New Music Group of Scotland

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Catalogue No: MSVCD 92014
EAN/UPC: 809730201424
Artists: ,
Composers: ,
Release Date: June 1997
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Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 61:46
Sample: Harper: Fantasia III (beginning)

Edward Harper was also the director of the New Music Group as well as being a fine composer, as is his contemporary Lyell Cresswell. Jane Manning is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading singers of new music.

Track Listing

    Edward Harper:

  1. Laetentur Coeli (2:48)
  2. Timor et Hebetudo (3:19)
  3. In Resurrexione Tua (1:26)
  4. Fantasia III (9:57)
  5. Lyell Cresswell:

  6. Prayer for the Cure of a Sprained Back (6:58)
  7. Edward Harper:

  8. Ricercari in memoriam Luigi Dallpiccola (13:38)
  9. Lyell Cresswell

  10. Words for Music (4:43)
  11. I. Sextet – section 1 (6:49)
  12. II. Sextet – section 2 (3:29)
  13. III. Sextet – section 3 (2:58)
  14. IV. Sextet – section 4 (5:41)

Reviews

Gramophone

variety is one thing [this CD] can’t be accused of lacking. Harper’s Byrd transcriptions for brass form an appropriate, and well-played, backdrop to his own Byrd derived Fantasia III, an efficient piece of work. [Cresswell’s vocal works are] finely performed by Jane Manning in recordings which make admirable use of church resonance

” —Arnold Whittall