PETER MAXWELL DAVIES (b.1934): Black Pentecost for Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone and Orchestra, Stone Litany "Runes from a House of the Dead" for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 10Q071
Format: CD reissue
Description: An impassioned plea against evironmental destruction, Black Pentecost (1979) used texts by Orkney writer George Mackay Brown in a four-movement vocal symphony of 54 minutes. Stone Litany (1973) may be the only work setting Runic texts in Old English, evoking the haunted atmosphere of a Neolithic burial site. Texts and translations included. Della Jones (mezzo), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), BBC Philharmonic; Peter Maxwell Davies. Original 1993 Collins Classics release.