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Mark Bowden: Sudden Light

Oliver Coates, Hyeyoon Park, Huw Watkins, Julian Warburton, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Grant Llewellyn

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Lyra  
1.1
I. Allegro molto
Mark Bowden; Oliver Coates; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Grant Llewellyn
7:07
1.2
II. Adagio e lontano
Mark Bowden; Oliver Coates; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Grant Llewellyn
9:11
1.3
III. Vivo con anima
Mark Bowden; Oliver Coates; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Grant Llewellyn
6:29
5 Memos  
1.4
I. Lightness
Mark Bowden; Hyeyoon Park; Huw Watkins
2:23
1.5
II. Quickness
Mark Bowden; Hyeyoon Park; Huw Watkins
3:01
1.6
III. Exactitude
Mark Bowden; Hyeyoon Park; Huw Watkins
4:35
1.7
IV. Visibility
Mark Bowden; Hyeyoon Park; Huw Watkins
2:51
1.8
V. Multiplicity
Mark Bowden; Hyeyoon Park; Huw Watkins
3:45
Heartland  
1.9
I. Allegro con brio
Mark Bowden; Julian Warburton; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Grant Llewellyn
9:13
1.10
II. Andante e oscuro
Mark Bowden; Julian Warburton; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Grant Llewellyn
8:33
1.11
III. Allegretto ritmico
Mark Bowden; Julian Warburton; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Grant Llewellyn
4:47
1.12
Sudden Light
Mark Bowden; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Grant Llewellyn
6:52
Total Playing Time    68:47
British composer Mark Bowden's passion for orchestral writing and its enormous timbral range is evident on his debut album of works, written between 2005 and 2015. On the intoxicating Lyra for cello and orchestra, the solo cello part calls for a blistering technique and was written for Oliver Coates, who performs it on this recording. Heartland was created as both a standalone percussion concerto and a ballet score, while the oldest piece and title work Sudden Light explores the play of consonance and dissonance through the overtones of the harmonic series. As a contrast to the orchestral selections, Five Memos is a light, airy interplay between violinist Hyeyoon Park and pianist Huw Watkins.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – NMC Recordings Studio Masters

Sudden Light, Lyra and Heartland recorded on December 21 - 23, 2015 at BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff Wales
Recording producer and engineer: Tim Thorne

Five Memos recorded on April 19, 2016 at All Saints Tooting, London
Recording producer and engineer: David Lefeber

Digital editing: Susanne Stanzeleit
Mastering: David Lefeber

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