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MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: The Boyfriend Suite / The Devils Suite / Seven In Nomine / The Yellow Cake Revue (Maxwell Davies, Aquarius, N. Cleobury)

    

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MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: The Boyfriend Suite / The Devils Suite / Seven In Nomine / The Yellow Cake Revue (Maxwell Davies, Aquarius, N. Cleobury)

All the works on this recording have connections with stage or theatre. The two suites are derived from scores that Maxwell Davies wrote for films by Ken Russell and could not be more different. The Boyfriend, based on a 1954 musical by Sandy Wilson, introduces a large dance band and period motifs to great effect, while dramatic extremes depicting the film’s themes of corruption, exorcism and execution within a medieval religious setting are explored in The Devils. Seven in Nomine evokes Maxwell Davies’ interest in medieval plainsong. The composer himself plays two of his most popular piano pieces with their memorable evocations of Orkney landmarks.


Maxwell Davies, Peter

  The Boyfriend Suite
1.   I. Honeymoon Fantasy - 00:02:11
2.   II. Sur la Plage - 00:02:01
3.   III. A Room in Bloomsbury 00:03:22
4.   IV. I could Be Happy - 00:03:56
5.   V. The You - Don't - Want - 00:02:41
6.   VI. Poor Little Pierette - 00:03:19
7.   VII. Polly's Dream 00:07:41
  The Devils Suite
8.   I. Titles 00:02:12
9.   II. Sister Jeanne's Vision 00:05:01
10.   III. Exorcism 00:04:36
11.   IV. Execution and End Music 00:08:34
  Seven In Nomine
12.   I. Taverner: In nomine 00:02:13
13.   II. In nomine (for Benjamin Britten's 50th birthday) 00:05:10
14.   III. In nomine (for Michael Tippett's 60th birthday) 00:01:14
15.   IV. Bull: In nomine 00:01:57
16.   V. In nomine (Canon in 6 parts) 00:01:13
17.   VI. Blitheman: Gloria tibi trinitas 00:01:57
18.   VII. In nomine 00:02:34
  The Yellow Cake Revue: Piano Interludes
19.   Yesnaby Ground 00:02:27
20.   Farewell to Stromness 00:05:41

Total Playing Time: 01:10:00






Composer(s):
Maxwell Davies, Peter

Conductor(s):
Cleobury, Nicholas

Choir(s):
Aquarius

Artist(s):
Maxwell Davies, Peter

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Secular; Instrumental

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.572408

Barcode: 747313240876

Physical Release: 03/2014

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