Under the Wing of the Rock: Saxophone Concerto No. 2
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.
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.