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Egilsson: From The Rainbow, Etc / Arnaeus Ensemble


Release Date: 11/23/1999 
Label:  Cambria   Catalog #: 1117   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Arni Egilsson
Performer:  Roland KatoDavid SpeltzEndré GranatRachel Purkin,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnaeus Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Cambria's new release further explores the chamber music of Arni Egilsson and features as its signature work a powerful testament to the memory of the children that have fallen victim to violence; an issue that is sadly ever-present in our society. From the Rainbow with a text by the composer's wife, poet Dorette Egilsson, is scored for two child narrators and string ensemble. "The work is a powerful kaleidoscope of emotions that takes the listener into the souls of parents who have lost a child. The music lets one experience the initial shock and the turbulent screams of denial with its mind loosing madness of "Why???! - of innocent memories of playful times always overshadowed by sad anguish - a melodic children's tune adding to the Read more finality of what will never be again - the voices of the children coming from the rainbow and talking about nature's wonders, that they will never experience." Additional works on the disc include A Tale of Yore for piano quintet; Sextet; and Impressions for string quintet. Egilsson has earned an international reputation as a double bass player and is equally comfortable in jazz and classical venues. In recent years he has also become well known as a composer. This is the third CD of his music on Cambria. CB1033 is of more chamber music and CB1102 is a jazz title. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. From the Rainbow by Arni Egilsson
Performer:  Roland Kato (Viola), David Speltz (Cello), Endré Granat (Violin),
Rachel Purkin (Violin), Arni Egilsson (Double Bass), Richard Altenbach (Violin),
Anya Karlin (Spoken Vocals), Alexander Osi Osvaldsson (Spoken Vocals)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnaeus Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/24/1998 
Venue:  Castle Oaks Studios, Calabasas, CA 
Length: 22 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
2. A Tale of Yore by Arni Egilsson
Performer:  Arni Egilsson (Double Bass), Endré Granat (Violin), Richard Altenbach (Violin),
Janet Lakatos (Viola), Douglas Davis (Cello), Chet Swiatkowski (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnaeus Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 02/16/1997 
Venue:  O'Henry Studios, Burbank, California 
Length: 7 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3. Sextet Pacifica by Arni Egilsson
Performer:  Paul Cohen (Cello), David Speltz (Cello), Connie Kupka (Viola),
Roland Kato (Viola), Roger Wilkie (Violin), Isabella Lippi (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnaeus Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 02/27/1998 
Venue:  Castle Oaks Studios, Calabasas, CA 
Length: 15 Minutes 4 Secs. 
4. Impressions by Arni Egilsson
Performer:  Endré Granat (Violin), Janet Lakatos (Viola), Douglas Davis (Cello),
Arni Egilsson (Double Bass), Richard Altenbach (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnaeus Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 02/16/1997 
Venue:  O'Henry Studios, Burbank, California 
Length: 22 Minutes 17 Secs. 

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