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Rude awakening!

composer

 
In setting out to write this piece, I knew I wanted to represent something in ‘real-time’ i.e. running for a bus or boiling an egg perhaps, being two of the more extreme ideas that came to mind. I then thought about ways in which I could incorporate some different moods, wanting to mix it up, and that’s basically how I ended up with the following scenario …

You are lying in bed enjoying a calming sleep, that sweet spot just before you know you are supposed to get up … only you don’t know! You drift off deeper still, perhaps trying to get back into ‘that’ dream, the soothing pulse from a harp turns out in fact to be your alarm clock that you’ve just slept through! There’s a fumble to turn it off … A pause … And then, the realisation … ‘Ahhhhh IDIOT’ … you have minutes to be where you need to be!

from notes by Jason Yarde © 2013

Recordings

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

Track-specific metadata for LSO5061 track 7

Artists
ISRC
GB-DGQ-12-06107
Duration
5'56
Recording date
28 October 2012
Recording venue
LSO St Luke's, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jonathan Stokes
Recording engineer
Neil Hutchinson
Hyperion usage
  1. The Panufnik Legacies, Vol. 1 (LSO5061)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: May 2013
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