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 The booklet contains some previously unpublished original photos from after the battle, and full libretto.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