Contemporary Music from Ireland, Volume Four

Contemporary Music from Ireland, Volume Four cover

Volume Four in a series of promotional CDs issued without charge by the Contemporary Music Centre to provide a stimulating introduction to the work of Irish composers.

Three H.C. Andersen Fairytales

Three H.C. Andersen Fairytales cover

Three of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytales very attractively set to music by James Wilson.

Charlotte Corday and the Lament of Louis XVI / Passades - Volume I

Charlotte Corday and the Lament of Louis XVI / Passades - Volume I cover

On this CD Roger Doyle presents the first volume of his large-scale work ‘Passades’ (2002-04) which uses music software to capture sounds ‘like a freeze-frame in video.’ The CD also includes ‘Charl


Dreaming cover

Two Irish composers are represented on this CD by Irish pianist Roy Holmes: John Buckley's 'Three Lullabies for Deirdre' and A J Potter's 'Nocturne' in A Minor.

In Winter Light

In Winter Light cover

This compilation of music for guitar and flute reflects John Buckley’s particular interest in these instruments.

Knock on Wood

Knock on Wood cover

Virtuoso Bulgarian percussionist, Tatiana Koleva, performs a dynamic selection of new works for marimba, including Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy’s ‘Paddy’.

from the Book of Longing

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A beautiful collection of works for violin and piano that span ten years of Ian Wilson’s life, a period during which his ideas about and reasons for composing changed considerably.

New Works for Percussion

New Works for Percussion cover

The six members of Slagwerkgroep Den Haag (Percussion Group of The Hague) have 600 instruments and a repertoire that encompasses the entire literature of western percussion music.

Khanda: Five Cities

Khanda: Five Cities cover

Including a CD and DVD, this compilation’s title track by Ronan Guilfoyle blends Irish traditional music and South Indian classical music in a melting pot of improvisation by the group Khanda.

Circle of Light

Circle of Light cover

Contemporary music for choir and organ by Eric Sweeney performed by The Lassus Scholars and Piccolo Lasso under their director, Íte O’Donovan and with the composer as organist.