Justin Connolly - Triad III • Cinquepaces Op.5 • Poems of Wallace Stevens I • Verse Op.7b

Verse: John Alldis Choir
Triad III: Vesuvius Ensemble
Janet Craxton, oboe, Brian Hawkins, viola, Charles Tunnell, cello
Cinquepaces: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Philip Jones, trumpet, Elgar Howarth, trumpet, Ifor James, horn, John Iveson, trombone, John Fletcher, tuba
Poems of Wallace Stevens I: Jane Manning, soprano
The Nash Ensemble, Justin Connolly, conductor

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 2008 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.305
UPC/EAN: 5020926030528
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 56.48
Price: £ 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

Recorded St Johnís, Smith Square, London, 1972
The original analogue master recordings were made in association with the British Council and were first released in 1972 on ARGO ZRG 747.


Distinguishing features of Justin Connollyís compositions include a thrilling technical virtuosity at the service of expressive clarity, judicious juxtaposition of stasis and dynamism and a kaleidoscopic handling of short cell-like motifs within logically developed structures. This disc presents a representative selection of works from the 1960s, a time of both consolidation and experimentation for the composer, who had found his distinctive musical language and was exploring its range and flexibility through the medium of various instrumental and vocal ensembles.


Verse Op. 7b (1969) for 8 soloists (SSAATTBB) Justin Connolly (b. 1933) 11.53
1 1 The world a hunting is 4.46
2 2 When silent I 7.07
Triad III Op. 8 (1966) for Oboe, Viola and Cello Justin Connolly (b. 1933) 16.56
3 1 Vivace 6.15
4 2 Misterioso 3.40
5 3 7.01
Cinquepaces Op. 5 (1965) for Brass Quintet Justin Connolly (b. 1933) 16.31
6 1 Prelude 2.25
7 2 Cinquepace I 3.27
8 3 Interlude I 1.47
9 4 Cinquepace II 3.03
10 5 Interlude II 1.08
11 6 Cinquepace III 4.47
Poems of Wallace Stevens I Op. 9 (1967) for Soprano and 7 Instruments Justin Connolly (b. 1933) 11.36
12 1 Tattoo 3.12
13 2 Anecdote of the Prince of Peacocks 3.17
14 3 The Snow Man 5.11