Celtic Twilight - CC5003
The music of Christopher Ball
The music of Christopher Ball has been welcomed as being the continuing traditional English style of Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Finzi but with its own individual voice and orchestral sound.
The Violin Concerto clearly displays these characteristics of mood and melody with its range of emotions from the poetic to the passionate. The two orchestral items: Celtic Twilight and From the Hebrides reveal a strong Celtic influence and the ability to produce a stream of memorable melody.
The 5 Bagatelles for wind trio are in a contrasting style described by MusicWeb International as 'affable and swaggeringly cheery music… witty and utterly attractive'.
"Gould's dazzling solo violin"