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Hickey: A Pacifying Weapon / Petri, Thorel, Royal Danish Academy Concert Band

Release Date: 05/12/2017 
Label:  Our Recordings   Catalog #: OUR-LP001  
Composer:  Sean HickeyThomas Clausen
Performer:  Michala Petri
Conductor:  Jean ThorelClemens Schuldt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Danish Academy of Music Concert BandLapland Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The featured work on this vinyl maiden voyage is American composer Sean Hickey's three-movement concerto for recorders, winds, brass and percussion, "A Pacifying Weapon". Composed as a resposne to recent, turbulent events, Hickey sought to convey the idea of a "tool or instrument that was capable of providing an instant and irreversible peace." In turning to the recorder, "an ancient instrument passed down unchanged through the years", Hickey invoked many aspects of the ancient instrument's personality, from the bucolic, the melancholic and even the militant. An extensive percussion battery enjoys second-billing in Hicikey's score, adding both drama and providing an effective foil for the recorder's solo Read more displays. Sharing honors with both the composer and the soloist are the phenomenally talented ensemble of young musicians from 11 nations, attending the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music, who appear for their very first professional recording under the direction of Jean Thorel. Filling out the program is Thomas Clausen's charming Neo-Baroque Concertino for recorder and strings, originally released on Nordic Sound - Tribute to Axel Borup-Jørgensen. Read less

Works on This Recording

A Pacifying Weapon by Sean Hickey
Performer:  Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor:  Jean Thorel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Danish Academy of Music Concert Band
Period: Contemporary 
Written: USA 
Concertino for recorder & strings by Thomas Clausen
Performer:  Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor:  Clemens Schuldt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lapland Chamber Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014 

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