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Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Durham Concerto by Jon Lord

I have been listening to and enjoying Jon Lord's Durham Concerto very much recently.

Commissioned as part of the celebrations to mark the 175th anniversary of the founding of Durham University it is a 6 movement piece performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. It is divided into 3 parts - Morning, Afternoon & Evening and is meant to represent a typical day in the city.

It is both a majestic and stirring piece, with moments of drama and colour. Appropriately it features some nice Northumbrian pipes played by Kathryn Tickell.

Overall, it is an excellent piece of music and I recommend it to anyone interested in accessible, contemporary classical music. It is available on the excellent emusic website (more of which to follow in another post).

Hopefully they will perform it in London at some point - I think it would sound great at the RFH or the Barbican!

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