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Joseph Phibbs: The Canticle of the Rose / Helen-Jane Howells, soprano; Navarra Quartet

Audio Samples

  1. Joseph Phibbs — Flex
  2. Joseph Phibbs — 2 Songs from Shades of Night: I. Sleep, My Body, Sleep, My Ghost $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Joseph Phibbs — 2 Songs from Shades of Night: II. Hush-a-ba, Birdie $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Joseph Phibbs — The Canticle of the Rose: I. Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Joseph Phibbs — The Canticle of the Rose: II. We Are the Darkness $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Joseph Phibbs — The Canticle of the Rose: III. Through Gilded Trellises $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Joseph Phibbs — The Canticle of the Rose: IV. A Song at Morning $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Joseph Phibbs — The Canticle of the Rose: V. Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Joseph Phibbs — The Canticle of the Rose: VI. Gold Coast Customs $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Joseph Phibbs — The Canticle of the Rose: VII. The Canticle of the Rose $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Joseph Phibbs — The Canticle of the Rose: VIII. Madam Mouse Trots $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Joseph Phibbs — From Shore to Shore: I. Prelude "Sea Longing" $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Joseph Phibbs — From Shore to Shore: II. Ship $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Joseph Phibbs — From Shore to Shore: III. The River, Pt. 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Joseph Phibbs — From Shore to Shore: IV. Stonefish $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Joseph Phibbs — From Shore to Shore: V. Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Joseph Phibbs — From Shore to Shore: VI. I Dreamed That We Were Plagued by Glassy Seas $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Joseph Phibbs — From Shore to Shore: VII. The River, Pt. 2 $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Joseph Phibbs — From Shore to Shore: VIII. For the Leavers $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Joseph Phibbs — Agea $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Phibbs, Joseph : Flex, for violin, cello, flute & piano
>Phibbs, Joseph : Songs (2), for tenor & piano (from "Shades of Night")
>Phibbs, Joseph : The Canticle of the Rose, for soprano & string quartet
>Phibbs, Joseph : From Shore to Shore, for countertenor & guitar
>Phibbs, Joseph : Agea, for string quartet
>Phibbs, Joseph : The Moon's Funeral, for countertenor & piano
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The Canticle of the Rose, the centrepiece of this recording, sets a series of poems by Edith Sitwell for soprano and string quartet ranging from the foreboding (We are the darkness) to the frivolous (Through gilded trellises). It is one of a series commissioned by Sir Nicholas Goodison. Phibbs is currently a visiting staff member at the Purcell School and King's College London.

BBC Music Magazine, September 2013
The relatively spartan textures of these pieces are more convincing than some of Phibbs's writing for larger ensembles. These works draw you in with a well-judged pacing of their sometimes frenetic activity and mesmerising stillness.

Sunday Times, 26th May 2013
Phibbs's sheer accomplishment as a composer is unmistakeable here. Every idea is telling, every phrase beautiful. The sensibility is striking, too - rather literary, English, above all Britten-ish.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Surrey (2013-01-07_2013-01-08&2013-).



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Works Details

>Phibbs, Joseph : Flex, for violin, cello, flute & piano
  • Performers: Alissa Firsova (Piano); Brian O'Kane (Cello); Marije Ploemacher (Violin); Joanna Shaw (Flute)
  • Ensemble: Navarra String Quartet
  • Notes: Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Surrey (01/07/2013-01/08/2013)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2007

>Phibbs, Joseph : Songs (2), for tenor & piano (from "Shades of Night")
  • Performers: Ben Alden (Tenor); Andrew Plant (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Phibbs, Joseph : The Canticle of the Rose, for soprano & string quartet
  • Notes: Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Surrey (01/07/2013-01/08/2013)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Phibbs, Joseph : From Shore to Shore, for countertenor & guitar
  • Performers: James Boyd (Guitar); Michael Chance
  • Running Time: 15 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Phibbs, Joseph : Agea, for string quartet
  • Notes: Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Surrey (01/07/2013-01/08/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Phibbs, Joseph : The Moon's Funeral, for countertenor & piano
  • Performers: Michael Chance; Andrew Plant (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008