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Patterson: Hell's Angels, Mass Of The Sea / Simon, Et Al

Release Date: 05/27/2003 
Label:  Deux-elles   Catalog #: 1050   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Paul Patterson
Performer:  Helen MeyerhoffAnn MackayChristopher Keyte
Conductor:  David TempleGeoffrey Simon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Striking SoundsGoldberg QuartetCrouch End Festival Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Paul Patterson studied trombone and composition at the Royal Academy of Music and was the Academy's Head of Composition and Contemporary Music for a prolonged period until the late 1990s. He became the Academy's Manson Professor of Composition in 1997. He is presently Composer-in-Residence for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and Visiting Professor at Christchurch University in Canterbury. Though he has favored a more traditional mode of address since 1980, Patterson has never forsaken his old, anarchic roots, and Hell's Angels is his most significant return to his early, unbuttoned manner. In it, he sets a text by Ben Dunwell interweaved with excerpts from Milton's Paradise Lost and the Old Testament. The earlier Mass of the Read more Sea might appear to be Hell's Angels exact opposite. But despite its more approachable language and more conventional forces there are similarities. As in the later work, Mass of the Sea sets a composite text, assembled this time by Tim Rose-Price, combining portions of the Latin Mass with extracts from Genesis and Revelations alongside new material by the librettist. Read less

Works on This Recording

Hell's Angels, Op. 81 by Paul Patterson
Performer:  Helen Meyerhoff (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Temple
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Striking Sounds,  Goldberg Quartet,  Crouch End Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; England 
Language: English 
Mass of the Sea, Op. 47 by Paul Patterson
Performer:  Ann Mackay (Soprano), Christopher Keyte (Bass)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Brighton Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; England 

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