Skempton - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Only the Sound Remains
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Label: NMC Recordings
Cat No: NMCD234
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 21st April 2017
ArtistsRoderick Williams (baritone)
Christopher Yates (viola)
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Skempton takes on Coleridge's epic poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and brings it to life, using just solo voice (baritone) and small chamber ensemble. The result is a stunning, dark and hypnotic journey led by the almost constant, magnetic presence of Roderick Williams, for whose voice and dramatic capabilities the piece was conceived.
Only the Sound Remains takes its name from the opening line of The Mill-Water by English poet Edward Thomas. The piece is an evocation of loss and decay, where textures, and melodies mysteriously recur, while others simply fade beautifully out of aural reach. It is written for sixteen players, including solo viola.
This is a stunning premiere recording of two recent works by one of Britain's finest living composers.
Skempton's hugely successful Lento for orchestra, performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, is available on NMCD005.
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