Hughes: Time, Space & Change
Format: COMPACT DISC
Orchestra of Sound and Light; Hughes, Ed; Smith, Nicholas; New Music Players
Ed Hughes is a master of composition to the highest degree; his works have been premiered and performed around the world and include operas, music for silent films, chamber, orchestral and piano works – and those just on his recordings for Metier. He has received commissions from London Sinfonietta, The Opera Group, Brighton Festival, Glyndebourne and major ensembles. He won the British Composer Award for his Chaconne for Jonathan Harvey. This new album reflects his deep interest in ancient music and poetry (as demonstrated by Sinfonia for chamber orchestra), and also the landscape and natural features of Sussex (Cuckmere: A Portrait) but however local the inspiration, Hughes’s work has universal appeal.