James MacMillan: A Deep but Dazzling Darkness; Veni, Veni, Emmanuel / Colin Currie: percussion, Gordan Nikolic: violin
1 CD / Challenge / 2012-11-13Works: James MacMillan: A Deep but Dazzling Darkness, for solo violin, ensemble & tape; I (A Meditation on Iona), for orchestra & percussion; Veni, Veni Emmanuel, concerto for percussion & orchestra
Performers: Currie, Colin; Nikolic, Gordan
Conductors: MacMillan, James
Ensemble: Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic
Financial Times, July 2012
Veni, Veni gives the lie to the argument that percussion concertos are dependent on visual impact. MacMillan's is an aural blockbuster, and...continue...
Recording information: Netherlands Broadcasting Music Centre....continue...
1 CD / Decca / 2006-06-13Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Ave Maria; Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31; John Tavener: Song for Athene; Exhortation and Kohima, for chorus; Arvo Pärt: De profundis; The Woman with the Alabaster Box...
Performers: Cooper, Julie; Davidson, Grace; Dobell, Mark; Fullbrook, Charles; Thomas, Elin Manahan; Williams, Huw [Organ]
Conductors: Christophers, Harry
Ensemble: The Sixteen
"There are 29 singers listed in the booklet, giving a rather bigger and more unfettered sound than usual from this group. Not surprising, perhaps, given...continue...
1 CD / RCA Records / 2005-02-22Works: James MacMillan: Veni, Veni Emmanuel, concerto for percussion & orchestra; After the Tryst, for violin & piano; ... as others see us ..., for mixed ensemble; Dawn Rituals (3), for chamber ensemble; U...
Performers: Crouch, Ruth; Glennie, Evelyn; James MacMillan [Composer/Conductor]
Conductors: Saraste, Jukka-Pekka
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra