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Songs of the Sky - Adrian Bending (percussion); Alina Ibragimova (violin); Beatrix Lovejoy (violin); Caroline Dearnley (cello);...
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  1. Tiger Dancing, for strings
  2. Dream, for violin, clarinet & piano
  3. Raļ, for chamber ensemble
  4. Who Knows the Beauty?, for chamber ensemble
  5. Songs of the Sky, for tenor, oboe & piano
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Songs of the Sky includes five chamber and vocal pieces commissioned from British composers by the Britten Sinfonia soon after the turn of the twenty first century. The variety of styles represented is a testimony to the diversity and dynamism of contemporary British composition. Steve Martland's Tiger Dancing, for string ensemble, refers to Blake's "Tyger," and has the character of a perpetuum mobile, with the rhythmic drive of a hoedown combined with the harmonies and sonorities of East Asian gamelan. It manages to sound ...

Songs of the Sky 2009, Signum UK

UPC: 635212014929