Related Links

Recommended Links

Give the Composers Timeline Poster

Site News

What's New for
Early 2018?

Site Search

Follow us on
Facebook    Twitter


In association with
Amazon UKAmazon GermanyAmazon CanadaAmazon FranceAmazon Japan

CD Universe



Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

CD Review

Crying Bird, Echoing Star

  • James Wood: Crying bird, echoing star
  • Gordon McPherson: Explore yourself
  • Edward Dudley Hughes: The Sibyl of Cumae
  • Rowland Sutherland: Timeless Odyssey
  • Rolf Hind: Horse Sacrifice
Rowland Sutherland, flutes
Fiona Cross, clarinets
Mieko Kanno, violin
Michael Atkinson, cello
Richard Casey, piano
Tim Palmer, percussion
Louise Mott, mezzo-soprano
The New Music Players/Patrick Bailey & Roger Montgomery
London Independent LIR003 69m
Find it at AmazonFind it at Amazon GermanyFind it at Amazon CanadaFind it at Amazon FranceFind it at Amazon Japan

I am pleased to hail an exceptionally enjoyable and well produced CD. The six works cover the gamut of British contemporary music, excluding the simplistic. The works were commissioned over a three year cycle and tailor-made for this ensemble of top contemporary music specialists.

James Wood explores star patterns and bird-song (in the wake of Messiaen); Edward Dudley Hughes sets monologues for Apollo's priestess. Rolf Hind emerges again as a composer after ten years devoted to the piano, during which he 'didn't write a note'! His ritualistic Horse Sacrifice is a major work displaying originality and imagination, auguring well for a composing future.

London Independent Records is a relatively new label which by-passes the usual commercial routes, but produces CDs to the highest technical and presentational standards.

Listen to tracks at:

Copyright © 2003, Peter Grahame Woolf