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Buxton Orr (1924-1997): Songs for voice & piano; voice, clarinet & string trio; voice & double bass / Nicky Spence, tenor; Iain Burnside, piano; Jordan Black, clarinet; Nikita Naumov, double bass

Album Summary

>Orr, Buxton : The Painter's Mistress, for voice & piano
>Orr, Buxton : Canzona for voice, clarinet & string trio
>Orr, Buxton : The Ballad of Mr & Mrs Discobbolos, for voice & piano
>Orr, Buxton : Ten Types of Hospital Visitor, for voice & double bass
>Orr, Buxton : Songs of a Childhood, for voice & piano
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

When Nicky Spence was first shown the score to "The Boy In the Train", the last of Buxton Orr's Songs of a Childhood, he was transported to the late 1980's - his own childhood in Scotland. "Something about Buxton's sense of humour, excitement and honesty resonated wtih me," Spence says, "and fed my desire to discover more about his work. On contacting his widow, I was led to a treasure trove of unrecorded works for voice." Sometimes thrillingly complex and always beautiful, and given character and verve by Orr's delightful setting of the Scots language, this rich body of work has finally found a worthy modern day advocate. In his sensitive and intelligent curating of this program, Spence has brought together artists from Delphian's roster - pianist Iain Burnside and members of the Edinburgh Quartet enjoy themselves in music that is firmly "home ground".

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Crear, Argyll (04/18/2016-04/22/2016).



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Works Details

>Orr, Buxton : The Painter's Mistress, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Nicky Spence (Flute)
  • Ensemble: Edinburgh Quartet members
  • Notes: Crear, Argyll (04/18/2016-04/22/2016)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Orr, Buxton : Canzona for voice, clarinet & string trio
  • Performers: Mark Bailey (Cello); Jordan Black (Clarinet); Gordon Bragg (Viola); Tristan Gurney (Violin); Nicky Spence (Flute)
  • Notes: Crear, Argyll (04/18/2016-04/22/2016)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Orr, Buxton : The Ballad of Mr & Mrs Discobbolos, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Nicky Spence (Flute)
  • Notes: Crear, Argyll (04/18/2016-04/22/2016)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Orr, Buxton : Ten Types of Hospital Visitor, for voice & double bass
  • Performers: Nikita Naumov (Double Bass); Nicky Spence (Flute)
  • Notes: Crear, Argyll (04/18/2016-04/22/2016)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Orr, Buxton : Songs of a Childhood, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Nicky Spence (Flute)
  • Notes: Crear, Argyll (04/18/2016-04/22/2016)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern