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DICKINSON, P.: Mass of the Apocalypse / Larkin's Jazz / 5 Forgeries / 5 Early Pieces (Dickinson, Flinders, Nash Ensemble, Bolton, Friend)


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DICKINSON, P.: Mass of the Apocalypse / Larkin's Jazz / 5 Forgeries / 5 Early Pieces (Dickinson, Flinders, Nash Ensemble, Bolton, Friend)

Peter Dickinson weaves together musical styles popular and classical, past and present, using a technique of ‘style modulation’. In his Mass of the Apocalypse the Book of Revelations’ visions of a new heaven and earth interact with the liturgical text. The music of Sidney Bechet and Bix Beiderbecke played at Philip Larkin’s memorial service suggested the means for him to set the words of the great British poet, himself a jazz critic. His Five Forgeries spoof the styles of famous composers, while the other works showcase different aspects of his many-sided talent. Jennifer Bate’s recording of Dickinson’s complete solo organ works is available on Naxos 8.572169.

Dickinson, Peter
Dickinson, Peter, arranger(s)

  The Unicorns: II. Lullaby (arr. for flute and piano)
1.   The Unicorns: II. Lullaby (arr. for flute and piano) 00:03:24

Dickinson, Peter
Mass Text / Bible, lyricist(s)

  Mass of the Apocalypse
2.   Kyrie 00:04:04
3.   Sanctus and Benedictus 00:03:32
4.   Agnus Dei 00:05:08
5.   Gloria 00:04:04
6.   Ite missa est 00:06:19

Dickinson, Peter
Larkin, Philip, lyricist(s)

  Larkin's Jazz
7.   Prelude to Reasons for Attendance 00:01:25
8.   Reasons for Attendance 00:01:56
9.   Commentary on Reasons for Attendance 00:01:41
10.   Prelude to For Sidney Bechet 00:01:18
11.   For Sidney Bechet 00:01:55
12.   Commentary on For Sidney Bechet 00:01:19
13.   Prelude to Love Songs in Age 00:04:34
14.   Love Songs in Age 00:02:01
15.   Commentary on Love Songs in Age 00:01:41
16.   Prelude to Reference Back 00:02:15
17.   Reference Back - Conclusion 00:04:04

Dickinson, Peter

  5 Forgeries
18.   No. 1. Poulenc: Vif et gai 00:02:35
19.   No. 2. Hindemith: Sehr langsam - Massig schnell 00:01:48
20.   No. 3. Stravinsky: eighth note = 120 - 144 00:01:48
21.   No. 4. Delius: Slow 00:02:52
22.   No. 5. Bartok: Pesante 00:01:25
  5 Early Pieces
23.   No. 1. Contemplation I 00:02:32
24.   No. 2. Invention I 00:01:18
25.   No. 3. Contemplation II 00:03:34
26.   No. 4. Invention II 00:01:26
27.   No. 5. Contemplation III 00:02:09
28.   Air 00:02:46
29.   Metamorphosis 00:03:42

Total Playing Time: 01:18:35

Dickinson, Peter

Bible; Larkin, Philip; Mass Text

Dickinson, Peter

Bolton, Ivor; Friend, Lionel

Nash Ensemble

St. James' Singers

Alley, John; Dickinson, Meriel; Dickinson, Peter; Dobing, Duke; Flinders, John; Herford, Henry; Holland, James; Johnson, David; Maggs, Jo; Reeves, Donald

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Choral - Sacred; Instrumental; Vocal

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.572287

Barcode: 747313228775

Physical Release: 11/2009

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