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BLISS, A.: Meditations on a Theme by John Blow / Metamorphic Variations (Bournemouth Symphony, Lloyd-Jones)


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BLISS, A.: Meditations on a Theme by John Blow / Metamorphic Variations (Bournemouth Symphony, Lloyd-Jones)

Scored for a large orchestra, including an extensive percussion section, Sir Arthur Bliss’s Metamorphic Variations dates from the end of his creative life. Inspired by the triptych Tantris painted by Bliss’s long-time friend, the late George Dannatt, it is a work of extremes, of enormous power, passion and violence balanced by gentleness, whimsy and delicacy. Meditations on a Theme by John Blow is one of Bliss’s most eloquent and personal scores, a private tribute to a generation cut down in its youth, including his own brother, during World War I.

Bliss, Arthur

  Meditations on a Theme by John Blow
1.   Introduction: The Lord is my Shepherd - I will fear no evil 00:07:29
2.   Meditation I: He leadeth me beside the still waters 00:03:27
3.   Meditation II: Thy rod and staff they comfort me 00:02:53
4.   Meditation III: Lambs 00:02:34
5.   Meditation IV: He restoreth my soul 00:02:30
6.   Meditation V: In green pastures 00:04:52
7.   Interlude: Through the valley of the shadow of death 00:03:58
8.   Finale: In the house of the Lord 00:06:04
  Metamorphic Variations
9.   Variation 1: Elements 00:03:39
10.   Variation 2: Ballet 00:01:34
11.   Variation 3: Assertion 00:02:16
12.   Variation 4: Speculation 00:01:48
13.   Variation 5: Interjections 00:03:59
14.   Variation 6: Scherzo I 00:02:52
15.   Variation 7: Contemplation 00:02:25
16.   Variation 8: Polonaise 00:03:45
17.   Variation 9: Funeral Processions 00:04:07
18.   Variation 10: Cool Interlude 00:02:57
19.   Variation 11: Scherzo II 00:01:45
20.   Variation 12: Duet 00:02:20
21.   Variation 13: Dedicated to G.D. and A.D. 00:00:52
22.   Variation 14: Affirmation 00:04:31

Total Playing Time: 01:12:37

Bliss, Arthur

Lloyd-Jones, David

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572316

Barcode: 747313231676

Physical Release: 05/2010

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