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

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  1. Maxwell Davies — The Beltane Fire, Scene 1: in the Barn of the Bu $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Maxwell Davies — The Beltane Fire: Interlude I $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Maxwell Davies — The Beltane Fire, Scene 2: A Field $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Maxwell Davies — The Beltane Fire: Interlude II $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Maxwell Davies — The Beltane Fire, Scene 3: The Kirk $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Maxwell Davies — The Beltane Fire, Scene 4: The Field $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Maxwell Davies — The Beltane Fire, Scene 5: The Beltane Fire $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Maxwell Davies — The Turn of the Tide, Section I: I. The Creation of Underwater Plants - $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Maxwell Davies — The Turn of the Tide, Section I: II. The Creation of Plants on Land - $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Maxwell Davies — The Turn of the Tide, Section I: III. The Creation of the First Sea Creatures - $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Maxwell Davies — The Turn of the Tide, Section I: IV. The Creation of Birds - $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Maxwell Davies — The Turn of the Tide, Section I: V. Mammals, and First People $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Maxwell Davies — The Turn of the Tide, Section II: I. The Underwater Plants Flourish - $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Maxwell Davies — The Turn of the Tide, Section II: II. The Trees flourish - $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Maxwell Davies — The Turn of the Tide, Section II: III. The Prosperity of Fish - $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Maxwell Davies — The Turn of the Tide, Section II: IV. Bird Migration - $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Maxwell Davies — The Turn of the Tide, Section II: V. Instinct and Intellect in Mammals and Mankind $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Maxwell Davies — The Turn of the Tide, Section V: I. The Sea Plants Are Poisoned - $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Maxwell Davies — The Turn of the Tide, Section V: II. The trees Are Suffocated - $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Maxwell Davies — The Turn of the Tide, Section V: III. The Fish Are Deformed and Cannot Function - $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Maxwell Davies — The Turn of the Tide, Section V: IV. The Birds Fall from the Sky - $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Maxwell Davies — The Turn of the Tide, Section V: V. Hubris Triumphant - $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Maxwell Davies — The Turn of the Tide, Section VI: The Warning Is Heeded - Nature Reborn - The Decline Is Reversed $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Maxwell Davies — Sunday Morning $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Maxwell Davies — Threnody on a Plainsong for Michael Vyner $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Maxwell Davies — Sir Charles His Pavan $0.99 on iTunes

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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Works Details

>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