Jerome de Bromhead: Orchestral Music

Catalogue No: TOCC0422
EAN/UPC: 5060113444226
Release Date: 2017-05-01
Composer: Jerome de Bromhead
Artists: Alan Smale, Colman Pearce, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

The vitality of these three works by the Irish composer Jerome de Bromhead (b. 1945) points to the sheer pleasure that their creator takes in writing music. The swirling ebullience of the tone-poem A Lay for a Light Year suggests the scale and energy of the cosmos. The edgy, elegiac lyricism of the Violin Concerto inhabits textures that are brittle and clear like Stravinsky’s. And the more chromatic Second Symphony suggests a vast sense of space behind a glittering foreground of kaleidoscopic orchestral colours.

Alan Smale, violin (Tracks 2–4)
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Colman Pearce, conductor

1 review for Jerome de Bromhead: Orchestral Music

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    “De Bromhead is an interesting prospect and his music on this evidence encompasses neon-lit dream textures and imposingly statuesque brass writing. The music feels well organised and efficient.”

    —Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International

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