The Curse of the Queen's Diamond

 
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Dave Lisik
The Curse of the Queen's Diamond

[ Rattle Jazz / CD ]

Release Date: Monday 11 April 2011

Works composed by Dr. David Lisik for a small chamber ensemble of improvising musicians, featuring scholar and performer of traditional New Zealand Māori instruments, Dr. Richard Nunns.

'The Curse of the Queen's Diamond' is a new collection of works composed by Dr. David Lisik for a small chamber ensemble of improvising musicians, featuring scholar and performer of traditional New Zealand Māori instruments (taonga pūoro), Dr. Richard Nunns.

The title of the piece is inspired by the curse of the Koh-i-Noor (mountain of light), once the largest known diamond in the world and currently part of the British Crown Jewels. India and Britain dispute the proper ownership of the diamond and a Hindu text from the 1300s describes a curse that will dethrone or harm male monarchs who wear the gem.

Dave Lisik (trumpet)
Amy Rempel (piano)
Colin Hemmingsen (bass clarinet)
Paul Dyne (bass)
Richard Nunns (taonga pūoro)

Tracks:

Part One: Origin (4.14)
Part Two: The Nest (3.22)
Part Three: Echo (3.50)
Part Four: Early Development (5.50)
Part Five: In Hiding (2.13)
Part Six: Call for Help (6.00)
Part Seven: Mercy (3.38)
Part Eight: Education (4.50)
Part Nine: Contribution (5.12)
Part Ten: Echoes (4.23)
Part Eleven: Passing On (6.18)
Part Twelve: Closing (8.17)