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Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise

...feat. guitarist Sean Shibe
CKD 534 (Linn Records)
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1
Concert Overture. Ebb Of Winter

Concert Overture. Ebb Of Winter

Composer Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor Ben Gernon
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
17:41 Play $6.85
2
Hill Runes: I. Adagio - Allegro moderato

Hill Runes: I. Adagio - Allegro moderato

Composer Peter Maxwell Davies
Soloist Sean Shibe
01:58 Play $1.70
3
Hill Runes: II. Allegro (with several changes of tempo)

Hill Runes: II. Allegro (with several changes of tempo)

Composer Peter Maxwell Davies
Soloist Sean Shibe
00:50 Play $1.70
4
Hill Runes: III. Vivace scherzando

Hill Runes: III. Vivace scherzando

Composer Peter Maxwell Davies
Soloist Sean Shibe
00:48 Play $1.70
5
Hill Runes: IV. Adagio molto

Hill Runes: IV. Adagio molto

Composer Peter Maxwell Davies
Soloist Sean Shibe
02:27 Play $1.70
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Hill Runes: V. Allegro (dying away into ‘endless’ silence)

Hill Runes: V. Allegro (dying away into ‘endless’ silence)

Composer Peter Maxwell Davies
Soloist Sean Shibe
01:55 Play $1.70
7
Last Door Of Light

Last Door Of Light

Composer Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor Ben Gernon
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
16:38 Play $6.85
8
Farewell To Stromness

Farewell To Stromness

Composer Peter Maxwell Davies
Soloist Sean Shibe
Arranger Timothy Walker
04:26 Play $1.70
9
An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise

An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise

Composer Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor Ben Gernon
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
12:34 Play $5.10
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The Scottish Chamber Orchestra celebrates the life and works of its much-loved Composer Laureate Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Max, as he was affectionately known, was closely associated with the SCO since the 1980s, when he became its composer/conductor-in-residence; this is the last recording preceding his passing in March 2016.

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Ben Gernon

Ben Gernon

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is one of Scotland’s foremost cultural ambassadors. The Linn series features performances conducted by Robin Ticciati, Alexander Janizcek, Joseph Swensen and Sir Charles Mackerras.
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Sean Shibe

Sean Shibe

Sean Shibe is a rising star and is making history in the guitar world.
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'...played with an irrepressible panache and swinging energy...It's all hugely life-inspiring.' McAlister Matheson Music Newsletter

'...this disc affords a fond farewell to the composer and the musical realisation of his adopted Orkney.' The Sunday Times

4 stars '...it makes a worthy and deeply felt portrait of Max's Orkney.' The Observer

 

Maxwell Davies was one of the UK's foremost composers; he made a significant contribution to music with his prolific and wide-ranging output, which was celebrated with a 2014 BBC Prom devoted entirely to his works, and conducted by Ben Gernon.

An Orkney Wedding brilliantly portrays the beauty of the rising sun after a boozy celebration, using bagpipes to close in a blaze of light.

Maxwell Davies composed the concert overture Ebb of Winter in 2014 to mark the SCO's 40th birthday. The hauntingly beautiful piece depicts a wintery landscape with the optimism of the coming spring.

The two pieces for solo guitar each demonstrate the emotional frankness of Maxwell Davies's music, from the menacing flashes of Hill Runes to the unaffected tenderness of Farewell to Stromness; young guitarist Sean Shibe is the soloist.

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BBC Music Magazine
4½ Stars
'...Maxwell Davies devices of whooping horn glissandos and hyperactive chattering trumpets, delivered with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's bombproof expertise; and Ben Gernon's conducting is forthright and immaculate.'


AllMusic
'Included is an ebullient performance of one of Maxwell Davies' most popular pieces of any period, An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise...[Hill Runes and Farewell to Stromness] are beautifully played by guitarist Sean Shibe.'
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MusicWeb International
'The programme is well chosen, excellently played and beautifully recorded, making it about the most accessible introduction to Max's music that I can think of.'
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MusicWeb International
'An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise is a "joyous and show-stopping" piece...This performance is both refined and deliciously decadent...As a final salute to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies it could hardly be bettered.'
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New Zealand Herald
5 Stars
'The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has released a most attractive sampling of orchestral works, interspersed with solos by guitarist Sean Shibe...He gives it a magnificent performance, especially in the luminous resonances of a breathtaking Adagio molto [of Hill Runes].'
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Crescendo
« Farewell to Stromness est toute vibrante et gracieuse... [Ebb of Winter et Last Door of Light] de fort beaux exemples de l'exceptionnel talent de Peter Maxwell Davies... »
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Gramophone
'For a single-disc introduction to the many voices of Max, look no further.'
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Classical Music
5 Stars
'Committed and polished performances...Excellent sound.'
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The Arts Desk
'[Peter Maxwell Davies’s An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise] packs an emotional, uplifting punch, and this performance is a belter...The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, whose flawless, fearless playing under Ben Gernon is a consistent pleasure.'
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The Scotsman
5 Stars
'Ben Gernon conducts a performance that glistens with crystal clear textures and those mysterious Orkney soundscapes.'
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Herald Scotland
'The most beautiful, resonant and soulful performance of Max's Farewell to Stromness.'
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McAlister Matheson Music Newsletter
'...played with an irrepressible panache and swinging energy...It's all hugely life-inspiring.'
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Financial Times
4 Stars
'An atmospheric performance under conductor Ben Gernon.'
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The Sunday Times
'...this disc affords a fond farewell to the composer and the musical realisation of his adopted Orkney.'
more >>

The Observer
4 Stars
'...it makes a worthy and deeply felt portrait of Max's Orkney.'
more >>

06 April 2017 to 06 April 2017
Scotland
Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EA Scotland United Kingdom
SCHUMANN SYMPHONY NO 3 'RHENISH'

07 April 2017 to 07 April 2017
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
SCHUMANN SYMPHONY NO 3 'RHENISH'

08 April 2017 to 08 April 2017
Scotland
Queen's Cross Church - 2.30pm, Albyn Pl, Aberdeen, AB10 1YN Scotland United Kingdom
ABERDEEN SUPPORTERS' CONCERT

12 April 2017 to 12 April 2017
Scotland
Byre Theatre - 5.30pm, Abbey Street, St Andrews, KY16 9LA Scotland United Kingdom
EARLY EVENING RECITAL: COMPOSER FOCUS

19 April 2017 to 19 April 2017
Scotland
Younger Hall, North Street, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ Scotland United Kingdom
BEETHOVEN THE 'EROICA'

22 April 2017 to 22 April 2017
Scotland
St Cecilia's Hall, University of Edinburgh -10.30am, Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
EXPLORE DAY: BEETHOVEN'S MISSA SOLEMNIS

27 April 2017 to 27 April 2017
Scotland
Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA Scotland United Kingdom
BEETHOVEN MISSA SOLEMNIS

28 April 2017 to 28 April 2017
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
BEETHOVEN MISSA SOLEMNIS

04 May 2017 to 04 May 2017
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG Scotland United Kingdom
SCHUBERT SYMPHONY NO 4 'TRAGIC'

05 May 2017 to 05 May 2017
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
SCHUBERT SYMPHONY NO 4 'TRAGIC'

11 May 2017 to 11 May 2017
Scotland
Usher Hall,, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EA Scotland United Kingdom
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO 7

12 May 2017 to 12 May 2017
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO 7

29 June 2017 to 29 June 2017
Scotland
Cellardyke Church -11.30am, Anstruther, Cellardyke Anstruther, KY10 3BQ Scotland United kingdom
EAST NEUK FESTIVAL - SCO WINDS

02 July 2017 to 02 July 2017
Scotland
The Bowhouse - 5pm, St Monans, Bowhouse Farm, St Monans, KY10 2DB Scotland United Kingdom.
EAST NEUK FESTIVAL - SCO STRINGS