JOHN BURGE (b.1961): Upper Canada Fiddle Suite, One Sail (Shauna Rolston [cello]), Flanders Field Reflections.
Catalogue Number: 03K098
Label: Marquis Classics
Reference: 774718 1383 2 3
Description: This Canadian composer has built his reputation on choral music; here we have music for string orchestra: a Fiddle Suite which uses entirely original material in the style of Canadian folk tunes from the upper Great Lakes region; inspired by a one-line poem of a sail on a seascape, One Sail's solo cello takes a 15-minute transcendental journey in music seemingly equally inspired by minimalism and Vaughan Williams while the final work is a tone-painting of film-score quality based on the famous World War I poem by John McCrae. Sinfonia Toronto; Nurham Arman.