- 01. An Unexpected Light18'46"
- 02. A Hidden Light10'15"
- 03. Geda's Weavings: The First Weaving8'04"
- 04. Geda's Weavings: The Second Weaving5'03"
- 05. Geda's Weavings: The Third Weaving5'36"
- 06. Songs for Rusne: Oi, toli, toli2'56"
- 07. Songs for Rusne: Vativoolo/ O ginali ginali1'30"
- 08. Songs for Rusne: Pute vejas1'51"
- 09. Songs for Rusne: A-a, a-a, mazulyte2'32"
- 10. Songs for Rusne: Saulala motula1'37"
- 11. Songs for Rusne: Saulala motula1'44"
- 12. ...an angel reads my open book…: spring: father's orchard2'05"
- 13. ...an angel reads my open book…: a dream: autumn in palanga1'12"
- 14. ...an angel reads my open book…..: traces of the toad cult found alongside veprynas lake2'46"
- 15. ...an angel reads my open book….: the collective request of the dead country children of pateru village1'54"
- 16. ...an angel reads my open book….: bell music for st casimir2'37"
- 17. The Bride's Journey in Three Songs and a Memory: I the love song before the wedding1'35"
- 18. The Bride's Journey in Three Songs and a Memory: II the song sung returning from the wedding3'19"
- 19. The Bride's Journey in Three Songs and a Memory: III lamenting a week after the wedding2'28"
- 20. The Bride's Journey in Three Songs and a Memory: IV a memory of days before the wedding0'49"
Sadie Harrison's violin concerto An Unexpected Light is coupled with chamber music exploring the folk musics of Lithuania, the Northern Caucasus and the Near East, and invoking Bartok’s treatment of his native Hungarian folksong. The music is performed by the Lithuanian artists for whom it was written, and was recorded in Vilnius.
“The third movement of … an angel reads my open book… sums up the attractions of Sadie Harrsion’s engagement with the folk art of Lithuania. This is a music of concise forms, subtle textures and very direct expression. An absorbing and appealing compilation.”
"NMC has struck gold ... A wonderful sequence which held us enthralled, playing the programme through with only one brief pause; a marvellous 'concert' which builds on the legacy of Bartok's and Kodaly's pioneering collecting blong ago, and gives 'cross-over' a new and enriched meaning; a disc to which we will return."
‘All credit to the performers here for invoking the very special sound world the composer evokes.’ Fanfare
Sadie Harrison’s music is published by the University of York Music Press.
The works on this disc were recorded in the Great Hall of the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society, Vilnius: An Unexpected Light was recorded on 23 February 2004; A Hidden Light, ...an angel reads my open book... and Songs for Rusne on 14-15 February 2005; and Geda’s Weavings and The Bride’s Journey on 30-31 January 2006.
Recording Engineer/ Producer: DAVID LEFEBER
Assistant Engineer: BALYS RAGENAS
Design by FRANCOIS HALL
Cover photo by SADIE HARRISON
(P) 2007 NMC Recordings Ltd