Wings of Song

Wings of Song

by James Galway
     
 
James Galway is at his lyrical best on Wings of Song, a collection of popular classical melodies performed by the celebrated flutist, accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra. He brings his famously silvery tone and expressive gift to such familiar tunes as Ravel's "Pavane for a Dead Princess," Satie's third "Gymnopédie," and

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James Galway is at his lyrical best on Wings of Song, a collection of popular classical melodies performed by the celebrated flutist, accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra. He brings his famously silvery tone and expressive gift to such familiar tunes as Ravel's "Pavane for a Dead Princess," Satie's third "Gymnopédie," and Schubert's Ave Maria, while also tooting a surprisingly successful transcription of part of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, Offenbach's "Barcarolle" (joined by Galway's flutist wife Jeanne), and -- on a pair of bonus tracks -- a suite of music from The Lord of the Rings (arranged for Galway by composer Howard Shore and premiered here) and John Denver's "Annie's Song." It's a serene and soothing program, expertly recorded, that's like massage therapy for the ears. Galway fans will snatch this one up fast.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2004
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947750857
catalogNumber:
000302402
Rank:
124541

Tracks

  1. Pavane pour une infante défunte, for piano (or orchestra)
  2. Gymnopedie for piano No. 3
  3. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52
  4. The Dawning Of The Day
  5. En Aranjuez con tu amor, for voice & piano (or guitar) (after the secon
  6. 1st movement. Siciliano. Largo
  7. Act II. Scene 3. Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix. Andantino
  8. Act I. Scene I. Casta diva. Andante sostenuto assai
  9. Pie Jesu. Adagio
  10. Act III. Scene I. Barcarolle. Moderato
  11. Der Engel. Sehr ruhig bewegt
  12. Act III. Scene I. Che farò senza Euridice?. Andante espressivo
  13. 2nd movement. Lento
  14. Wiegenlied (Lullaby). Zart bewegt
  15. A Lord of the Rings Suite
  16. Annie's Song

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