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Michael F. Williams: The Juniper Passion / Stephanie Acraman, Julia Booth, Lilia Carpinelli, Pene Pati et al.

Album Summary

>Williams, Michael F. : The Juniper Passion, opera
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This World War II opera, set during the Battle of Monte Cassino, presents a universal experience of war with a uniquely New Zealand perspective. Contains chants notated by the composer at the Benedictine Abbey at Cassino, combining effects, chamber orchestra, and the new Klais Auckland Town Organ. The booklet contains some previously unpublished original photos from after the battle, and full libretto.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Stebbing Recording Centre, Auckland, New Zealand (07/2011-09/2011).


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Works Details

>Williams, Michael F. : The Juniper Passion, opera
  • Performers: Brent Grapes (Trumpet); Adrianna Lis (Flute); Stephanie Acraman; Michael Williams (Sound Effects); Matthew Landreth; Lillia Carpinelli; James Ioelu; Indra Hughes (Organ); Katherine Austin (Piano); Eric Renick (Percussion); Elena Abramova (Violin); David Griffiths (Baritone); Douglas Cross (Trombone); Ian Campbell (Voice); Susan Bierre (Viola); James Tennant (Cello); Gordon Richards (Clarinet); Vadim Simongauz (Percussion); Pene Pati (Voice); Amatai Pati (Voice); Julia Booth; Lara Hall (Violin)
  • Conductor: Rachel Griffiths-Hughes
  • Ensemble: New Zealand Chamber Soloists
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta