Featuring works from Jonathan Harvey’s highly successful residency with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, this disc explore his fascination with Eastern philosophies - from the ecstatic Indian text of White as Jasmine, meditative Tranquil Abiding and ...towards a Pure Land, to the raucous Tibetan brass and percussion of Body Mandala. The disc is completed by Timepieces, Harvey's early work for orchestra with two conductors.
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'Four of the five pieces in this impressive selection of Jonathan Harvey's orchestral pieces deal in different ways with Harvey's deep fascination with eastern religions... All are striking, beautifully achieved pieces.' Guardian
Produced in association with BBC Radio 3
This disc was recorded at City Halls, Glasgow: White as Jasmine and …towards a Pure Land were recorded on 1 February 2007, Body Mandala and Tranquil Abiding on 3 May 2007, and Timepieces on 4 May 2007.
Engineer and digital editing: GRAEME TAYLOR
Producer: SIMON LORD
Executive Producer: COLIN MATTHEWS
Cover image: Tung-chen players at Kirimtse Monastery, Tibet. FOSCO MARAINI / Property Gabinetto Vieusseux © Alinari Archives-Florence
Design: FRANCOIS HALL
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