Perpetuo – Reels, Drones & Jigs (2021) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Perpetuo – Reels, Drones & Jigs (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 01:10:12 minutes | 2,06 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Champs Hill Records

The British chamber ensemble Perpetuo seeks to bring chamber music to new audiences through varied collaborations and performances in unusual venues. The group has commissioned new music from several composers and worked with some of the most prominent compositional figures in Britain today. Perpetuo was founded in 2013 by oboist James Turnbull. The group’s membership changes according to the repertory it undertakes, but the players are active professional musicians drawn from the ranks of soloists, chamber players, and orchestral musicians around Britain. Perpetuo has collaborated with figures and venues ranging from theatres, dance companies, and artists to photographers, filmmakers, digital studios, and even chefs. The group has commissioned new music from composers, including David Fennessy, Donald Grant, and Alasdair Nicolson, and has performed music of such leading composers as Thomas Hewitt Jones, Cecilia McDowall, and Roxanna Panufnik. Among Perpetuo’s stated goals is to expose chamber music to new audiences; to this end, the group has performed not only in traditional concert halls but in museums, cafes, and other unexpected locations such as the British tea clipper ship Cutty Sark. Perpetuo has been especially popular as guests at festivals, including St. Magnus (Orkney), Rye, Totally Thames, and Little Venice. Perpetuo served as artists in residence for Metal, a London group active in several English cities that has transformed derelict buildings of historical significance into new community spaces. The group has been broadcast on the BBC 3 radio network and has often offered live streams on video services. Perpetuo has benefited from support from Arts Council England and the PRS Foundation. Perpetuo made its debut recording, Airs, Blues, & Dances, for the Champs Hill label in 2016, featuring Turnbull on oboe and Libby Burgess on piano. The group returned in 2021 on a Naxos recording of Stephen Dodgson’s opera Margaret Catchpole – Two Worlds Apart.
– James Manheim

01. The Black Pearl
02. Canongate
03. The Insomniac’s Jig (or Ms Humphreys’ Lilt)
04. An Open Field (Come Closer, Come Closer)
05. Taladh
06. Airs from Another Planet: I. Strathspey & Reel
07. Airs from Another Planet: II. Traditional Air
08. Airs from Another Planet: III. Jig
09. Airs from Another Planet: IV. Bagpipe Air, with Drones
10. Spring Masque
11. Untold
12. Midhouse Air
13. A Song for Max
14. Pibroch
15. Subject to the Weather