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Michael F. Williams: The Juniper Passion / Stephanie Acraman, Julia Booth, Lilia Carpinelli, Pene Pati et al.

Album Summary

>Williams, Michael F. : The Juniper Passion, opera
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This World War II opera, set during the Battle of Monte Cassino, presents a universal experience of war with a uniquely New Zealand perspective. Contains chants notated by the composer at the Benedictine Abbey at Cassino, combining effects, chamber orchestra, and the new Klais Auckland Town Organ. The booklet contains some previously unpublished original photos from after the battle, and full libretto.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Stebbing Recording Centre, Auckland, New Zealand (07/2011-09/2011).


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Works Details

>Williams, Michael F. : The Juniper Passion, opera
  • Performers: Eric Renick (Percussion); Elena Abramova (Violin); Indra Hughes (Organ); James Ioelu; Katherine Austin (Piano); Stephanie Acraman; Adrianna Lis (Flute); Michael Williams (Sound Effects); Matthew Landreth; Brent Grapes (Trumpet); Gordon Richards (Clarinet); Julia Booth; Lara Hall (Violin); Vadim Simongauz (Percussion); David Griffiths (Baritone); Ian Campbell (Voice); Amatai Pati (Voice); Pene Pati (Voice); Susan Bierre (Viola); James Tennant (Cello); Douglas Cross (Trombone); Lillia Carpinelli
  • Conductor: Rachel Griffiths-Hughes
  • Ensemble: New Zealand Chamber Soloists
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta