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Labyrinths

Orchestra of the Swan

Labyrinths

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212069424
Catnr: SIGCD 694
Release date: 03 December 2021
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Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212069424
Catalogue number
SIGCD 694
Release date
03 December 2021
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About the album

Following the success of their last album, Timelapse, this new album from Orchestra of the Swan is a collection of extraordinary works connected by ideas of pilgrimage, contemplation, exploration and enlightenment through the works of composers such as Richter, Respighi, Britten, Piazzolla, Brian Eno, Nico Muhly, Joy Division and more. As with Timelapse, the joy is to be found in discovering the surprising and delightful connections between culturally disparate and musically contrasting time periods. Labyrinths have been an important part of humanity’s cultural landscape for thousands of years; from the Ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur to the intriguing stories of Jorge Luis Borges and Umberto Eco. Our overwhelming desire to find patterns and ‘the hidden truth’ is perhaps nowhere more evident than in the subversive and complex vistas of music.

Formed in 1995, Orchestra of the Swan is a British chamber orchestra which, under the artistic direction of David Le Page, is passionate about audience inclusivity and blurring the lines between genres, through its adventurous and accessible programming.

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Orchestra of the Swan

Formed in 1995, Orchestra of the Swan is a British chamber orchestra which, under the artistic direction of David Le Page, is passionate about audience inclusivity and blurring the lines between genres, through its adventurous and accessible programming. he Swan presents over 45 concerts a year – both live and digital with a catalogue of over 20 recordings. We are passionate about new music and has premiered more than 70 new works by composers including Joe Cutler, Tansy Davies, Joe Duddell, Alexander Goehr, Roxanna Panufnik, Joseph Phibbs, Dobrinka Tabakova, Errollyn Wallen, Huw Watkins, John Woolrich and many others. Our album ‘Timelapse’ creates a space where sounds of the past and present collide to form a unique musical landscape. Although the pieces...
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Formed in 1995, Orchestra of the Swan is a British chamber orchestra which, under the artistic direction of David Le Page, is passionate about audience inclusivity and blurring the lines between genres, through its adventurous and accessible programming.
he Swan presents over 45 concerts a year – both live and digital with a catalogue of over 20 recordings. We are passionate about new music and has premiered more than 70 new works by composers including Joe Cutler, Tansy Davies, Joe Duddell, Alexander Goehr, Roxanna Panufnik, Joseph Phibbs, Dobrinka Tabakova, Errollyn Wallen, Huw Watkins, John Woolrich and many others. Our album ‘Timelapse’ creates a space where sounds of the past and present collide to form a unique musical landscape. Although the pieces were written, in some cases, centuries apart and in culturally disparate eras, it is striking how much these contrasting works inhabit such similar emotional territory. Intriguing pairings of works by Rameau and Radiohead’s Pyramid Song, Schubert, and The Smiths, Adés and Grieg, Satie and Reich, complement each other beautifully and style have become irrelevant.
The Swan has been enormously successful in making a positive and effective contribution to the communities at the heart of its ‘immersive residencies’ in Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Birmingham with an ambitious programme of work in care homes, schools and rural areas growing year by year. Based at the Stratford Play House, in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Swan is proof that an orchestra really can be an indispensable and relevant part of the community with its aim to entertain, educate and engage in a way that truly makes it a living orchestra.

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Daniele Rosina (conductor)

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01.
On the Nature of Daylight
07:10
(Max Richter) Orchestra of the Swan
02.
Gli Uccelli: II. La Columba
04:46
(Ottorino Respighi) Victoria Brawn, Orchestra of the Swan
03.
La Rotta
03:55
(Anonymous) Guy Schalom, Trish Clowes, Orchestra of the Swan
04.
Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BuxWV76: III. Klaglied
04:39
(Dieterich Buxtehude) David Le Page, David Gordon, Orchestra of the Swan
05.
King Arthur, Z. 628: Cold Genius
02:48
(Henry Purcell) Jim Moray, Orchestra of the Swan
06.
A Prayer
05:30
(David Le Page) David Le Page, Orchestra of the Swan
07.
Confessions: Dog and Frog
02:37
(Nico Muhly) David Gordon, Mark Ashford, Diane Clarke, Orchestra of the Swan
08.
William of Barbary
03:55
(Anonymous) Jim Moray, Orchestra of the Swan
09.
Comptine d’un autre été, l'après-Midi (Arr. for Violin, Harp & Orchestra)
02:29
(Yann Tiersen) David Le Page, Eleanor Turner, Orchestra of the Swan
10.
Oblivion (Arr. for Clarinet & Orchestra)
04:40
(Astor Piazzolla) Sally Harrop, Orchestra of the Swan
11.
New Dawn Fades (Arr. for Violin & Orchestra)
06:11
(Ian Curtis) David Le Page, Orchestra of the Swan
12.
Bounce
03:15
(Trish Clowes) Trish Clowes, Orchestra of the Swan
13.
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings: II. Pastoral
03:29
(Benjamin Britten) Nicky Spence, Francesca Moore-Bridger, Orchestra of the Swan
14.
See Emily Play (Arr. for Violin & Orchestra)
03:11
(Syd Barrett) Orchestra of the Swan
15.
The Yellow Cake Review: I. Farewell to Stromness
05:08
(Peter Maxwell Davies) David Le Page, Orchestra of the Swan
16.
An Ending (Ascent) (Arr. for Violin, Harp & Orchestra)
06:24
(Brian Eno) David Le Page, Eleanor Turner, Orchestra of the Swan
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