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Whereon The Wild Thyme Blows: Fantasies By David W. Bowerman

Bowerman / Samuel / Pailthorpe / Stokes
Release Date: 05/29/2012 
Label:  Champs Hill Records   Catalog #: 33   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  David Bowerman
Performer:  Anna LeeseStephen de Pledge
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Music about music: nothing could be more fashionably Postmodern. But there is no knowing irony here, no historical relativism; not even the Brahmsian melancholy of the latecomer initiated into the arts of greater predecessors. There is only pleasure in the material, and a desire to give thanks (and pleasure to others) through modest imitation. Unashamed to be the kind of composer he is, David Bowerman says that these compositions are more reflective, than futuristic. "I unashamedly draw on music that has meant much to me; a love of the music of Elgar and the organ works of César Franck." - Champs Hill Records (excerpt from the liner notes.) Music about music: nothing could be more fashionably Postmodern. But there is no knowing irony here, no historical relativism; not even the Brahmsian melancholy of the latecomer initiated into the arts of greater predecessors. There is only pleasure in the material, and a desire to give thanks (and pleasure to others) through modest imitation. Unashamed to be the kind of composer he is, David Bowerman says that these compositions are more reflective, than futuristic. "I unashamedly draw on music that has meant much to me; a love of the music of Elgar and the organ works of César Franck." - Champs Hill Records (excerpt from the liner notes.) Read less

Works on This Recording

2.
Shakespeare Songs (5) by David Bowerman
Performer:  Anna Leese (Soprano), Stephen de Pledge (Piano)
4.
Carne Beach by David Bowerman
5.
Shakespeare Sonnets (5) by David Bowerman
Performer:  Anna Leese (Soprano), Stephen de Pledge (Piano)
6.
Gerontius Revisited by David Bowerman
7.
Fantasy on a Mastersong by David Bowerman

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