Anthony Gilbert : On Beholding a Rainbow
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Anthony Gilbert : On Beholding a Rainbow



Gilbert's entrancing violin concerto, On Beholding a Rainbow, is performed by rising stars Anthony Marwood (violin) and Garry Walker (conductor) with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra, and coupled with Unrise and ...Into the gyre of a madder dance - two new works written for the wind ensemble of the Royal Northern College of Music, where Gilbert was for many years Head of Composition. The disc is completed by the haunting song-cycle Certain Lights Reflecting, which sets evocative texts by Tasmanian poet Sarah Day; it is heard here in a live recording by mezzo-soprano Susan Bickley, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis.

"The second NMC disc devoted to Gilbert's music is dominated by the giant, lyrical violin concerto On Beholding A Rainbow ... The violinist Anthony Marwood give a beautiful reading."
The Sunday Times, 2005

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Track ListingTrack TimeMP3
...Into the gyre of a madder dance6'56
Certain Lights Reflecting: Two Wreaths5'12
Certain Lights Reflecting: White Cockatoos2'21
Certain Lights Reflecting: While You and I Slept3'34
Certain Lights Reflecting: Lightning Message2'25
Certain Lights Reflecting: Forest5'09
Unrise: ...teruato...4'07
Unrise: ...v'shavah...4'43
Unrise: ... lo va'ah...6'51
On Beholding a Rainbow: Passacaglia nascondita16'31
On Beholding a Rainbow: Cantilena9'07
On Beholding a Rainbow: Variazioni in moto perpetuo6'27

Composers on this disc

Anthony Gilbert