VA - Benjamin: Into the Little Hill; Dream of the Song; Flight (2017)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 220 MB
Label: Nimbus Records | Tracks: 15 | Time: 64:09 min
Written in his late teens: Flight, for solo flute, whose swooping crests and curlicues are fervently relished in Michael Cox's performance. Benjamin describes the piece as 'inspired by the sight of birds soaring and dipping over the peaks of the Swiss Alps'. Listening to the piece you'll hear a panoply of songs surfing the musical thermals in the alpine either: low, long-breathed cries and calls, filigree flocks of ornamentation in the atmospheric heights of the flute's register, a chorus of vapors conjured by a single instrument.