EDMUND RUBBRA (1901-1986): The Complete Chamber Music and Songs with Harp - A Hymn to the Virgin, Op. 13/2, Rosa Mundi, Op. 2, Fukagawa (Deep River), Pezzo Ostinato for Harp, Op. 102, The Mystery, Op. 4/1, Jesukin, Op. 4/2, Orpheus with his Lute, Op. 8/2, Transformations, Op. 141, The Jade Mountain, Op. 116, Improvisation for Cello, Op. 124, Discourse for Cello and Harp, Op. 127, LENNOX BERKELEY (1903-1989): Nocturne for Harp, HERBERT HOWELLS (1892-1983): Prelude No. 1 for Harp.
Catalogue Number: 05R054
Format: CD reissue
Description: A strongly spiritual man, fascinated by Eastern religious thought, and an ardent Catholic besides, Rubbra wrote much fine choral and vocal music to texts of mystical significance of one sort or another. The soothing, meditative qualities of the harp, and its ability to suggest the figurations and sonorities of instruments of the east made it a natural choice for the composer to use in many different contexts, and this fine collection brings them all together, from his transcription of a traditional Japanese melody to his complete songs with harp, all of which are quite exquisite. A revealing glimpse of the great English symphonist as calligraphic miniaturist in music. Tracey Chadwell (soprano), Danielle Perrett (harp), Timothy Gill (cello).