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Siobhan Lamb, Gerard Presencer And The Suoni Ensemble - Meditations album download
Siobhan Lamb, Gerard Presencer And The Suoni Ensemble - Meditations album download
Performer: Siobhan Lamb
Title: Meditations
Released: 2012
Style: Contemporary
Rating: 4.6/5
FLAC size: 1138 mb | MP3 size: 1886 mb | WMA size: 1860 mb
Genre: Classical

Album · 2012 · 5 Songs. Gerard Presencer & Suoni Ensemble. 5 Songs, 1 Hour 19 Minutes.

Composed By – Siobhan Lamb. Ensemble – Suoni Ensemble. Percussion – Barak Schmool. Soprano Vocals – Mary E. Larew. Tenor Vocals – Sam Sytsma. Trumpet – Gerard Presencer. Viola – Clare Finnimore. Violin – Anne Morphee, Greg Warren Wilson. Recorded at The Royal Academy of Music London.

September 11 at 12:04pm · Public. Suoni Ensemble was feeling positive. Suoni news flash!!! Ticketmaster is down for essential maintenance?!?! So we are selling on the door tonight and MobilePay is totally fine. June 1 at 4:28pm · Public. Gerard Presencer is feeling excited. Kristians Kirke rehearsals for tomorrow night playing the 7 Ages of Man by Siobhan Lamb. May 31 at 6:34pm · Public.

This is an entirely acoustic work based on celebrated poems and is performed in beautiful performance spaces. The Suoni Ensemble have released two albums for Naxos with a third planned for 2017 that is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story The Red Shoes. This new piece features a tap dancer.

Siobhan Lamb creates the musical dialogue by weaving together the lines of a string quartet, a vocal group specialising in medieval chant, a harpist, a percussionist from the world music tradition, as well as for one section the pure sound of a children’s choir. This comes to life with the interaction over the top of trumpeter Gerard Presencer’s improvising mastery, as he responds with his world class playing. Siobhan wanted to infuse the classical tradition with the jazz world in an acoustic setting to allow the sounds their fullest expression  .

Release Date: 2nd Jul 2012. Catalogue No: PRCD2067. Gerard Presencer (trumpet). Lamb, S: My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose.

Gerard Presencer "Danish Radio Big Band" CD Album. Gerard Presencer and Danish Radio Big Band - Groove Travels.

The changing shapes often push the silver-toned Presencer into more intriguing improvisational corners, writes John Fordham. The companion disc The Nightingale and the Rose is a large-scale venture for Denmark's Radio Big Band and National Vocal Ensemble, setting a text by Oscar Wilde within Gil Evans-like blends of woodwinds and low brass sounds, swing, slowly thumping marches, and some scything electric guitar improv in the third movement. Presencer plays everything with typical grace, and Lamb's writing is a real marriage of classical and jazz, though perhaps without drawing much on the newer incarnations of either. But these are ambitious syntheses, and beautifully delivered.

Classical composer and flautist Siobhan Lamb and her husband, Gerard Presencer, the English jazz trumpeter, nonetheless accepted the challenge. The Guardian called it "expansively beautiful. Presencer and Lamb have at the same time also recorded a more ambitious work, The Nightingale and the Rose, based on a short story by Oscar Wilde, which features The Danish Radio Big Band and the Danish National Vocal Ensemble. Quite a change from the trumpeter's work with Rolling Stones' drummer Charlie Watts and pianist Stan Tracey and backing such artists as singers Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell and Sting in the recording studio.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 How Do I Love Thee?
Lyrics By – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
2 My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose
Lyrics By – Robert Burns
3 My Bonnie 11:54
4 Hope
Lyrics By – Emily Dickinson
5 Peace 20:07

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Proprius Musik AB
  • Copyright (c) – Proprius Musik AB


  • Alto Vocals – Naomi Morse
  • Bass Vocals – Christopher Macklin
  • Cello – Andrew Fuller
  • Choir – Children's Choir Of The St William Of York Church Forest Hill London
  • Choir [Choral group] – Uncloistered
  • Composed By – Siobhan Lamb
  • Ensemble – Suoni Ensemble
  • Harp – Hugh Webb
  • Percussion – Barak Schmool
  • Producer – Jeremy Summerly
  • Soprano Vocals – Mary E. Larew
  • Tenor Vocals – Sam Sytsma
  • Trumpet – Gerard Presencer
  • Viola – Clare Finnimore
  • Violin – Anne Morphee*, Greg Warren Wilson


Recorded at The Royal Academy of Music London.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 822359020672
  • Barcode (Text): 8 22359 02067 2
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