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by Peter Fender & Philharmonia Britannica

Fresh and immediate orchestral music, with an emotional honesty that speaks clearly to the listener. Sections of chamber-like clarity (with solos for cello, sax, and mezzo-soprano), layered sounds, and mesmerising ostinati, with full-blooded climaxes.
Genre: Classical: Orchestral
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Chiaroscuro Overture
Philharmonia Britannica & Peter Fender
6:09 $0.99
2. Elegy for Cello and Orchestra (feat. Jonathan Bloxham)
Philharmonia Britannica & Peter Fender
10:33 $0.99
3. Canzona II
Philharmonia Britannica & Peter Fender
5:47 $0.99
4. Speechless: I. Heaven (feat. Norma Ritchie)
Philharmonia Britannica & Peter Fender
3:26 $0.99
5. Speechless: II. Impressions in Sand (feat. Norma Ritchie)
Philharmonia Britannica & Peter Fender
5:07 album only
6. Speechless: III. Speechless (feat. Norma Ritchie)
Philharmonia Britannica & Peter Fender
6:20 $0.99
7. All for Love (feat. Catherine Evison)
Philharmonia Britannica & Peter Fender
10:33 $0.99
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Album Notes
New classical music ... who needs it? Isn't it either an unintelligible serious of squeaks or just totally derivative? Certainly not! Here is music that you can listen to without feeling you're about to wince but also bears repeated listening because it's interesting! Yes, there are some tunes, and there is a clear structure to the music, but it has its own feel rather than making you think that you've heard it all before.

Peter Fender is a vastly experienced musician. Beginning the fiddle aged 8 he subsequently also played viola, piano, organ, guitar and bass guitar in various orchestras and bands in his native England and around the world. In recent years he has focused more on conducting and composing, and now regularly conducts a range of orchestral and opera performances. As a teenager he composed some impossibly difficult violin music, and bits of an unfinished symphony (which his music teacher thought was far too ambitious … “Learn to walk before you run” was roughly the advice!), but he has only started composing in earnest in recent years.

"Speechless" is the first collection of his orchestral music. The tracks range from the upbeat Chiaroscuro Overture, to the contemplative All for Love ... from music with a steady clear beat to music that shifts like sand under your toes ... from the powerful and almost violent to the softest of whispers ... with wonderful contributions from three soloists: Jonathan Bloxham (cello), Cat Evison (tenor sax), and Norma Ritchie (mezzo-soprano).



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