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Craig Armstrong: 'Memory Takes My Hand', 'One Minute', 'Immer' Violin Concerto No. 1 [CD]

Clio Gould , Lucy Crowe , Apollo Voices , Craig Armstrong , BBC Symphony Orchestra Audio CD
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  • Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Composer: Craig Armstrong
  • Audio CD (2 Jun 2008)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0018MRBI8
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163,501 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Immer (Violin Concerto No.1)
2. Knoydart
3. Sionascaig
4. Sound of Jura
5. Bauchaille Etive Mor
6. Rassay
7. Govan
8. Kirkwall
9. Crimond
10. Quiriang
11. Rackwick Bay
12. Edinburgh
13. Cape Wrath
14. Glasgow
15. Rannoch Moor
16. Perth
17. Us (Orchestra)
18. World (Soprano, Chorus & Orchestra)
19. Age (once) - (Soprano, Chorus & Orchestra)
20. Taittirya Uphanisad (Chorus & Orchestra)
See all 28 tracks on this disc

Product Description

CD Bbc S.O., Apollo Singers/Gary Walker

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good disc with standout sections 12 May 2010
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This cd is a moving jouney.The one minute fifteen pieces for orchestra evoking different places in Scotland are enjoyable and varied being colourfully impressionistic in style, while Immer, Armstrong's first violin concerto is a kind of white on white meditation. The tone in this composition is one of universally accepting unresolvement, of spiritual peace and soaring out. Memory Takes My Hand is a hauntingly executed ensemble piece for chorus, soprano and orchestra that was featured at the reopening of Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow. Like some of Michael Nyman's music notably the soundtrack from The Piano and Gorecki's symphony of sorrowful songs this is music of real beauty and emotion. Even better was the setting of memory takes my hand exhibition music - an electronic manipulation of the piece that came out as a limited edition in the museum itself. If you can get a copy of that I would recommend it even more - although, this cd is really worth its value.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Braw 2 Jun 2013
By Parlo
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Nice piece of work by Mr Armstrong. Had this on cd, but gave it away. Forgot how wounderfull it was
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By mikey
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Much more 'classical' than his earlier work. No memorable 'songs' as such but great hip easy listening for your next dinner party
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3.0 out of 5 stars Only for Craig Completeists 17 July 2008
By TimG - Published on Amazon.com
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If you're looking for anything even remotely resembling Craig Armstrong's more bombastic works (Plunkett & Macleane, The Incredible Hulk) or contemporary outings (As If To Nothing, Space Between Us), look elsewhere. This entire CD is incredibly low-key and while relaxing, it is also somewhat uninteresting. His "one minute" pieces for orchestra feel disjointed, with cues that fall flat in the short time they are presented to us. Had these pieces not been restricted to 60-70 seconds, they would have likely developed more solidly and been in the end more rewarding. I purchased this album with the expectation of getting music similar to Craig's "Film Works" but instead received something a few rungs below "Piano Works" and far less compelling than either album. Only for Armstrong Aficionados.
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3.0 out of 5 stars CA classical side 3 April 2009
By Davide Marani - Published on Amazon.com
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I must confess I found strange to find a CA production in the classical music section...
But IT IS really classical music!
Well, my first studies were in classical music having a oboe diploma, but never got in too deep in classical...
And knowing CA for his great electronic side, YES, mixed up with strings and choirs, didn't expect a really symphonic version fo his creative side...
So, I did not appreciate it as I did it with his other works, but still is a great listening....
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