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Frog And Star Cycle - Symphony 2 And 3

Various: Ross Edwards
CD  |  Classical  |  25 Feb 2022
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One of Australia’s best known and most performed composers, Ross Edwards has created a distinctive sound world based on deep ecology and an awareness of the need to reconnect music with elemental forces and restore its traditional association with ritual and dance.

 

This new release from ABC Classic presents iconic and world premiere performances of three of Edwards’ most significant orchestral works. The Frog and Star Cycle, a concerto for saxophone and percussion, expresses themes of renewal and wholeness by transforming fragments of ancient plainsong in myriad ways to suggest the mystery, fragility and continuous evolution of life, and the interconnectedness of all things.

 

??Throughout all three works we hear abundant shapes and patterns that recall the natural world: birdsong, frog and insect rhythms and the pulsating summer drones of cicadas, presenting a distinctly Australian musical perspective on the world.

Title: Frog And Star Cycle - Symphony 2 And 3

Format: CD

Release Date: 25 Feb 2022

Artist: Various: Ross Edwards

Sku: 2668550

Catalogue No: ABCL0011

Category: Classical

DISC 1

1. Symphony No. 2 'Earth Spirit Songs': I. Invocation and Dance of the Holy Spirit

2. Symphony No. 2 'Earth Spirit Songs': II. The Lost Man

3. Symphony No. 2 'Earth Spirit Songs': III. Dance-Song to the Earth Mother

4. Symphony No. 3 'Mater Magna': I. Feroce - Meno mosso e misterioso

5. Symphony No. 3 'Mater Magna': II. Lontano e Misterioso

6. Symphony No. 3 'Mater Magna': III. Con moto

7. Frog and Star Cycle: I. Cosmogony

8. Frog and Star Cycle: II. Consecration Dance

9. Frog and Star Cycle: III. Sacred Waters

10. Frog and Star Cycle: IV. Interplay I

11. Frog and Star Cycle: V. To the Morning Star

12. Frog and Star Cycle: VI. Interplay II

13. Frog and Star Cycle: VII. Evening Star and Interplay III

14. Frog and Star Cycle: VIII. Cantilena of the Moon

15. Frog and Star Cycle: IX. The Cycle Renewed

16. Frog and Star Cycle: X. Benediction

17. Frog and Star Cycle: XI. Transcendental Dance


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