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MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: Beltane Fire (The) / The Turn of the Tide / Sir Charles his Pavan (BBC Philharmonic, Maxwell Davies)

    
      

 

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MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: Beltane Fire (The) / The Turn of the Tide / Sir Charles his Pavan (BBC Philharmonic, Maxwell Davies)

The works on this recording embrace a varied miscellany of Peter Maxwell Davies’ orchestral output from the early 1990s. The ‘choreographic poem’ The Beltane Fire pits the sternness of the Reformation clergy against the pagan traditions of the Orkney Islands. Concerned with environmental pollution, The Turn of the Tide ultimately reaches “a triumphant dance of all creation”, while the Threnody and Pavan are poignant memorial tributes for significant figures in the composer’s life.


Maxwell Davies, Peter

  The Beltane Fire
1.   Play with flash player Scene 1: In the Barn of the Bu 00:06:42
2.   Play with flash player Interlude I 00:02:10
3.   Play with flash player Scene 2: A Field 00:09:12
4.   Play with flash player Interlude II 00:02:11
5.   Play with flash player Scene 3: The Kirk 00:04:10
6.   Play with flash player Scene 4: The Field 00:04:37
7.   Play with flash player Scene 5: The Beltane Fire 00:08:54

Maxwell Davies, Peter
Maxwell Davies, Peter, lyricist(s)

  The Turn of the Tide
8.   Play with flash player Section I: I. The creation of underwater plants - 00:02:38
9.   Play with flash player Section I: II. The creation of plants on land - 00:00:55
10.   Play with flash player Section I: III. The creation of the first sea creatures - 00:01:20
11.   Play with flash player Section I: IV. The creation of birds - 00:01:08
12.   Play with flash player Section I: V. Mammals, and first people 00:02:51
13.   Play with flash player Section II: I. The underwater plants flourish - 00:00:36
14.   Play with flash player Section II: II. The trees flourish - 00:00:50
15.   Play with flash player Section II: III. The prosperity of fish - 00:01:11
16.   Play with flash player Section II: IV. Bird migration - 00:00:38
17.   Play with flash player Section II: V. Instinct and intellect in mammals and mankind 00:00:40
18.   Play with flash player Section V: I. The sea plants are poisoned - 00:00:54
19.   Play with flash player Section V: II. The trees are suffocated - 00:00:17
20.   Play with flash player Section V: III. The fish are deformed and cannot function - 00:00:16
21.   Play with flash player Section V: IV. The birds fall from the sky - 00:00:34
22.   Play with flash player Section V: V. Hubris triumphant - 00:00:24
23.   Play with flash player Section VI: The warning is heeded - Nature reborn - The decline is reversed 00:09:23

Maxwell Davies, Peter

  Sunday Morning
24.   Play with flash player Sunday Morning 00:02:07
  Threnody on a Plainsong for Michael Vyner
25.   Play with flash player Threnody on a Plainsong for Michael Vyner 00:03:29
  Sir Charles his Pavan
26.   Play with flash player Sir Charles his Pavan 00:04:43

Total Playing Time: 01:12:50






Composer(s):
Maxwell Davies, Peter

Lyricist(s):
Maxwell Davies, Peter

Conductor(s):
Maxwell Davies, Peter

Orchestra(s):
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Choir(s):
Manchester Cathedral Choir; Manchester Cathedral Voluntary Choir, boys; Manchester Grammar School Boys' Choir

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.572362

Barcode: 747313236275

Release Date: 12/2014

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