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Sean Hickey: A Pacifying Weapon


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The featured work on this vinyl maiden voyage is American composer Sean Hickey's three-movement concerto for recorders, winds, brass and percussion, "A Pacifying Weapon". Composed as a resposne to recent, turbulent events, Hickey sought to convey the idea of a "tool or instrument that was capable of providing an instant and irreversible peace." In turning to the recorder, "an ancient instrument passed down unchanged through the years", Hickey invoked many aspects of the ancient instrument's personality, from the bucolic, the melancholic and even the militant. An extensive percussion battery enjoys second-billing in Hicikey's score, adding both drama and providing an effective foil for the recorder's solo displays. Sharing honors with both the composer and the soloist are the phenomenally talented ensemble of young musicians from 11 nations, attending the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music, who appear for their very first professional recording under the direction of Jean Thorel. Filling out the program is Thomas Clausen's charming Neo-Baroque Concertino for recorder and strings, originally released on Nordic Sound - Tribute to Axel Borup-Jørgensen.
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Item number OUR-LP001
Barcode 747313001675
Release date 5/12/2017
Category Concertos
Label OUR RECORDINGS
Media type VINYL
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Petri, Michala
Conductor Thorel, Jean
Orchestra Royal Danish Academy of Music Concert Band
Disc: 1
A Pacifying Weapon00:29:26
1 A Pacifying Weapon: I. — 00:08:20 Petri, Michala Thorel, Jean Royal Danish Academy of Music Concert Band
2 A Pacifying Weapon: II. — 00:08:20 Petri, Michala Thorel, Jean Royal Danish Academy of Music Concert Band
3 A Pacifying Weapon: III. — 00:12:46 Petri, Michala Thorel, Jean Royal Danish Academy of Music Concert Band
Recorder Concertino00:12:00
4 Recorder Concertino 00:12:24 Petri, Michala Lapland Chamber Orchestra Schuldt, Clemens
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