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Peter Maxwell Davies: Beltane Fire & Choral Works / BBC PO; Maxwell Davies

Album Summary

>Maxwell Davies, Peter : The Beltane Fire, choreographic poem for orchestra, J. 275
>Maxwell Davies, Peter : The Turn of the Tide, for orchestra, children's chorus & young instrumentalists/composers, J. 253
>Maxwell Davies, Peter : Sunday Morning, signature tune for BBC Radio Programme, J. 268
>Maxwell Davies, Peter : Threnody on a Plainsong for Michael Vyner, for orchestra, J. 229
>Maxwell Davies, Peter : Sir Charles his Pavan, for orchestra, J. 255
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The works on this recording embrace a varied miscellany of Peter Maxwell Davies’ orchestral output from the early 1990s. The ‘choreographic poem’ The Beltane Fire pits the sternness of the Reformation clergy against the pagan traditions of the Orkney Islands. Concerned with environmental pollution, The Turn of the Tide ultimately reaches “a triumphant dance of all creation”, while the Threnody and Pavan are poignant memorial tributes for significant figures in the composer’s life.



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>Maxwell Davies, Peter : The Beltane Fire, choreographic poem for orchestra, J. 275
  • Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic
  • Notes: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (07/11/1995-07/12/1995)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Maxwell Davies, Peter : The Turn of the Tide, for orchestra, children's chorus & young instrumentalists/composers, J. 253
  • Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992

>Maxwell Davies, Peter : Sunday Morning, signature tune for BBC Radio Programme, J. 268
  • Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Maxwell Davies, Peter : Threnody on a Plainsong for Michael Vyner, for orchestra, J. 229
  • Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
  • Notes: Cheltenham Town Hall, Gloucestershire (07/12/1991-07/13/1991)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1989
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Maxwell Davies, Peter : Sir Charles his Pavan, for orchestra, J. 255
  • Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992