Recordings

CD release with the Centrediscs label and Naxos distribution:

Canadian Music: Sesquicentennial CD

One of our objectives is to bring to the public awareness musical repertoire of the highest quality that would otherwise remain forgotten. As Canada celebrates its 150th year, for its first CD, the Symphonova Orchestra creates a sound document of eight decades of symphonic composition by Canadian composers. Curated by Professor Elaine Keillor C.M., the CD includes works published by the Canadian Musical Heritage Society that have not been previously recorded and rarely performed. With this new recording, Canadians have the opportunity to discover and enjoy this legacy of artistic endeavour in symphonic sound during the first eight decades of the country's existence. read more

Programme

Calixa Lavallée - La Patrie (1874)
Clarence Lucas: Overture Macbeth (ca. 1900)
Rodolphe Mathieu: Trois Préludes (between 1912 and 1915)
Ernest MacMillan: Overture (1924)
Murray Adaskin - Serenade for Strings (1934)
Violet Archer - Capriccio for Hand Timpani (1939)
JGeorge-Émile Tanguay - Pavane (1936)
John Weinzweig - Suite: Our Canada (1943)





Recording the symphonic works by General Sir Maurice Grove Taylor (1881-1961)

Sir Maurice Grove Taylor KCB, CMG, DSO (1881-1961) led a fascinating life, retiring at the age of 60 as commanding officer of the Royal Engineers in England. His passionate avocation, though, was to compose music. Symphonova was commissioned to record his full orchestral legacy.

Repertoire

Piano Concerto Elaine Keillor, piano
Violin Concerto Midori Komachi, violin
Cello Concerto (arr.) Joan Harrison, cello
Sea Music
Llyn Maelog
Intermezzo
Sunrise Ballet
Andante Cantabile
Valse Noël


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