Composition Date: 2008
Orchestration: ASax / Str
Commissioned by the Cheltenham Festival and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
First performed by Branford Marsalis (sax), RSNO, conducted by Garry Walker at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2009.
Branford Marsalis & Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Martyn Brabbins
Under the Wing of the Rock
Soon-Mi Chung (violin) & Henning Kraggerud (violin)
The album Under the Wing of the Rock embraces music from the British Isles and Norway, composed during the last seventy years. Not surprisingly, the music is a modern musical language and the composers presented here - Benjamin Britten, Sally Beamish, Arne Nordheim, Olav Anton Thommessen and HenningKraggerud - took inspiration from earlier idioms and traditions. The works show Soon-Mi Chung and her instrument in contrasting moods, from the singing, lyrical to the impulsive and tempestuous.