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 The booklet contains some previously unpublished original photos from after the battle, and full libretto.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