Invocation And Dance, Op. 17. Harp Concerto, Op. 50. B1. (I) 1st Mvt. Moderato.
Ave Rex - A Carol Sequence Op. 45. Chorus – Welsh National Opera ChorusChorus Master – Anthony HoseWords By – Anonymous, Mediaeval. Alleluya, A New Work Is Come To Hand. Ave Rex. A3. Invocation And Dance Op. Harp Concerto Op. Harp – Osian Ellis.
Album: Twentieth Century British Choral Music, Byrd, Mathias, Taverner, Sheppard, Poulenc, Palestrina & Esteves Choral Christmas Music.
Welsh composer William Mathias only lived to be 57 years old, but composed a large amount of work. Much of it is not considered to be great work; however, some of it is excellent, and Mathias has bee. ead Full Biography. Ave Rex, a carol sequence for chorus & organ (or orchestra), Op 45. Miscellaneous (Classical). Dance Overture, Op 16. Orchestral. Invocation and Dance, Op 17.
My previous encounters with William Mathias's music led me to classify it as pleasant enough but not encouraging of repetition. Now I need to go back to those Nimbus recordings to find out whether my taste has matured, or whether this harp concerto really does stand out among his works. First performed in 1970 by Osian Ellis, a Welshman like the composer, it is an economically and transparently scored work which avoids tired harp clichés in its impressionistic depiction of the Welsh countryside and psyche. I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't encountered Ginastera's concerto until now. It's a hotly exotic foil for the Mathias, and a sizzling tour de force on its own. Ginastera purposely wrote an outrageously difficult solo part; chewing on the strings and throwing the harp fifty yards down the auditorium aisles are practically the only things that the harpist isn't asked to do (they might make a neat sound, though).
Mathias Ave Rex. Ральф Воан-Уильямс - Twentieth Century British Choral Music, 2001. Ave Rex - A Carol Sequence - O. 5: There is no rose of such virtue 04:38. 5: Ave Rex 02:33. 5: Alleluya, A new work is come on hand 01:45. All songs from Twentieth Century British Choral Music.
by William Mathias Audio CD £1. 9. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Three concerti from William Mathias. The latest piece on this disc, is the Clarinet Concerto from 1975. At almost 18 minutes, it seems to fly-by quickly. Typical middle period Mathias, tonal and thematic with an overall cheery atmosphere. The Harp Concerto (1970), remains the most enjoyable selection on the cd. After not hearing this concerto for some five years, I'm quite amazed at the strength of the composer's writing and orchestration. The Piano Concerto No. 3 dates from 1968. A percussive and dramatic concerto, it might make you think of Bartok.
|Dance Overture Op. 16|
|Ave Rex - A Carol Sequence Op. 45|
|Alleluya, A New Work Is Come To Hand|
|There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue|
|Invocation And Dance Op. 17|
|Harp Concerto Op. 50|
|1st Mvt. Moderato|
|2nd Mvt. Adagio Appassionato, Sempre Flessibile|
|3rd Mvt. Allegro Vivo|
|SXL 6607, SXL.6607||William Mathias||Dance Overture / Ave Rex - A Carol Sequence / Invocation And Dance / Harp Concerto (LP)||Decca, Decca||SXL 6607, SXL.6607||UK||1973|
|SOL 346||David Atherton , London Symphony Orchestra*, Welsh National Opera Chorale*||David Atherton , London Symphony Orchestra*, Welsh National Opera Chorale* - William Mathias: Dance Overture / Ave Rex - A Carol Sequence / Invocation And Dance / Harp Concerto (LP)||L'Oiseau-Lyre||SOL 346||UK||1973|