Christine Pendrill (cor anglais)
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis
A high density DSD recording, live at the Barbican:
September 2003 (The World's Ransoming) February 2007 (The Confession of Isobel Gowdie)
This title from LSO Live is the 50th release on the label and the first to feature the music of James MacMillan, a composer with whom both the LSO and Sir Colin Davis have a long association.
Born in 1959, MacMillan has established himself over the past two decades as one of the world’s leading composers. He draws heavily on Catholicism, socialism and Scottish patriotism for inspiration.
The World’s Ransoming was the first of three works commissioned from MacMillan by the LSO in 1996. Inspired by liturgies on Maundy Thursday, it is essentially a concerto for cor anglais, premiered and played here again by the LSO’s principal cor anglais Christine Pendrill.
The Confession of Isobel Gowdie is the work that established MacMillan’s reputation and remains o