PETER MAXWELL DAVIES (b.1934): Symphony No. 3, Cross Lane Fair for Northubrian Pipes, Bodhran and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 09O068
Description: Based on the symmetry and proportion of Renaissance architecture, the massive 58-minute symphony of 1984 is also a dynamic and thrilling seascape, teeming with evocative sounds (buffeting waves, a cliff full of sea-birds) and brooding passages which seem timeless in their beauty. The 15-minute Cross Lane Fair (1994), for bagpipes and Irish drum, is inspired by memories of a fairground the composer visted as a child. Mark Jordan (pipes), Rob Lea (bodham), BBC Philharmonic; Peter Maxwell Davies. Original 1994 and 1995 Collins Classics releases.