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Parallels I


Parallels consists of two movements. The first movement is a brief scherzando which initially rises above piano only infrequently; the brass, however, interrupt with increasing persistence and quickly whip the music up into a frenzy. After a short pause, the second movement introduces a very different sound world, which is characterised by a slower pace of musical development and much starker textures, some of which are inspired by Japanese Gagaku. After a time, music from the first movement returns, and material from the two movements is superimposed in a variety of different ways. A sinuous alto flute solo provides a brief period of respite before the music rises to a climax which gives way to a brief—and extremely fast—coda.

from notes by Edward Nesbit © 2013


The Panufnik Legacies, Vol. 1
Studio Master: LSO5061Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Track-specific metadata for LSO5061 track 5

Recording date
28 October 2012
Recording venue
LSO St Luke's, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jonathan Stokes
Recording engineer
Neil Hutchinson
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  1. The Panufnik Legacies, Vol. 1 (LSO5061)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: May 2013
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