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These Visions / Works for Sax Quartet

Audio Samples

>Metcalf, John [Composer] : On Song, for saxophone quartet
>Reynolds, Peter J. : The Head of Brass, for narrator & saxophone quartet
>Petrie, Chris : Caneuon Cymru, for saxophone quartet
>Tann, Hilary : Some of the Silence, for saxophone quartet
>Painter, Christopher : Lunar Seas, for saxophone quartet
>Boden, Mark David : These visions did appear..., for saxophone quartet
>Long, Ashley John : Helvelspending, for saxophone quartet

Album Summary

>Metcalf, John [Composer] : On Song, for saxophone quartet
>Reynolds, Peter J. : The Head of Brass, for narrator & saxophone quartet
>Petrie, Chris : Caneuon Cymru, for saxophone quartet
>Tann, Hilary : Some of the Silence, for saxophone quartet
>Painter, Christopher : Lunar Seas, for saxophone quartet
>Boden, Mark David : These visions did appear..., for saxophone quartet
>Long, Ashley John : Helvelspending, for saxophone quartet
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Formed in 2002, the award winning Lunar Saxophone Quartet has developed a reputation for their commitment to composer/performer collaborations, leading to dozens of commissions from a variety of different composers. Performances have spanned a wide range of occasions, from Bryn Terfel's 'Faenol Festival' and the Welsh BBC Proms, to live broadcasts on BBC TV and Radio. This new disc features a programme of newly commissioned works by some of Wales's youngest and most gifted composers together with those of more established figures.

Formed in 2002, the award winning Lunar Saxophone Quartet has developed a reputation for their commitment to composer/performer collaborations, leading to dozens of commissions from a variety of different composers. Performances have spanned a wide range of occasions, from Bryn Terfel's 'Faenol Festival' and the Welsh BBC Proms, to live broadcasts on BBC TV and Radio. This new disc features a programme of newly commissioned works by some of Wales's youngest and most gifted composers together with those of more established figures.

"The Lunar Saxophone Quartet is reliant largely on specific commissions, which gives their repertoire a modern flavour...Metcalf's On Song features gently interleaving lines of soprano, alto and tenor saxes over resonant baritone, while Tann's Some Of The Silence is inspired by a haiku, "a deep gorge.../some of the silence/is me", and presents a world of calm and solitude." -The Independent***

"Plenty of verve and energy propels Ashley John Long's rather diffuse Hevelspending, while the far more experienced Hilary Tann's confidently expressed Some of the Silences echoes the epigrammatic style of the haiku for from which it is derived." -Gramophone

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Ty Cerdd (06/28/2010-07/18/2010).



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Works Details

>Metcalf, John [Composer] : On Song, for saxophone quartet
  • Ensemble: Lunar Saxophone Quartet
  • Notes: Ty Cerdd (06/28/2010-07/18/2010)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2010

>Reynolds, Peter J. : The Head of Brass, for narrator & saxophone quartet
  • Ensemble: Lunar Saxophone Quartet
  • Notes: Ty Cerdd (06/28/2010-07/18/2010)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Petrie, Chris : Caneuon Cymru, for saxophone quartet
  • Ensemble: Lunar Saxophone Quartet
  • Notes: Ty Cerdd (06/28/2010-07/18/2010)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Tann, Hilary : Some of the Silence, for saxophone quartet
  • Ensemble: Lunar Saxophone Quartet
  • Notes: Ty Cerdd (06/28/2010-07/18/2010)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Painter, Christopher : Lunar Seas, for saxophone quartet
  • Ensemble: Lunar Saxophone Quartet
  • Notes: Ty Cerdd (06/28/2010-07/18/2010)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Boden, Mark David : These visions did appear..., for saxophone quartet
  • Ensemble: Lunar Saxophone Quartet
  • Notes: Ty Cerdd (06/28/2010-07/18/2010)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Long, Ashley John : Helvelspending, for saxophone quartet
  • Ensemble: Lunar Saxophone Quartet
  • Notes: Ty Cerdd (06/28/2010-07/18/2010)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music