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SILENCE OF THE NIGHT
ZHENG-YU WU (violin); CAROLINE MacPHIE (soprano);
DAVID JONES (piano) with ensemble

British composer JEFFREY LEWIS has produced some absolutely stunning music - modernist in some ways but always reaching out to the listener - deeply spiritual and hauntingly beautiful, especially the wonderful Silentia Noctis for soprano and piano. Anyone wanting a perfect introduction to the best ofr contemporary music should look no further.

playing time: 70.37
direct sale price:  £12.99
audio  sample: "Scena" for violin and piano (beginning)  
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tracks:
SILENTIA NOCTIS
(Caroline MacPhie, soprano, David Jones, piano)
DUOLOGUE
SCENA
(Zheng-Yu Wu, violin, David Jones, piano)
SERENO
David Jones, piano
STRATOS
William Stafford (clarinet), Sophie Mather (violin), Hester Chapman (cello), Toby Kearney (glockenspiel),
Daniel Jones (vibraphone), James Faulkner (electric guitar), Ian Tate (piano) : directed by David Jones

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“[Silentia Noctis] has a vocal line acutely sensitive to the texts and a hinting, alluding and prompting piano line, this is a fine and in many ways compelling setting. Caroline MacPhie and David Jones, both excellent. [Duologue is a] thoroughly convincing and appealing work. Lewis has been admirably served by his engineers and by committed and subtly performances” – Jonathan Woolf (Music Web)