Ed Hughes - Music for the South Downs | Metier MSV28623

Ed Hughes - Music for the South Downs


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Label: Metier

Cat No: MSV28623

Barcode: 0809730862328

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 10th June 2022



New Music Players
Primrose Piano Quartet


Hughes, Ed

The Woods So Wild


New Music Players
Primrose Piano Quartet


Judith Weir, CBE, composer and, Master of the Queen’s Music, writes: “Ed Hughes’ refreshing, cultured, lovingly patterned music is built around a thoroughly contemporary theme; our present-day contemplation of landscape, and how we give it the attention and respect it deserves. Via music, the composer suggests, which works like the weather on a hilly walk in the South Downs. Our perceptions constantly change and re-energise as we encounter familiar objects while colours, shadings and vegetation are in a constant flow of development. The same can be certainly said of all the works in this rich collection, which surge forward with textural warmth and harmonic continuity.”

Ed Hughes’s music has been recognised for its outstanding craft and originality; operas, silent film, chamber, orchestral and piano works have been premiered around the world and recorded for Métier with commissions from Mahogany Opera Group, Brighton Festival, Glyndebourne, London Sinfonietta, I Faglioni and other leading ensembles.

The South Downs is a range of chalk hills extending about 260 square miles across the South East of England. Ed Hughes’s music has special qualities which, like the area that inspired it, have universal appeal.

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