16 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Composer Oliver Davis’ music teems with energy and joy, the flavors of jazz, folk, and film music coloring his elegantly crafted scores. The ravishing opening suite, Spiral, is a voyage through his influences, its final movement a riotous, Copland-esque hoedown. “Bacchus” is a delightful, mischievous work for pizzicato strings while Liberty takes us from the salons of 18th-century Vienna to the rustic outdoors. The haunting, driving “Lost Lake,” featuring a fiendish, arpeggiated violin part, precedes Chillingham, a setting of poems by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge that uses gorgeous, multilayered vocal effects.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Composer Oliver Davis’ music teems with energy and joy, the flavors of jazz, folk, and film music coloring his elegantly crafted scores. The ravishing opening suite, Spiral, is a voyage through his influences, its final movement a riotous, Copland-esque hoedown. “Bacchus” is a delightful, mischievous work for pizzicato strings while Liberty takes us from the salons of 18th-century Vienna to the rustic outdoors. The haunting, driving “Lost Lake,” featuring a fiendish, arpeggiated violin part, precedes Chillingham, a setting of poems by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge that uses gorgeous, multilayered vocal effects.

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