Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise

Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise

Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 534
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Booklet available for download
  • Concert Overture. Ebb Of Winter
    Composer(s) Peter Maxwell Davies
    Artist(s) Ben Gernon Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Concert Overture. Ebb Of Winter

    17:41
    $9.60
  • Hill Runes: I. Adagio - Allegro moderato
    Composer(s) Peter Maxwell Davies
    Artist(s) Sean Shibe

    Hill Runes: I. Adagio - Allegro moderato

    01:58
    $2.40
  • Hill Runes: II. Allegro (with several changes of tempo)
    Composer(s) Peter Maxwell Davies
    Artist(s) Sean Shibe

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

    00:50
    $2.40
  • Hill Runes: III. Vivace scherzando
    Composer(s) Peter Maxwell Davies
    Artist(s) Sean Shibe

    Hill Runes: III. Vivace scherzando

    00:48
    $2.40
  • Hill Runes: IV. Adagio molto
    Composer(s) Peter Maxwell Davies
    Artist(s) Sean Shibe

    Hill Runes: IV. Adagio molto

    02:27
    $2.40
  • Hill Runes: V. Allegro (dying away into ‘endless’ silence)
    Composer(s) Peter Maxwell Davies
    Artist(s) Sean Shibe

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

    01:55
    $2.40
  • Last Door Of Light
    Composer(s) Peter Maxwell Davies
    Artist(s) Ben Gernon Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Last Door Of Light

    16:38
    $9.60
  • Farewell To Stromness
    Composer(s) Peter Maxwell Davies
    Artist(s) Sean Shibe

    Farewell To Stromness

    04:26
    $2.40
  • An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise
    Composer(s) Peter Maxwell Davies
    Artist(s) Ben Gernon Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise

    12:34
    $7.20

Total running time: 59 minutes.

Album information

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.

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.