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Insomnia - Allan Clayton (tenor); Aurora Orchestra; Nicholas Collon (conductor)
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  1. Sleep, song for voice & piano (Elizabethan Songs No. 4)
  2. Les Baricades mistérieuses, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, II, 6e ordre)
  3. Nocturne, for tenor, 7 instruments & strings, Op. 60
  4. Blackbird
  5. Pastoral Symphony
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  1. Sleep, song for voice & piano (Elizabethan Songs No. 4)
  2. Les Baricades mistérieuses, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, II, 6e ordre)
  3. Nocturne, for tenor, 7 instruments & strings, Op. 60
  4. Blackbird
  5. Pastoral Symphony
  6. Poème symphonique, for 100 metronomes, 10 performers & 1 conductor
  7. I've Been High
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Britain's young Aurora Orchestra seems to be following a past of thematic programs that innovatively blend classical and popular pieces in challenging ways. The idea is a good one, and it worked especially well on their Road Trip album, evoking American landscapes and ideas with works by Copland, Ives, Adams, and Paul Simon, among others. The orchestra and conductor Nicholas Collon try to replicate that program structure on Insomnia, which sure enough delivers pieces closely or more distantly related to the concept of sleep ...

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Insomnia 2015, Warner Classics

UPC: 825646082230

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