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George Dyson: Choral Symphony, St. Paul's Voyage to Melita



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Born into a working-class family, George Dyson became one of the most important musicians and composers of his day. The previously unknown Choral Symphony was written as an examination work while Dyson was studying at Oxford, and it was only recently discovered at the Bodleian Library. Dyson relishes his dramatic chosen text from Psalm 107 on the expulsion from and homecoming of the Jews to Israel, a narrative that inspires trademark features that would make his later works so attractive. Its seascape finale links neatly with St Paul’s Voyage to Melita, another vivid text from which Technicolor musical images are conjured.
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Item number 8573770
Barcode 747313377077
Release date 01/01/2017
Category Choral
Label Naxos Classics
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Artists
Artists Williams, Roderick
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Watts, Elizabeth
Hulcup, Caitlin
Ellicott, Joshua
The Bach Choir
Composers Dyson, George
Conductors Hill, David
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