Colin Currie - Holt: A Table of Noises, St. Vitus in the Kettle & Witness to a Snow Miracle
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 56:58 min | 197 MB
Label: NMC Recordings | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017
This fourth, full-length album of music by multi award-winning composer Simon Holt on NMC showcases his highly narrative orchestral compositions. His violin concerto witness to a snow miracle here performed by the prodigiously talented Chloë Hanslip depicts the story of the life, and particularly gruesome death, of St Eulalia of Merida. From the initial, frenzied cadenza in the solo violin we get a sense of the torment and horror the saint suffered at the hands of the Romans: her flesh torn with hooks, flames applied to the wounds,and her body buried in hot coals. A blanket of snow fell on her ashes, at which point she was declared a saint.