Colin Currie - Holt: A Table of Noises, St. Vitus in the Kettle & Witness to a Snow Miracle (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:57:07 | 132 MB
Label: NMC Recordings | Release Year: 2017
This fourth, full-length album of music by multi award-winning composer Simon Holt on NMC showcases his highly narrative orchestral compositions. His violin concerto ""Witness to a Snow Miracle"" - here performed by the prodigiously taltned Chloe Hanslip - depicts the story of the life, and particularly gruesome death, of St. Eulalia of Merida. From the initial, frenzied cadenza in the solo violin we get a sense of the torment and horror the saint suffered at the hands of the Romans: her flesh torn with hooks, flames applied to the wounds, and her body buried in hot coals. A blanket of snow fell on her ashes, at which point she was declared a saint. Holt's other award-winning concerto on this album is a much more upbeat and quirky affair.