Patrick Hawes - Blue In Blue album
I suspect from the evidence of the music that my definitions of ‘spiritual’ and ‘ecstatic’ differ sharply from the composer of this mild-mannered piece. And yet many will be consoled by Hawes’s undeniably elegant harmonies and tunes, which contribute to a collection sincere in its expression of faith.
In the Spotlight - Patrick Hawes. Each month we'll be giving you an insight into a different artist featuring photos, videos and information about what they're up to outside Audio Network. This month we turn the spotlight on classical genius Patrick Hawes. Patrick first came to public recognition in 2002 with the release of his debut album Blue in Blue. This was made ' CD of the Week ' on Classic FM, and was nominated for a Classical Brit award.
Patrick Hawes is a British composer, conductor, organist and pianist. The pieces were directly inspired by his move to the Norfolk coast and by the skies and landscapes of the county. The resulting album
Patrick’s debut album featuring the original versions of Quanta Qualia and Reflexionem, and The Blue Bird Variations. Recorded with the English Chamber Orchestra and Patrick’s own choir ‘Conventus’, the album was nominated for a Brit Award. An unerring gift for evocative orchestral texture and beautiful melodic line. Choir & Organ Magazine. Patrick Hawes has carved out a niche as a contemporary composer who writes melodic, atmospheric and, frankly, beautiful music. Leave this field empty if you're human
Revelation, Beatitudes, Quanta Qualia. Patrick Hawes; The Elora Singers, Noel Edison.
Patrick Hawes: Song of S. .has been added to your Basket. Includes FREE MP3 version of this album. Having fallen in love with his Blue on Blue album and the sublime piano music, I was extremely interested in this choral offering. Elin Manahan Thomas, the gifted Welsh soprano, effortlessly angelic gives this work a Gold seal of approval.
England's Patrick Hawes is one of a group of contemporary composers who write tonal music in an essentially Romantic tradition. Hawes has set himself apart from this group through the strongly Christian orientation of much of his music, and by releasing albums under his own name rather than relying on programming from performers. Hawes was born December 5, 1958, in the North Sea port city of Grimsby. Hawes was signed to write the score for the film The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie in 2002. The Pavane from that score appeared on Hawes' debut album, Blue in Blue, which appeared in 2003 on the Black Box label and was named CD of the Week on the large Classic FM radio network. The CD was nominated for a Classical Brit Award and was quickly voted by listeners into the network's hall of fame.
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British composer Patrick Hawes writes in a tonal idiom that occasionally encompasses a post-Romantic lushness. Hawes' writing is thoroughly lyrical and cantabile. Its essential traditionalism is evident in the text setting, which tends to be square and conventional, and in the accompaniments and orchestration, which for the most part provide a gently strumming underpinning.
|4||O, Waly Waly||4:45|
|5||Dressed In Blue||3:37|
|6||Pavane (From "The Incredible Mrs Ritchie")||4:26|
|7||The Waters Of Love (From "The Wedding At Cana")||5:17|
|8||Blue In Blue||4:07|
|The Blue Bird Variations|
- Baritone Vocals – Timothy Bennett (tracks: 4)
- Cello – Jo Knight (tracks: 2, 5, 15)
- Choir – Conventus (tracks: 1, 3 to 5, 8, 10 to 15)
- Conductor – Patrick Hawes
- Editor – Alexander Van Ingen
- Engineer – Alexander Van Ingen
- Harp – Hugh Webb (tracks: 5, 7, 8, 11)
- Mixed By – Alexander Van Ingen
- Orchestra – English Chamber Orchestra (tracks: 1 to 4, 9 to 15)
- Piano – Andrew West (tracks: 4, 10, 14)
- Producer – Chris Craker
- Soprano Vocals – Janet Coxwell (tracks: 1, 7, 10, 15)
- Tenor Vocals – Andrew Busher (tracks: 3), Charles Daniels (tracks: 7)
- Violin – Stephanie Gonley (tracks: 12)
NotesTotal Time 66:02.
Comes with a Blue CD-tray.
|4763020||Patrick Hawes||Blue In Blue (CD, Album)||Universal||4763020||UK||2003|