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Alwyn: Mirages; Nocturnes; Slum Song; Seascapes; Invocations ()

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Alwyn: Mirages; Nocturnes; Slum Song; Seascapes; Invocations - Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano); Iain Burnside (piano); Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone); John Turner (recorder)
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  1. Mirages, song cycle for voice & piano
  2. Nocturnes (6), for voice & piano
  3. Slum Song, for voice & piano
  4. Seascapes, for voice, recorder & piano
  5. Invocations, song cycle for voice & piano
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William Alwyn (1905-1985) was an inspired and accomplished English composer of unquestioned skill and professionalism, but his music, while immediately attractive, never quite rises to the level that would put him in the first rank of composers. His harmonic language is reminiscent of Vaughan Williams, but his melodies don't have the folk-like directness that makes Vaughan Williams such a successful vocal composer. Alwyn was especially gifted as a dramatic composer and wrote dozens of film scores as well as a very effective ...

Alwyn: Mirages; Nocturnes; Slum Song; Seascapes; Invocations 2008, Naxos

UPC: 747313020171

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