Bliss - Christopher Columbus

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Bliss - Christopher Columbus



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26th Oct 2009




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Bliss - Christopher Columbus


Christopher Columbus: Suite

Seven Waves Away

Baraza (from Men of Two Worlds, 1945)

Concert Piece for Piano and Orchestra with Men’s Voices

Silvia Cápová (piano)

Slovak Philharmonic Male Choir

Men of Two Worlds (4 excerpts, 1945)

Slovak Philharmonic Male Choir



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After Things to Come, his most famous film score, Arthur Bliss composed the soundtrack scores of Christopher Columbus and Men Of Two Worlds, two dramatic pictures which are largely forgotten today.

Their music, however, enlivened by Spanish and African rhythms respectively, is colourful and interesting enough to be revived in the form of concert suites.

Men of Two Worlds contains Baraza, a miniature concert piece for piano and orchestra (like Addinsell’s “Warsaw Concerto” from Dangerous Moonlight,), with additional male choir.

The three orchestral pieces from Seven Waves Away are another real discovery and if anything even more deserving of concert performances than the two earlier scores.

Arthur Bliss: Christopher Columbus Suite (arr. Adriano)

I. Overture

II. The Commission

III. Dona Beatriz

IV. Struggles

V. The Messenger

VI. The Voyage begins

VII. Mutiny

VIII. Land at last!

IX. Columbus put into chains

X. Return to Spain

Arthur Bliss: 7 Waves Away

No. 1. Allegro con fuoco

No. 2. Allegro

No. 3. Maestoso quasi marcia funebre

Arthur Bliss: Men of 2 Worlds

Men of 2 Worlds: Baraza

Arthur Bliss: Men of 2 Worlds

Return to Tanganyika

The Challenge - The Wrath of the Evil Gods

Kisenga's Family

Village Fire and Finale

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