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Saylor: The Hunting Of The Snark; An Agony In Eight Fits (Gisèle Becker/ Maurice Saylor/ Phil Carluzzo/ The Snark Ensemble/ The Snark Pit-band) (Naxos: 8.572685)


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Maurice Saylor's setting of Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark is written for a chorus and 'Snarkestra', Saylor's word for his quirky, misfit pit-band. This includes all manner of percussion and woodwinds, as well as such exotica as harmonica, bass accordion and washtub, instruments"reviled by society at large", in Saylor's words. To the nonsense text he brings a riot of colour and wit as well as a series of traditional devices such as refrains, sea chanties, and a chorale. The result is music of vibrancy, excitement, and even dangerous volatility. The three silent film scores are pacey, dapper and splendidly jazzy.
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Item number 8572685
Barcode 747313268573
Release date 26/09/2011
Category Chamber | Classical Music
Label Naxos Classics | Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Maurice Saylor
Phil Carluzzo
Conductors Gisèle Becker
Orchestras The Snark Pit-band
The Snark Ensemble
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