Erik Chisholm – Music for Piano, Volume 2

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Catalogue No: DDV 24132
EAN/UPC: 809730413223
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Release Date: August 2008
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Discs: 1
Sample: Mermaid's Song (from Petite Suite)

Erik Chisholm is not a well-known name but is one of the most important British composers of recent years, with a very large output of music in several genres. Much of his music is based on Scottish tunes, such as the Piobaireachd (bagpipe airs) which appear throughout his piano works. The acclaimed pianist Murray McLachlan has recorded the majority of his solo piano output for a total of 7 CDs all at mid-price.

All seven volumes available in one low-price bundle!

Track Listing

    Erik Chisholm:

  1. I. 24 Preludes from the True Edge of the great World – Port a Beul (1:59)
  2. II. 24 Preludes from the True Edge of the great World – Song of the mavis (3:49)
  3. III. 24 Preludes from the True Edge of the great World – Sea-sorrow (1:53)
  4. IV. 24 Preludes from the True Edge of the great World – The Sheiling (3:32)
  5. V. 24 Preludes from the True Edge of the great World – Sea Tangle (2:42)
  6. VI. 24 Preludes from the True Edge of the great World – Spinning Song (3:50)
  7. VII. 24 Preludes from the True Edge of the great World – Ossianic Lay (4:34)
  8. VIII. 24 Preludes from the True Edge of the great World – Stravaiging (4:17)
  9. IX. 24 Preludes from the True Edge of the great World – Rudha Ban (4:34)
  10. X. 24 Preludes from the True Edge of the great World – The Hour of the Sluagh (4:52)
  11. I. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 1 Allegro (1:05)
  12. II. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 2 Legato (1:11)
  13. III. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 3 Comodo (0:46)
  14. IV. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 4 Rubato (0:52)
  15. V. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 5 Adagio (2:21)
  16. VI. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 6 Poco allegretto (1:02)
  17. VII. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 7 Fadilegan sgarba (1:18)
  18. VIII. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 8 Andante (0:38)
  19. IX. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 9 Andante maestoso (1:17)
  20. X. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 10 untitled (1:55)
  21. XI. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 11 Allegro scherzando (1:04)
  22. XII. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 12 untitled (1:05)
  23. XIII. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 13 untitled (1:13)
  24. XIV. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 14 untitled (1:26)
  25. XV. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 15 slow (1:28)
  26. XVI. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 16 Rather slow (0:52)
  27. XVII. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 17 Slow (1:14)
  28. XVIII. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 18 Very slow (2:11)
  29. XIX. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 19 Lively (0:56)
  30. XX. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 20 Andante (1:33)
  31. XXI. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 21 Rather slow (1:30)
  32. XXII. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 22 Very expressive (1:36)
  33. XXIII. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 23 Slow Strathspey (2:23)
  34. XXIV. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 24 Strong and deliberate (1:27)
  35. XXV. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 25 Slow (1:27)
  36. XXVI. Airs from the Patrick MacDonald Collection – no. 26 Prince Albert’s March (1:42)
  37. I. Petite Suite – Harris dance (1:05)
  38. II. Petite Suite – Mermaid’s Song (1:28)
  39. III. Petite Suite – Skye Dance (0:50)
  40. IV. Petite Suite – Milking Croon (1:22)
  41. V. Petite Suite – Love of my Youth (1:04)
  42. VI. Petite Suite – Och o ro u (1:31)

Reviews

International Piano

These four CDs… already provide evidence of one of the most important oeuvres for the instrument of any British composer. McLachlan’s achievement in presenting this huge and hugely neglected body of piano music deserves enormous praise

” —Martin Anderson
MusicWeb International

I can hardly imagine anyone wanting just a single volume of this collection of piano music; this is possibly one of the most important single contributions to British piano music alongside that of Bax, Ireland, Sorabji, Hoddinott and Cyril Scott.. [The Sonata] is an undoubted masterpiece. Murray McLachlan has made an important contribution to the literature of British piano music. Moreover, McLachlan has been well served by the fine recording.. the learned programme notes are a joy to read. I look forward to hearing the subsequent Cds in this eye-opening cycle with great anticipation and enthusiasm. It is one of the musical discoveries and revelations of the twenty-first century.

” —John France
Musical Pointers

This new release has given me particular pleasure, and the music is accessible. Documentation and commentary by John Purser is impressive, and this series deserves wide dissemination.

” —Peter Grahame Woolf
American Record Guide

Short, cleverly written miniatures of charm, wit and sometimes ear-tickling enjoyment. McLachlan plays all this with full musical skill

” —Becker