- Performer:Ian Comboy / Christopher Keyte / Neil Mackie
- Title:Peter Maxwell Davies: The Lighthouse
- Date of release:April 28, 2014
- Recording date:February 22, 1994
- Recording location:Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England
- Size FLAC version1902 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1910 megabytes
- Size WMA version1597 megabytes
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Vocals – Ian Comboy. Vocals – Christopher Keyte. Vocals – Neil Mackie (2). Notes.
Peter Maxwell Davies' haunting and thrilling chamber opera The Lighthouse is heard here in its classic première recording. It shows what might have become of the three men, marooned in their storm-bound tower and overwhelmed by ghostly visions and crazed desperation, creating a dramatic imagining of a story which remains a mystery to this day. Universally acknowledged as one of the foremost composers of our time, Peter Maxwell Davies has made a significant contribution to musical history through his wide-ranging and prolific output. There is no chorus, and the various roles are taken by just three soloists - tenor (Neil Mackie on this recording), baritone (Christopher Keyte), and bass (Ian Comboy). The chamber group consists of flute/ piccolo, clarinet/ bass clarinet, horn, trumpet, trombone, violin, cello, double bass, piano, and a range of percussion.
Album · 2014 · 5 Songs. Davies: The Lighthouse Neil Mackie. The Lighthouse, Pt. 2: Arthur's Song (Arthur, Sandy, Blazes, Officer 1, Officer 2, Officer 3). 25:42.
Bass (Vocal), Primary Artist. Peter Maxwell Davies. Composer, Librettist, Liner Notes. Baritone (Vocal), Primary Artist. Primary Artist, Tenor (Vocal). Members of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Court of Enquiry. Ian Comboy, Christopher Keyte, Neil Mackie. 2. Part 2. Act. The Cry of the Beast. Blazes' Song. 5 Songs, 1 Hour 12 Minutes. Released: May 6, 2014.
Works: The Lighthouse. Performer: Neil Mackie, Christopher Keyte, Ian Comboy; Members of the BBC Philharmonic/Peter Maxwell Davies. The top-flight libretto (by Maxwell Davies himself) imagines what might have happened at the Flannan Isles lighthouse in the Scottish Hebrides, found deserted by its supply ship in 1900.
PERFORMER: Peter Maxwell Davies Peter Maxwell Davies Christopher Keyte Ian Comboy Neil Mackie BBC Philharmonic. More from this artist.
Peter Maxwell Davies. Neil Mackie (tenor), Christopher Keyte (baritone), Ian Comboy (bass). Recorded: 22 February 1994. Recording Venue: The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK. Part 1: Prologue: The Court of Enquiry (Officer 1, Officer 2, Officer 3). 27:24. On a routine tour of duty in December 1900 the supply ship Hesperus discovered the Flannan Isles lighthouse in the Outer Hebrides to be empty, the three keepers apparently having disappeared into thin air. Peter Maxwell Davies’ haunting and thrilling chamber opera The Lighthouse is heard here in its classic première recording.
CreditsSussie Ahlberg - Photography
John Batten - Photography
Chris Christodoulou - Photography
Ian Comboy - Bass (Vocal), Primary Artist
Peter Maxwell Davies - Composer, Librettist, Liner Notes
Christopher Keyte - Baritone (Vocal), Primary Artist
June Keyte - Photography
Neil Mackie - Primary Artist, Tenor (Vocal)
Members of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra - Ensemble
Veronica Slater - Producer
Konstantin Sutyagin - Cover Photo
John Timperley - Engineer
|1||Part 1. Prologue. The Court of Enquiry Peter Maxwell Davies||Ian Comboy / Christopher Keyte / Neil Mackie||27:29|
|2||Part 2. Act. The Cry of the Beast Peter Maxwell Davies||Ian Comboy / Christopher Keyte / Neil Mackie||11:17|
|3||Part 2. Act. Blazes' Song Peter Maxwell Davies||Ian Comboy / Christopher Keyte / Neil Mackie||3:33|
|4||Part 2. Act. Sandy's Song Peter Maxwell Davies||Ian Comboy / Christopher Keyte / Neil Mackie||4:24|
|5||Part 2. Act. Arthur's Song Peter Maxwell Davies||Ian Comboy / Christopher Keyte / Neil Mackie||25:42|