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Young: Hunting of the Snark / Fletcher, Leicestershire Schools Symphony & Chorale


Release Date: 08/03/2018 
Label:  Cameo Classics   Catalog #: 9106  
Composer:  Douglas Young
Performer:  Peter EastonDouglas Young
Conductor:  Peter Fletcher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leicestershire Schools Symphony OrchestraLeicestershire Chorale
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Hunting of the Snark tells the tale of several characters who go on a sea journey, searching for a mythical creature called “The Snark,” whatever it may be, for the Snark is different things to each of the characters. The Baker’s uncle once told him, “If your Snark be a Boojum!... You will softly and suddenly vanish away, and never be met with again!” Through this journey relationships develop, tensions rise and the Baker’s worst nightmare comes true. The Hunting of the Snark shares its fictional setting with Lewis Carroll’s earlier poem “Jabberwocky” published in his children’s novel Through the Looking Glass (1871). Eight nonsense words from “Jabberwocky” appear in The Hunting of the Snark: bandersnatch, beamish, frumious, galumphing, Read more jubjub, mimsiest, outgrabe and uffish. In a letter to the mother of his young friend Gertrude Chataway, Carroll described the domain of the Snark as “an island frequented by the Jubjub and the Bandersnatch- no doubt the very island where the Jabberwock was slain.” Douglas Young (b. 1947) won the competition scholarship to the Royal College of Music, London and the Karl Rankl Prize for orchestral composition. He has written several scores for the Royal ballet, and in the 90’s widened his scope to encompass jazz, popular dance music, film scores, and advertising jingles. Read less

Works on This Recording

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The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) by Douglas Young
Performer:  Peter Easton (Spoken Vocals), Douglas Young (Piano)
Conductor:  Peter Fletcher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra,  Leicestershire Chorale
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 

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