Alan Smale, RTE National Symphony Orchestra & Colman Pearce - Jerome de Bromhead: Orchestral Music
Classical, Orchestral, Contemporary | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:27 min | 337 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017
The vitality of these three works by the Irish composer Jerome de Bromhead (b. 1945) points to the sheer pleasure that their creator takes in writing music. The swirling ebullience of the tone-poem A Lay for a Light Year suggests the scale and energy of the cosmos. The edgy, elegiac lyricism of the Violin Concerto inhabits textures that are brittle and clear like Stravinsky’s. And the more chromatic Second Symphony suggests a vast sense of space behind a glittering foreground of kaleidoscopic orchestral colours.