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David Hackbridge Johnson: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Mann

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Symphony No. 9 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 295  
1
I. Allegro molto
David Hackbridge Johnson; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Mann
15:36
2
II. Theme: Lento
David Hackbridge Johnson; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Mann
1:11
3
Variation 1: a tempo
David Hackbridge Johnson; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Mann
1:24
4
Variation 2: a tempo
David Hackbridge Johnson; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Mann
0:43
5
Variation 3: a tempo
David Hackbridge Johnson; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Mann
0:55
6
Variation 4: Andante
David Hackbridge Johnson; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Mann
1:15
7
Variation 5: Andante
David Hackbridge Johnson; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Mann
1:02
8
Variation 6: Più mosso
David Hackbridge Johnson; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Mann
1:13
9
Variation 7: L'istesso tempo
David Hackbridge Johnson; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Mann
1:29
10
Variation 8: Andante
David Hackbridge Johnson; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Mann
1:31
11
Variation 9: Andante
David Hackbridge Johnson; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Mann
1:11
12
Passacaglia I: a tempo
David Hackbridge Johnson; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Mann
6:34
13
III. Vivace energico
David Hackbridge Johnson; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Mann
7:30
14
Passacaglia II: Andante dolente
David Hackbridge Johnson; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Mann
7:30
15
Communion Antiphon No. 14, Op. 359
David Hackbridge Johnson; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Mann
5:33
2 Motets, Op. 257  
16
Motet No. 2
David Hackbridge Johnson; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Mann
13:17
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    67:54
Paul Mann conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra on world premiere recordings of works by contemporary British composer David Hackbridge Johnson. Until recently one of the best-kept secrets in music, his huge catalogue had been almost completely unknown even within the classical world. Learning the orchestra from the inside, as a player, he developed a confident and powerful language inherited in part from Copland, Janáček, Sibelius, Tippett and other masters, capable of bold strokes of colour and gripping dramatic gestures, often informed by a grim sense of humour, all given purpose by a skillful control of long-term symphonic tension.

"This is some of the most exciting new orchestral music that has ever come my way. David writes with complete mastery and meticulous craftsmanship and above all packs an immense emotional punch."
- Paul Mann
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Toccata Classics Studio Masters

Recorded in The Friary, Everton, Liverpool, December 6 and 7, 2016
Producer: Michael Ponder
Recording engineer: Richard A. Scott
Booklet notes: David Hackbridge Johnson and Paul Mann
Cover photograph: Xiaowei Liu
Cover design: David M. Baker (david@notneverknow.com)
Typesetting and layout: Kerrypress, St Albans
Executive producer: Martin Anderson

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