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Sally Beamish – The Singing

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2156 SACD
Release date2015-08-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time73:56

The works on this disc of music by Sally Beamish were composed between 2003 and 2012. As a whole the programme highlights the inspiration she has found in Scotland, her adopted homeland, and its landscape and history, while also reflecting her interest in jazz and Scottish traditional music. Its title, ‘The Singing’ is taken from the opening work, a concerto for accordion and orchestra, but it also symbolizes her interest in song, be it Gaelic chants (as in the concerto) or a Scottish lullaby (Under the Wing of the Rock), and the more abstract concept of translating words into music, as in her Trumpet Concerto, which takes Italo Calvino’s novel Invisible Cities as its starting point. As a composer, Sally Beamish often works in close collaboration with ‘her’ performers – three previous BIS releases testifies to her long involvement with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. On the present disc the three concertante works are all performed by the eminent soloists for whom they were written: James Crabb, Branford Marsalis and Håkan Hardenberger. The two former are joined by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, an ensemble which has performed works by Beamish on several occasions, in concert and on disc. Conducted by Martyn Brabbins, another champion of Breamish’s music, the RSNO has also recorded two purely orchestral works, A Cage of Doves and Reckless, while the Trumpet Concerto features the same team that premièred it in 2003: the aforementioned Hardenberger and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland under Martyn Brabbins.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Beamish, Sally
  The Singing - Concerto for accordion and orchestra (2006) 22:09
01 I. Andante–Allegro–Andante 06:31 $ 1.56 USD
02 II. Lento 02:00 $ 0.48 USD
03 Variation 1. Più mosso 01:10 $ 0.28 USD
04 Variation 2. Più mosso 00:41 $ 0.16 USD
05 Variation 3. Ancora più mosso 00:41 $ 0.16 USD
06 Variation 4. Adagio 02:42 $ 0.65 USD
07 Variation 5. Adagio 02:17 $ 0.55 USD
08 Variation 6 00:54 $ 0.22 USD
09 III. Variation 7/Finale. Allegro 05:13 $ 1.25 USD
10 A Cage of Doves (2007) 12:07 $ 2.91 USD
11 Under the Wing of the Rock (2006/2008) 13:03 $ 3.13 USD
12 Reckless (2012) for chamber orchestra 02:38 $ 0.63 USD
  Trumpet Concerto (2003) 22:47
13 I. Prelude. Adagio – Allegro 06:54 $ 1.66 USD
14 II. Andante 07:27 $ 1.79 USD
15 III. Allegro – Presto 08:26 $ 2.02 USD
  Album total 73:56
ComposerBeamish, Sally
ConductorBrabbins, Martyn
OrchestraHardenberger, Håkan
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
AccordionCrabb, James
Alto saxophoneMarsalis, Branford
TrumpetHardenberger, Håkan

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