BCMG, Azalea, Christopher Austin (conductor), Concordia, Samuel Boden (tenor), Joby Burgess (percussion), Simon Haram (saxophone), Darragh Morgan (violin), Huw Watkins (piano )

This important disc includes all three of Davies’ works for large ensemble: Iris, Falling Angel, and spine. Lesser known works here include make black white, a reconstruction of Dowland’s Flow, My Tears performed by viol consort Concordia; the ritualistic Dark Ground for percussion (Joby Burgess); Loopholes and Lynchpins, a reworking – or unravelling even – of Scarlatti’s keyboard sonata (Huw Watkins), and two short songs: settings of poems by Nick Drake.

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Includes: Dark GroundFalling AngelIrisLoopholes & Lynchpinslouremake black whitespineStaticThis Love
label: NMC
NMC D176