Song Offerings (Recorded in Cologne at Deutschlandfunk Studios)
Available from Coviello Classics
Our fourth studio album – Song Offerings – presents a set of four British Song Cycles. This CD takes us back to the very beginning, as in our first professional concert (in 2012) we presented Jonathan Harvey’s Song Offerings alongside a ‘sister’ work dedicated to him from our Artistic Director Aaron Holloway-Nahum (Plane Sailing). On this album, these works are found amongst Samantha Fernando’s song cycle for soprano and cello, and our 2017 commission of Laurence Osborn (Micrographia). All works (aside from the Harvey) are world premiere recordings.
First recordings of music by Chaya Czernowin (Ayre…Towed through plumes, thicket, asphalt, sawdust and hazardous air I shall not forget the sound of), Mirela Ivičević (Baby Magnify/Lilith’s New Toy; A Riot Ensemble commission), Liza Lim (Speak, Be Silent; with violin soloist Sarah Saviet) and Rebecca Saunders (Stirrings Still II), alongside Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Ró.
Chest of Toys (recorded at Real World Studios, for Coviello Classics)
Music for various chamber ensembles by Thomas Kotcheff, Monica Pearce, Michael Cryne, Utku Asuroglu, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Franco Donatoni, Jack Sheen, and music selected from our 2016 Call for Scores: Lee Westood, Yukiko Watanabe and Heather Stebbins.
Approaching Dutilleux (recorded at The Forge for Coviello Classics)
Music for oboe, harpischord, percussion and doublebass by Arlenne Sierra, Jose Manuel Serrano, Arne Gieshoff, Chris Roe, Drew Schnurr, and Jenna Lyle.