: Amy Dickson, Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, Katherine Baker, Suzy Willison-Kawalec
Orchestra: Presteigne Festival Orchestra
Conductor: George Vass
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Resonus
Release: 2021
Size: 1.29 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Hyde: Variations on ‘Lovely Joan’: I. Prelude – Tema – Tema elaborata
02. Matthews: Variations on ‘Lovely Joan’: II. Variation I
03. Williams: Variations on ‘Lovely Joan’: III. Variation II
04. Berkeley: Variations on ‘Lovely Joan’: IV. Variation III
05. Gunning: Variations on ‘Lovely Joan’: V. Variation IV
06. Watkins: Variations on ‘Lovely Joan’: VI. Variation V
07. Beamish: Variations on ‘Lovely Joan’: VII. Variation VI
08. Taylor: Variations on ‘Lovely Joan’: VIII. Variation VII

Butler: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Strings
09. I. Lively, but heavy and grounded
10. II. Cantilena
11. III. Presto

Wood: Beginnings (Three Early Songs). Op. 54
12. I. Tom O’Bedlam’s Song
13. II. Why East Wind Chills
14. III. O Unicorn Among The Cedars

15. Duddell: Mnemonic

Wood: Divertimento, Op. 51
16. I. Maestoso – Andante, calmo ma con moto
17. II. Adagietto
18. III. Allegro molto, feroce

Founded in 1982 in the former county town of Radnorshire, the Presteigne Festival has become a significant part of the Welsh cultural calendar and is Internationally renowned for its commissioning of new work, support of living composers and with a long tradition for the encouragement of young artists. The festival’s orchestra, conducted by Artistic Director George Vass, explores a selection of the many new works premiered by the festival in this volume of recent music for string orchestra.

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