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The Great Animal Orchestra - Symphony for Orchestra and Wild Soundscapes

NI 6274

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Playing time: 75'26"
Tracks: 20
Booklet pages: 16
© 2014 Wyastone Estate Limited
Reviewer: Robert Anderson
Review of The Great Animal Orchestra - Symphony for Orchestra and Wild Soundscapes published on 26 December 2014

Catherine Rowe Williams, sampler (Song of the Musician Wren)
David Buckland, contrabassoon (L'éléphant)
Matthew Featherstone, flute (Volière)
Tim Thorpe, horn (Le cygne)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Lesley Hatfield, leader
Martyn Brabbins, conductor

Richard Blackford (with soundscapes by Bernie Krause): The Great Animal Orchestra Symphony
1 Introduction and Tuning. Andante - Allegro assai
2 Scherzo and Riffs. Vivace
3 Elegy. Andante
4 March and Charge. Maestoso - Allegro molto
5 Variations: Song of the Musician Wren. Vivace

Saint-Saëns: Le carnival des animaux
6 Introduction et marche royale du lion
7 Poules et coqs
8 Hémiones (animaux véloces)
9 Tortues
10 L'éléphant
11 Kangourous
12 Aquarium
13 Personnages à longues oreilles
14 Le coucou au fond des bois
15 Volière
16 Pianistes (... Imaginaires)
17 Fossiles
18 Le cygne
19 Final

20 From the Cheltenham Festival 2014
Richard Blackford and Bernie Krause in conversation with Christopher Cook before the premiere of The Great Animal Orchestra Symphony at the Cheltenham Music Festival 2014. Musical examples played live by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Martyn Brabbins. Produced for BBC Radio 3 by Callum Thompson.

Recorded 14 and 21 July 2014 at Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, Wales

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