EMR CD026 | DETAILS
  EMR CD026
   
  HAVAS: Music by George Lloyd and Judith Bailey
  Bath Philharmonia | Jason Thornton (cond.)
   
  Released August 2014 | EAN 5 060263 500230

This disc features the World Première recordings of orchestral works by the Cornish composers George Lloyd and Judith Bailey in committed and vibrant performances by the Bath Philharmonia conducted by Jason Thornton. In a varied programme, Bailey’s ‘Havas’ (an old Cornish word meaning summertime) evokes Cornish landscapes; whilst Lloyd’s ‘Le Pont du Gard’ depicts the famous Roman aqueduct in France.

 

The disc also includes Lloyd’s ‘In Memoriam’ and the Prelude to Act II of ‘The Serf’, Bailey’s Concerto for Orchestra, and is rounded off by the ‘HMS Trinidad’ March, the orchestral version of which received its première at theLlast Night of the Proms in 2013.

TRACK LISTING AND AUDIO EXTRACTS
     

Judith Bailey (b.1941)
‘HAVAS – A PERIOD OF SUMMER’, op.44 (World Première recording)

   
1. ‘Lanyon Quoit’  
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2. ‘The Merry Maidens’  
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3. ‘Gwavas Lake’  
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4. CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA, op.55 (World Première recording)  
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George Lloyd (1913–1998)    
5. ‘THE SERF’: PRELUDE TO ACT II (World Première recording)  
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6. ‘IN MEMORIAM’ (World Première recording)  
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7. ‘LE PONT DU GARD’ (World Première recording)  
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8. ‘HMS TRINIDAD’ MARCH (World Première recording)  
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REVIEWS
Beautifully shaped by Benjamin Frith... Beguiling sounds, graced by the tawny richness and unexaggerated line of Richard Jenkinson’s cello playing... The sense of purpose and sureness of line of Ian Venables’ music is pure oxygen.
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Exquisitely rewarding... Ravishing accounts.
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This is music of great beauty and integrity and the performances fully do it justice. It would be criminal to let it pass you by.

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RECORD REVIEW

The Bridge Quartet approach these pieces with a sympathetic and insightful warmth, and confirm their ambassadorial credentials for British chamber music. A lovely, radiant disc.
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