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Echoes

Orchestra of the Swan

Echoes

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212073223
Catnr: SIGCD 732
Release date: 12 May 2023
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Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212073223
Catalogue number
SIGCD 732
Release date
12 May 2023
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About the album

Completing their cycle of mixtape albums, ECHOES is Orchestra of Swan’s third al- bum on Signum Classics. Featuring works by artists including JS Bach, Philip Glass and Frank Zappa and some new arrangements by Artistic Director, David Le Page.

“Although you can listen to each track in isolation Echoes is, first and foremost, a complete journey; the way a work ends and another begins is designed to create a frisson, a jolt of recognition or a feeling of surprise and satisfaction. Echoes explores landscape, light, water, dreams, birth and the slowly changing rhythm of the seasons; it also represents a callback to the days of vinyl when the act of listening to recordings was necessarily more involved and required all of your attention... Despite the ongoing march of music technology and the death of various beloved formats the mixtape has somehow survived and adapted It is unaccountably more popular than it has ever been.” David Le Page

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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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Philip Sheppard (conductor)

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01.
Prelude in B Minor, BWV 855a
04:44
(Johann Sebastian Bach, Various composers) David Le Page, Orchestra of the Swan
02.
The Four Seasons Recomposed: Spring I
02:44
(Max Richter, Various composers) David Le Page, Orchestra of the Swan
03.
Buffalo Jump
05:18
(Philip Sheppard, Various composers) David Le Page, Orchestra of the Swan
04.
Peaches En Regalia
03:49
(Frank Zappa, Various composers) Raphael Mizraki, Graham Instrall, Orchestra of the Swan
05.
Nana
02:05
(Various composers, Manuel de Falla) Sally Harrop, Daniel de Fry, Nick Stringfellow, Orchestra of the Swan
06.
The Sea of Time and Space
03:20
(Various composers, David Le Page) David Le Page, Catherine Leech, David Gordon, Orchestra of the Swan
07.
The Art of Dancing: V. Trance
04:07
(Various composers, Toby Young) Viv McLean, Simon Desbruslais, Orchestra of the Swan
08.
Venus in Furs (David Le Page Version)
05:14
(Various composers, Lou Reed) David Le Page, Orchestra of the Swan
09.
Glory Box
05:46
(Various composers, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley, Geoff Barrow, Isaac Hayes) David Le Page, Clara Sanabras, Graham Instrall, Raphael Mizraki, Orchestra of the Swan
10.
We Played Some Open Chords And Rejoiced, For The Earth Had Circled The Sun Yet Another Year
07:02
(Various composers, Dustin O'Halloran, Adam Wiltzie) Viv McLean, Orchestra of the Swan
11.
Starburst
03:20
(Various composers, Jessie Montgomery) Orchestra of the Swan
12.
2 Aquarelles: I. Lento, ma non troppo
01:58
(Various composers, Frederick Delius) Orchestra of the Swan
13.
Mishima / Closing
03:38
(Various composers, Philip Glass) Orchestra of the Swan
14.
Dies natalis, Op. 8: V. The Salutation
04:27
(Various composers, Gerald Finzi) Mark Le Brocq, Orchestra of the Swan
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