[ Atoll Records / CD ]
Release Date: Monday 12 March 2012
"A hugely enjoyable and rewarding disc of a composer well worth exploring further." (MusicWeb Recording of the Month Nov 2012)
"It's a somewhat salutary experience for someone who likes to think that they know quite a lot about music to be presented with a disc as fine as this by a prolific composer of whom I have never even heard the name let alone a note. If the price of being able to hear it is to feel rather humbled ... I'm happy for the humbling!
The name of New Zealand composer Anthony Ritchie was new to me, as indeed I expect it will be to many in the Northern Hemisphere. That being the case, this disc would seem to act as an excellent calling-card for his orchestral music at least. A hugely enjoyable and rewarding disc of a composer well worth exploring further." (MusicWeb Recording of the Month Nov 2012)
'A Bugle Will Do' features 'Symphony No.3' which appears on disk for the first time, along with works that the NZSO has commissioned from Anthony over a 15 year period.
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra makes a superb job of these works, under the expert guidance of internationally acclaimed and Dunedin-born conductor, Tecwyn Evans.
Winner of The Supreme Achievement Award by The Listener in 2010, 'Symphony No.3' is in the words of Marion Poole "...compelling, rhythmically dynamic and unashamedly honest".
1. A Bugle Will Do
2-3. Symphony No. 3
4. French Overture