Sensations of Travel / Hebrides Ensemble

Release Date: 2/8/2019
Label: Delphian
Catalog Number: DCD34198
Composer: Nigel Osborne
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hebrides Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1

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$19.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
This third release from Hebrides Ensemble’s acclaimed recording partnership with Delphian pays tribute to the remarkable musical and human achievements of Edinburgh-based composer Nigel Osborne with a collection of solo and ensemble works. Adagio for Vedran Smailovic – performed here by the Ensemble’s director, cellist William Conway – was written in Sarajevo in the winter of 1992–3; Osborne visited the city several times during the Bosnian war, a period recalled in the 2001 Hebrides Ensemble commission Balkan Dances and Laments. In Sarajevo and Mostar, Osborne developed a practice of music therapy for children that he has subsequently taken to warzones in Africa and the Middle East. Music’s ability to cross boundaries – to bridge nations and continents, to bear witness and to heal – lies at the heart of this album, on which Hebrides Ensemble’s eloquent advocacy is supplemented by soundscapes and sung interludes featuring the voice of the composer himself.
Works on This Recording
1. The Piano Tuner, for piano trio by Nigel Osborne
Performer: Sarvar Sabri (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hebrides Ensemble
1. Miniature Sonatas (3) for Solo Violin "Espionage" by Nigel Osborne
Period: Contemporary
2. Balkan Dances and Laments by Nigel Osborne
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hebrides Ensemble
Period: Contemporary
3. Ecological Studies for Piano by Nigel Osborne
Performer: Philip Moore (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hebrides Ensemble
Period: Contemporary
4. Zone by Nigel Osborne
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hebrides Ensemble
Period: Contemporary
5. My Beloved, Where Are You Going - Adagio for Vedran Smailovic by Nigel Osborne
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hebrides Ensemble
Period: Contemporary
6. Preludio y Canción by Nigel Osborne
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hebrides Ensemble
Period: Contemporary
7. Preludio y Canción by Nigel Osborne
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hebrides Ensemble
Period: Contemporary
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