Phil Salathé: Imaginary Birds - Music for Oboe and English Horn

Phil Salathé: Imaginary Birds - Music for Oboe and English Horn

RR8006 (Ravello Records, CD)

NEW RELEASE (8 February 2019)
Tracks: 22
Booklet pages: 6
© 2019 Ravello Records LLC
Country of recording: US
Reviewer: Geoff Pearce
Review of Phil Salathé: Imaginary Birds - Music for Oboe and English Horn published on 22 April 2019


Listen: Phil Salathé: The Heart that Loves but Once (track 8, 4:28-5:25)

Ling-Fei Kang, oboe (1-7, 12-22)
Charles Huang, cor anglais (1-7, 9-21), oboe (8)
Andrew Knebel, viola (8)
Annabelle Taubl, harp (8)
Yu-Chen Shih, piano/celesta (8)
Katie Kennedy, cello (12-21)
Mohamed Shams, piano (12-21)
John Birt, guitar (22)

Phil Salathé:

Mandarin Ducks
1 Playing in the Water
2 Squabbling over a Slug
3 Teasing a Young Boy
4 Brooding over a Sick Mate
5 Nesting by the Lake
6 Leading Ducklings Amongst the Stones
7 Flying Away

8 The Heart that Loves but Once

Imaginary Birds of the Frozen North
9 Lesser Snow Ostrich
10 Great Northern Wandering Dodo
11 Sub-Arctic Screech Owl

The Wood Between the Worlds
12 The Wood
13 A frozen world, at the dawn of time
14 A dead world under a dying sun
15 A world shrouded in forest
16 A world ruled by machines
17 The Wood
18 A world of ocean
19 A world of fools, enamored of the glory of war
20 Suddenly, the same world many years later, now transfigured by wisdom
21 The Wood

22 Expecting the Spring Breeze

Recorded 12-13 June 2018 at Immanuel Congregational Church, Hartford CT, USA (tracks 1-7, 9-22) and 20 February 2007 at the University of Hartford, CT, USA (track 8)

 

 

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