Symphony No. 3 by Peter Maxwell Davies is a thrilling seascape, evoking medieval chant and summoning up the violence of crashing waves. It is also inspired by the symmetry and proportion of Renaissance architecture. The dual themes of order and chaos coalesce in this majestic, brooding and expansive work. Cross Lane Fair is a lighter work, scored for Northumbrian pipes, bodhran (Irish drum) and chamber orchestra and inspired by the memories of a fairground visit during Maxwell Davies's youth. For a limited time, take 20% off any release in this feature.
MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: Symphony No. 3 / Cross Lane Fair
(BBC Philharmonic, Maxwell Davies)
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