℗ 2021 Orchid Classics
Released September 17, 2021
Duration 1h 01m 22s
Record Label Orchid Classics
Catalogue No. ORC100172
Genre Classical (Chamber)
 

The Four Quarters

The Solem Quartet, Amy Tress, William Newell, Stephen Upshaw, Stephanie Tress, William Marsey

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The Four Quarters  
1.1
I. Nightfalls
The Solem Quartet; Amy Tress; William Newell; Stephen Upshaw; Stephanie Tress
6:22
5 Elizabethan Songs  
1.2
No. 5, Sleep (Arr. W. Newell for String Quartet)
The Solem Quartet; Amy Tress; William Newell; Stephen Upshaw; Stephanie Tress
3:53
Warblework  
1.3
III. Hermit Thrush
The Solem Quartet; Amy Tress; William Newell; Stephen Upshaw; Stephanie Tress
4:21
1.4
Ca' the Yowes (Arr. S. Tress for String Quartet)
Stephanie Tress; The Solem Quartet; Amy Tress; William Newell; Stephen Upshaw
2:20
The Four Quarters  
1.5
II. Serenade, Morning Dew
The Solem Quartet; Amy Tress; William Newell; Stephen Upshaw; Stephanie Tress
3:18
1.6
Now Does the Glorious Day Appear, Z. 332 (Arr. Amy Tress for String Quartet)
The Solem Quartet; Amy Tress; William Newell; Stephen Upshaw; Stephanie Tress
3:26
1.7
Be Nice to See You
William Marsey; The Solem Quartet; Amy Tress; William Newell; Stephen Upshaw; Stephanie Tress
7:46
Warblework  
1.8
IV. Veery
The Solem Quartet; Amy Tress; William Newell; Stephen Upshaw; Stephanie Tress
4:53
The Four Quarters  
1.9
III. Days
The Solem Quartet; Amy Tress; William Newell; Stephen Upshaw; Stephanie Tress
3:49
1.10
Summer Moon (Arr. W. Newell for String Quartet)
The Solem Quartet; Amy Tress; William Newell; Stephen Upshaw; Stephanie Tress
3:11
1.11
Evening in Transylvania, Sz. 39 No. 5 (Arr. W. Newell for String Quartet)
The Solem Quartet; Amy Tress; William Newell; Stephen Upshaw; Stephanie Tress
2:59
1.12
Child Falling Asleep, Op. 15 No. 12 (Arr. W. Newell for String Quartet)
The Solem Quartet; Amy Tress; William Newell; Stephen Upshaw; Stephanie Tress
2:09
Tuoretu  
1.13
IV. Easqelä (Suspended, Spacious, in a Dusky Half Light)
The Solem Quartet; Amy Tress; William Newell; Stephen Upshaw; Stephanie Tress
4:32
The Four Quarters  
1.14
IV. The Twenty-Fifth Hour
The Solem Quartet; Amy Tress; William Newell; Stephen Upshaw; Stephanie Tress
4:00
1.15
And Dream of Sheep (Arr. W. Newell for String Quartet)
William Newell; The Solem Quartet; Amy Tress; Stephen Upshaw; Stephanie Tress
4:23
Digital Booklet
The Solem Quartet has established itself as one of the most innovative, adventurous ensembles of its kind, a reputation cemented by this album, in which movements from The Four Quarters by Thomas Adès are interspersed with pieces by composers from Florence Price to Kate Bush, several of them arranged by the ensemble. In The Four Quarters, Adès charts the course of a day, with the Solem Quartet building a program around this structure so that the whole album becomes a chronological journey. Ivor Gurney and Henry Purcell add to the theme with Sleep and Now does the glorious day appear, while Bartók transports us to An Evening in the Village and Robert Schumann soothes with a Child Falling Asleep. There is folk music in the form of Ca’ the Yowes, to words by Robert Burns, and contemporary works by Cassandra Miller, William Marsey and Aaron Parker. The program is completed by Florence Price’s soulful Summer Moon, and an arrangement of Kate Bush’s And Dream of Sheep.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Orchid Classics Studio Masters
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-4.65
-10.14 to -0.11
-27.91
-32.65 to -22.54
-23.61
-29.60 to -16.90
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12 to 17
1
I. Nightfalls
-1.24-28.05-22.615
2
No. 5, Sleep (Arr. W. Newell for String Quartet)
-2.18-27.36-23.216
3
III. Hermit Thrush
-3.45-28.70-23.114
4
Ca' the Yowes (Arr. S. Tress for String Quartet)
-4.97-27.37-23.313
5
II. Serenade, Morning Dew
-1.84-25.09-21.317
6
Now Does the Glorious Day Appear, Z. 332 (Arr. Amy Tress for String Quartet)
-5.97-25.75-22.212
7
Be Nice to See You
-5.11-30.74-26.016
8
IV. Veery
-10.12-32.58-28.714
9
III. Days
-0.11-22.54-16.913
10
Summer Moon (Arr. W. Newell for String Quartet)
-3.31-24.38-20.512
11
Evening in Transylvania, Sz. 39 No. 5 (Arr. W. Newell for String Quartet)
-4.62-30.77-26.313
12
Child Falling Asleep, Op. 15 No. 12 (Arr. W. Newell for String Quartet)
-10.14-30.16-27.112
13
IV. Easqelä (Suspended, Spacious, in a Dusky Half Light)
-9.76-32.65-29.615
14
IV. The Twenty-Fifth Hour
-2.11-24.39-19.713
15
And Dream of Sheep (Arr. W. Newell for String Quartet)
-4.75-28.07-23.713

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