Cresswell - The Voice Inside

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Cresswell - The Voice Inside



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30th Nov 2009




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Cresswell - The Voice Inside


The Voice Inside

Madeleine Pierard (mezzo-soprano) & Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin)

Alas! How Swift

Michael Kirgan (trumpet)

Cassandra’s Songs

Madeleine Pierard (mezzo-soprano)


David Bremner (trombone)


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New Zealand-born Edinburgh-based Lyell Cresswell has composed works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, choir, voice and solo instruments which have been widely performed and broadcast.

In The Voice Inside, he explores the ever-changing relationship between the soprano and violin soloists and the orchestra, while Cassandra’s Songs, which also set words by Scottish poet Ron Butlin, is concerned with exile, identity and belonging.

Alas! How Swift embodies in musical terms the inescapable passing of Time.

His Trombone Concerto takes its name Kaea from the Maori wooden war trumpet used to terrify enemies and raise alarms.

“Wonderful music, of great communicative power… I hope that it will lead to more recordings of Cresswell’s well-crafted and expressive music.” MusicWeb International on a previous release

Lyell Cresswell: The Voice Inside

I. Invocation

II. Scherzo I

III. Vigorous

IV. Slow Movement

V. Scherzo II

VI. Burlesque

VII. Plea

Lyell Cresswell: Alas! How Swift

Alas! How Swift

Lyell Cresswell: Cassandra's Songs

No. 1. Cassandra's Lament

No. 2. Day and Night

No. 3. Teach Me, gods of Song

No. 4. Cassandra's Gifts

No. 5. Exile

Lyell Cresswell: Kaea


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