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Holt: A Table of Noises, St. Vitus in the Kettle & Witness to a Snow Miracle


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This fourth, full-length album of music by multi award-winning composer Simon Holt on NMC showcases his highly narrative orchestral compositions. His violin concerto "Witness to a Snow Miracle" - here performed by the prodigiously taltned Chloe Hanslip - depicts the story of the life, and particularly gruesome death, of St. Eulalia of Merida. From the initial, frenzied cadenza in the solo violin we get a sense of the torment and horror the saint suffered at the hands of the Romans: her flesh torn with hooks, flames applied to the wounds, and her body buried in hot coals. A blanket of snow fell on her ashes, at which point she was declared a saint. Holt's other award-winning concerto on this album is a much more upbeat and quirky affair. Written for and performed on this recording by one fo the world's finest percussionists, Collin Currie, "A Table of Noises" introduces us to Holt's taxidermist great uncle Ashworth, a kind of maverick scientist-cum-collector. Currie says "this percussion concerto exuberantly tears up the manual on how to approach the medium and I am thrilled with the idiosyncratic, adventure results". The soloist is seated on a cajon, and apart from the xylophone and glockenspiel, all the other instruments are laid out on a table in front of the osloist, hence the title. Each brief movement has a descriptive title and is linked by five "ghost" orchestral interludes.
Facts
Item number NMCD218
Barcode 5023363021821
Release date 3/24/2017
Category Concertos
Label NMC RECORDINGS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Currie, Colin
Hanslip, Chloë
Collon, Nicholas
Orchestra Hallé Orchestra
Disc: 1
Percussion Concerto, "A Table of Noises"00:28:00
1 A Table of Noises: I. Jute 00:03:30 Currie, Colin Collon, Nicholas Hallé Orchestra
2 A Table of Noises: Ghost I 00:00:37 Collon, Nicholas Hallé Orchestra
3 A Table of Noises: II. Fly 00:03:35 Currie, Colin Collon, Nicholas Hallé Orchestra
4 A Table of Noises: Ghost II 00:01:03 Collon, Nicholas Hallé Orchestra
5 A Table of Noises: III. A Drawer Full of Eyes 00:02:38 Currie, Colin Collon, Nicholas Hallé Orchestra
6 A Table of Noises: Ghost III 00:00:57 Collon, Nicholas Hallé Orchestra
7 A Table of Noises: IV. Skennin' Mary 00:04:11 Currie, Colin Collon, Nicholas Hallé Orchestra
8 A Table of Noises: Ghost IV 00:01:31 Collon, Nicholas Hallé Orchestra
9 A Table of Noises: V. Table Top - Ghost V 00:06:02 Currie, Colin Collon, Nicholas Hallé Orchestra
10 A Table of Noises: VI. Under Glass 00:03:37 Currie, Colin Collon, Nicholas Hallé Orchestra
St Vitus in the Kettle00:06:00
11 St. Vitus in the Kettle 00:05:56 Collon, Nicholas Hallé Orchestra
Violin Concerto, "Witness to a Snow Miracle"00:23:00
12 Witness to a Snow Miracle: I. Eulalia of Merida 00:02:05 Hanslip, Chloë
13 Witness to a Snow Miracle: II. The Tearing, the Bu 00:03:17 Collon, Nicholas Hanslip, Chloë Hallé Orchestra
14 Witness to a Snow Miracle: III. Flames Become Bird 00:03:26 Collon, Nicholas Hanslip, Chloë Hallé Orchestra
15 Witness to a Snow Miracle: IV. Snowfall on Ashes 00:04:17 Collon, Nicholas Hanslip, Chloë Hallé Orchestra
16 Witness to a Snow Miracle: V. Witness 00:03:12 Collon, Nicholas Hanslip, Chloë Hallé Orchestra
17 Witness to a Snow Miracle: VI. Torments 00:03:10 Collon, Nicholas Hanslip, Chloë Hallé Orchestra
18 Witness to a Snow Miracle: VII. Halo 00:03:52 Collon, Nicholas Hanslip, Chloë Hallé Orchestra
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