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Peter Maxwell Davies IV – The Fires of London

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SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES conductor

1. AVE MARIS STELLA* unconducted chamber performance 29:27
2-4. IMAGE, REFLECTION, SHADOW** 36:42
Unconducted chamber performance – Gregory Knowles, cimbalom
5. RUNES FROM A HOLY ISLAND** 11:05

Total:        77:41

Side note
The choice of the plainchant Ave Maris Stella (Hail, Star of the Sea) as the basis of this work reflects the circumstances of its composition in Maxwell Davies’s then newly restored croft overlooking the Atlantic.

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Peter Maxwell Davies – Renaissance & Baroque Realisations

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THE FIRES OF LONDON
SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES conductor
Mary Thomas, soprano
Philippa Davies, flute/piccolo/ alto flute
David Campbell, clarinets
Beverley Davidson, violin/ viola
Alexander Baillie, cello
Timothy Walker, guitar
Stephen Pruslin, piano/ harpsichord/ celesta/ honky-tonk/ chamber organ
Gregory Knowles, percussion

1-3. Purcell: Fantasia and Two Pavans 9:02
4. Purcell: Fantasia upon One Note 3:56
5. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp minor 5:15
6. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp major 4:12
7-13. Tenebrae super Gesualdo 15:12
14&15. Dunstable: Veni Sancte-Veni Creator Spiritus 10:11
16-18. Three Early Scottish Motets 9:41
19. Kinloche his Fantassie 3:33

Total:        61:58

 

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Peter Maxwell Davies

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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1-3. SINFONIA CONCERTANTE (1982) 36:26

DAVID NICHOLSON flute
ROBIN MILLER oboe
LEWIS MORRISON clarinet
GARETH NEWMAN bassoon
ROBERT COOK french horn
TRISTAN FRY timpani

4-7. SINFONIA (1962) 22:46

conducted by SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES

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Peter Maxwell Davies

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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1-4. Into the Labyrinth (1983)* 32:24
5-7. Sinfonietta Accademica (1983) 32:05

*NEIL MACKIE tenor
Conductor SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES

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Echoes from Russia

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PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)

1-4. Souvenir de Florence – string sextet, Op. 70* 34:43
5. Andante cantabile Op.11 (from String Quartet No. 1)* 6:26

ANTON ARENSKY (1861 – 1906)
6–14. Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a 13:48

Total duration:        55:17

*Version for string orchestra
PRIMAVERA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
PAUL MANLEY director

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William Crotch

Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra

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1-4. SYMPHONY in F major (1814) 24:16
5-7. ORGAN CONCERTO No. 2 in A major (c. 1805) 16:05
8. OVERTURE in G major (1815) 7:35
9-10. SYMPHONY in E flat major (1817) unfinished 12:25

Total duration:        61:12

 

ANDREW LUMSDEN organ
HILARY DAVAN WETTON conductor