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Life Force

Dan Redfeld's
'A Hopeful Place' -
heard by
KEITH BRAMICH

'... a profound, unusual and striking work ...'

A Hopeful Place. © 2016 Navona Records LLC

How to describe A Hopeful Place, a song cycle for soprano and chamber orchestra, with music by Dan Redfeld and text by John Gabriel Koladziej? In nine movements it portrays a woman's life, chronologically, from birth to death, with her life force described in music and words. The focus is on soprano Kristi Holden, with the rich backing of the Hollywood Studio Symphony which, with only twenty or so players, whips up a modern symphonic sound, pointed with harp, drum kit and a variety of delicate percussion. From the start of the long orchestral introduction, we're in a fairy-tale fantasy world with a much larger feel than a song cycle — the introduction to maybe a musical or an opera...

Copyright © 11 July 2016 Keith Bramich,
Norfolk UK

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A HOPEFUL PLACE

VOCAL MUSIC

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

NAVONA RECORDS

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