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Dyson: Choral Symphony / Hill, Bach Choir, Bournemouth Symphony


Release Date: 11/10/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573770  
Composer:  George Dyson
Performer:  Elizabeth WattsCaitlin HulcupJoshua EllicottRoderick Williams
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach ChoirBournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Born into a working-class family, George Dyson became one of the most important musicians and composers of his day. The previously unknown Choral Symphony was written as an examination work while Dyson was studying at Oxford, and it was only recently discovered at the Bodleian Library. Dyson relishes his dramatic chosen text from Psalm 107 on the expulsion from and homecoming of the Jews to Israel, a narrative that inspires trademark features that would make his later works so attractive. Its seascape finale links neatly with St. Paul’s Voyage to Melita, another vivid text from which Technicolor musical images are conjured. Born into a working-class family, George Dyson became one of the most important musicians and composers of his day. The previously unknown Choral Symphony was written as an examination work while Dyson was studying at Oxford, and it was only recently discovered at the Bodleian Library. Dyson relishes his dramatic chosen text from Psalm 107 on the expulsion from and homecoming of the Jews to Israel, a narrative that inspires trademark features that would make his later works so attractive. Its seascape finale links neatly with St. Paul’s Voyage to Melita, another vivid text from which Technicolor musical images are conjured. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Choral Symphony by George Dyson
Performer:  Elizabeth Watts (Soprano), Caitlin Hulcup (Mezzo Soprano), Joshua Ellicott (Tenor),
Roderick Williams (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Choir,  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
2.
St. Paul's Voyage to Melita, for tenor, chorus & orchestra by George Dyson
Performer:  Joshua Ellicott (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Choir,  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1933 

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