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Jon Lord: To Notice Such Things

Album Summary

>Lord, Jon : To Notice Such Things, suite for solo flute, piano & string orchestra
>Lord, Jon : Evening Song
>Lord, Jon : For Example, for orchestra
>Lord, Jon : Air On The Blue String, for piano (also versions for flute & string quartet or orchestra)
>Lord, John : Afterwards, for narrator & piano
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Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Classically trained composer and keyboard player Jon Lord was diverted for over 40 years by his involvement in the rock group Deep Purple. He returned to full-time classical composing in 2002, and achieved great acclaim for his 'Durham Concerto', which made the Top 10 in the UK's Classical Artist Chart and was the highest new entry (#75) in Classic FM's 2009 Hall of Fame. On this follow-up, the title work is a poignant tribute to Lord's longtime friend, the late John Mortimer, QC. Lord played 'To Notice Such Things' at Mortimer's memorial service in November 2009, in front of an illustrious audience that included Alan Rickman, Peter O'Toole, Sir Tom Stoppard, and Jeremy Irons, who closes the album with his reading of the poem "Afterwards".

Gramophone Magazine
Familiar from Lord's previous concert-hall works is his fluent enjoyable reimagining of later-19th- and earlier-20th-century symphonic writing and the subject matter of friends pictured within...Performance and recording are both first-class.

BBC Music Magazine
Lord's writing is consistently warm and melodically strong, and while the music is more loosely Rimpressionistic and illustrative than symphonic in structure, it easily and touchingly sustains listener interest in its half-hour duration.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Friary, Liverpool (09/30/2009-10/01/2009).



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>Lord, Jon : To Notice Such Things, suite for solo flute, piano & string orchestra
  • Performers: Cormac Henry (Flute); Jon Lord (Piano); Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Running Time: 26 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lord, Jon : Evening Song
  • Performers: Thelma Handy (Violin); Tim Nicholson (Horn); Fiona Paterson (Flute); David Pigott (Horn); Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Lord, Jon : For Example, for orchestra
  • Performer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Running Time: 9 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lord, Jon : Air On The Blue String, for piano (also versions for flute & string quartet or orchestra)
  • Performer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lord, John : Afterwards, for narrator & piano
  • Performers: John Lord (Piano); Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary