Set in Silver | EM Records EMRCD03233

Set in Silver


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Label: EM Records

Cat No: EMRCD03233

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 31st July 2015



EM Records is pleased to announce a double-disc set of English music for strings, ranging from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries and including world première performances of works by contemporary composers.

'Set in Silver' provides a fine introduction to the glories of English string music, both well-loved and less-known. The Chamber Ensemble of London, directed by Peter Fisher (violin), perform the Chacony in G minor by Henry Purcell, Concertos by Charles Avison and Richard Mudge and an Overture by Handel’s colleague John Christopher Smith, alongside works for string ensemble by Elgar, Delius, Frank Bridge, John Ireland and William Walton, and the original version for strings of the Meditation on Brother James’s Air by Harold Darke, much-loved as an organ piece.

The recording includes evidence of the talent of the late John Dankworth as a composer: Mariposas was written specially for Peter Fisher’s Wigmore Hall début in 1996 and was later orchestrated for the Chamber Ensemble of London.

World Premiere Recordings of:
- Thornley Head: Aria
- Ireland (arr. Graham Parlett): Cavatina, Bagatelle
- Delius (arr. Clive Jenkins): Légende
- Wilson: Tros an Treys
- Jenkins: Thames Reflections
- Jenkins: Tarte au Citron

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