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Harrison Birtwistle: Orpheus Elegies; Three Bach Arias / Melinda Maxwell, oboe; Helen Tunstall, harp; Andrew Watts, countertenor

Album Summary

>Birtwistle, Harrison : Orpheus Elegies (26)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 21, "Ich hatte viel Bekummernis BWV 21
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben", BWV 102
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 172, "Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten" BWV 172
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Notes & Reviews:

Harrison Birtwistle's major chamber work is scored mainly for oboe and harp, and refers to some of Rilke's sonnets. His arrangements of three Bach arias for chamber ensemble make a delightful addition.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: All Saints Church, East Finchley, England (2008-08-28_2008-08-29&2008-).



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>Birtwistle, Harrison : Orpheus Elegies (26)
  • Performers: Melinda Maxwell (Oboe); Helen Tunstall (Harp)
  • Notes: All Saints Church, East Finchley, England (08/28/2008-08/29/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 21, "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis BWV 21 :: Seufzer, Thränen, Kummer, Noth
  • Performers: Claire Seaton (Soprano); William Stafford (Clarinet); Ben Fulbrook (Marimba); Melinda Maxwell (Oboe); Helen Tunstall (Harp)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 06/17/1714

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben", BWV 102 :: Weh der Seele, die den Schaden
  • Performers: Ben Fulbrook (Marimba); Melinda Maxwell (Oboe); Helen Tunstall (Harp); William Stafford (Clarinet); Andrew Watts (Countertenor); Tom Verity (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 08/25/1726

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 172, "Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten" BWV 172 :: Komm, lass mich nicht länger warten
  • Performers: Claire Seaton (Soprano); William Stafford (Clarinet); Andrew Watts (Countertenor); Tom Verity; Ben Fulbrook (Marimba); Helen Tunstall (Harp)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 05/20/1714