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CRESSWELL, L.: Voice Inside (The) / Alas! How Swift / Cassandra's Songs / Kaea (Pierard, New Zealand Symphony, Judd)


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CRESSWELL, L.: Voice Inside (The) / Alas! How Swift / Cassandra's Songs / Kaea (Pierard, New Zealand Symphony, Judd)

New Zealand-born Edinburgh-based Lyell Cresswell has composed works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, choir, voice and solo instruments which have been widely performed and broadcast. In The Voice Inside, he explores the ever-changing relationship between the soprano and violin soloists and the orchestra, while Cassandra’s Songs, which also set words by Scottish poet Ron Butlin, is concerned with exile, identity and belonging. Alas! How Swift embodies in musical terms the inescapable passing of Time. His Trombone Concerto takes its name Kaea from the Maori wooden war trumpet used to terrify enemies and raise alarms.

Cresswell, Lyell
Butlin, Ron, lyricist(s)

  The Voice Inside
1.   I. Invocation 00:03:42
2.   II. Scherzo I 00:03:15
3.   III. Vigorous 00:03:40
4.   IV. Slow Movement 00:04:53
5.   V. Scherzo II 00:02:30
6.   VI. Burlesque 00:02:21
7.   VII. Plea 00:03:47

Cresswell, Lyell

  Alas! How Swift
8.   Alas! How Swift 00:11:11

Cresswell, Lyell
Butlin, Ron, lyricist(s)

  Cassandra's Songs
9.   No. 1. Cassandra's Lament 00:03:52
10.   No. 2. Day and Night 00:02:24
11.   No. 3. Teach Me, gods of Song 00:01:34
12.   No. 4. Cassandra's Gifts 00:02:17
13.   No. 5. Exile 00:03:02

Cresswell, Lyell

14.   Kaea 00:20:11

Total Playing Time: 01:08:39

Cresswell, Lyell

Butlin, Ron

Judd, James

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Bremner, David; Kirgan, Michael; Leppanen, Vesa-Matti; Pierard, Madeleine

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concertos; Vocal

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.570824

Barcode: 747313082476

Physical Release: 12/2009

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