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Craig Armstrong: Memory takes my hand, Immer, etc / BBC SO, et al

Album Summary

>Armstrong, Craig : Concerto for Violin no 1 ("Immer")
>Armstrong, Craig : One Minute, 15 pieces for orchestra
>Armstrong, Craig : Memory Takes My Hand, for voice, chorus & orchestra
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Craig Armstrong is one of the world's most sought-after and respected composers and arrangers in the film and music industry. Starting off as house composer for the Tron Theatre Company in his native Glasgow, Craig Arsmtrong went on to compose and arrange music for some of the biggest names in music, including Madonna, U2, and Massive Attack. Says Armstrong of the three compositions presented on this disc: "I wanted to find a direct language using tonality while still being firmly routed in the 21st century - a diffuse way of writing much like an abstract painting where the images are blurred. In these works, melodies are hidden and slowly revealed, and I have treated sonority and orchestration in much the same way that a painter deals with the subtle nuances of color."

Memory Takes My Hand, One Minute, Immer Violin Concerto No. 1.is the 2008 release of three new works by contemporary composer Craig Armstrong which were composed over the last four years, a period that saw Craig Armstrong search for a personal style of composition which reflected his musical influences, developing his approach to the acoustic classical world with processes he had used in recording electronic music. `Immer', his Violin Concerto No. 1, was composed in 2007 for Clio Gould (today principal violin of the London Sinfonietta). `One Minute' is a work composed of 15 one-minute pieces for orchestra, each minute functioning as a self-contained piece. `Memory Takes My Hand' was a commission from the Glasgow City Council to write a new concert work for the reopening of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in October 2006. EMI Classics.



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Works Details

>Armstrong, Craig : Concerto for Violin no 1 ("Immer")
  • Performer: Clio Gould (Violin)
  • Conductor: Garry Walker
  • Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 1, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, England (12/17/2007-12/19/2007)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Armstrong, Craig : One Minute, 15 pieces for orchestra
  • Conductor: Garry Walker
  • Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 1, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, England (12/17/2007-12/19/2007)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Armstrong, Craig : Memory Takes My Hand, for voice, chorus & orchestra
  • Performer: Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Garry Walker
  • Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 1, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, England (12/17/2007-12/19/2007)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary