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Tavener: Songs Of The Sky; Martland, Watkins, Yarde, O'regan / Britten Sinfonia


Release Date: 04/28/2009 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 149   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  John TavenerSteve MartlandHuw WatkinsTarik O'Regan,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This collection of five world premiere recordings written especially for the Britten Sinfonia explore the different guises of modern 21st century composition. Tarik O'Regan takes Arab dance music out of its traditional environment and explores its influence upon an absorption of non-Arab culture. Jason Yarde's Who knows the Beauty, uses freely experimental approaches to combine different sound-worlds, scored for piano quintet and saxophone. Written in direct response to the deadly tsunami in 2004, John Tavener's Songs of the Sky is a powerful memorial to those who died in the tragedy. This collection of five world premiere recordings written especially for the Britten Sinfonia explore the different guises of modern 21st century composition. Tarik O'Regan takes Arab dance music out of its traditional environment and explores its influence upon an absorption of non-Arab culture. Jason Yarde's Who knows the Beauty, uses freely experimental approaches to combine different sound-worlds, scored for piano quintet and saxophone. Written in direct response to the deadly tsunami in 2004, John Tavener's Songs of the Sky is a powerful memorial to those who died in the tragedy. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Songs of the Sky by John Tavener
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
2. Tiger Dancing by Steve Martland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
3. Dream by Huw Watkins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
4. Rai by Tarik O'Regan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
5. Who Knows the Beauty by Jason Yarde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 

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