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Ronald Corp: The Ice Mountain / New London Orchestra & Children's Choir

Corp / Nlcc / New London Orch / Corp
Release Date: 05/31/2011 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572777   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ronald Corp
Conductor:  Ronald Corp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Children's ChoirNew London Orchestra members
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

First performed in a production by Abigail Morris in March 2010 at St Michael’s Church in Hampstead, London, The Ice Mountain is a story of the cycle of life, of loss and how to come to terms with death. The cyclical passage of time through the four seasons reflects the work’s emotional journey, while the story itself is based on an old Swiss legend The Old Woman and the Dead and the music incorporates elements of Swiss folk-music and liturgical chant. Composer and conductor Ronald Corp says ‘the tale is a haunting one and very poignant and I was drawn by the mystical element in the story; I think my music for the opera reflects this’. First performed in a production by Abigail Morris in March 2010 at St Michael’s Church in Hampstead, London, The Ice Mountain is a story of the cycle of life, of loss and how to come to terms with death. The cyclical passage of time through the four seasons reflects the work’s emotional journey, while the story itself is based on an old Swiss legend The Old Woman and the Dead and the music incorporates elements of Swiss folk-music and liturgical chant. Composer and conductor Ronald Corp says ‘the tale is a haunting one and very poignant and I was drawn by the mystical element in the story; I think my music for the opera reflects this’. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. The Ice Mountain by Ronald Corp
Conductor:  Ronald Corp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Children's Choir,  New London Orchestra members

Sound Samples

The Ice Mountain: Act I: Winter
The Ice Mountain: Act II: Spring
The Ice Mountain: Act III: Summer
The Ice Mountain: Act IV: Autumn

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