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Gloriette is the name of the building in which this cello and piano piece was first performed at Leeds Castle in August 2008. There can be few more beautiful buildings in the country. Dating from the thirteenth century, it was home to many of the Medieval Queens of England and was transformed into a royal palace by Henry VIII for Catherine of Aragon. The nostalgic opening melody is the prelude to moments of turbulence and drama as well as passages of real tenderness.

from notes by Patrick Hawes © 2009


Hawes: Fair Albion
SIGCD178Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD178 track 10

Recording date
4 June 2009
Recording venue
Air Studios, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Alexander Van Ingen
Recording engineer
Nick Taylor & Tom Bullen
Hyperion usage
  1. Hawes: Fair Albion (SIGCD178)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: November 2009
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