Editors' Notes Composer Oliver Davis’ music teems with energy and joy, the flavors of jazz, folk, and film music coloring his elegantly crafted scores. The ravishing opening suite, Spiral, is a voyage through his influences, its final movement a riotous, Copland-esque hoedown. “Bacchus” is a delightful, mischievous work for pizzicato strings while Liberty takes us from the salons of 18th-century Vienna to the rustic outdoors. The haunting, driving “Lost Lake,” featuring a fiendish, arpeggiated violin part, precedes Chillingham, a setting of poems by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge that uses gorgeous, multilayered vocal effects.

Spiral, for Violin, Piano and Strings
1
2:34
 
2
2:58
 
3
2:46
 
4
1:06
 
5
2:41
 
Morpheus, Cello Concerto
3:05
 
8
3:23
 
9
3:12
 
Liberty, for Violin, Viola, Piano and Strings
10
3:32
 
11
3:33
 
4:48
 
3:03
 
Chillingham, for Soprano, Piano and Strings
14
3:00
 
15
3:34
 
16
2:41
 

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