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The 12 Ensemble return with their second album, ‘Death and the Maiden’, a powerful and personal journey through an evolving musical landscape that highlights the unique voice and vision of London’s pioneering un- conducted string orchestra.
With their own arrangement of Schubert’s iconic string quartet at its heart, the record features a brand new commission from newly-appointed ROH Composer in Residence Oliver Leith, alongside a poignant work by Tavener and a tribute to the ensemble’s time in Iceland with a heart-felt arrangement of a song by Sigur Rós.
12 Ensemble recently joined Elena Tonra (vocalist/guitarist of Daughter) for a unique, reimagined performance of her solo record as Ex:Re at Kings Place in London and in March 2020 12 Ensemble return to Kings Place for Four Seasons Recomposed, which is part of a specially curated programme of works by Max Richter.
Title: Death And The Maiden
Release Date: 31 Jan 2020
Artist: 12 Ensemble
Catalogue No: SPANCD002
1.Tavener: The Lamb
2.Schubert: String Quartet
4.II. Andante con moto
5.III. Scherzo Allegro molto
6. IV. Presto
7. Oliver Leith: Honey Siren No.14 ‘Death and the Maiden’
9. II. [Full, like drips & then globs]
10. III. [Like dancing in slow honey]
11. Sigur Rós: Fljótavík
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