Between Earth and Sea
TCR040 

(released 18 November 2022 / dyddiad rhyddhau 18 Tachwedd 2022)

'Between Earth and Sea' is the debut release by Trio Anima flautist Matthew Featherstone, harpist Anneke Hodnett, and violist Rosalind Ventris. Since its formation in 2006 at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Trio has delighted audiences across the UK and further afield, and been distinguished by awards - including at the 2012 Royal Overseas League Competition.

This recording champions both brand new British music and enduring repertoire: specially commissioned works from Eloise Gynn and Ashley John Long sit alongside music by distinguished composers Sally Beamish and Hilary Tann, a classic from Bax, and the Trio's own re-imaginings of traditional folk songs.

The release of the album will be marked by a recital in Rhosygilwen on Sunday 20 November 2022 as part of the Fishguard & West Wales International Music Festival.

'Between Earth and Sea' ydy albwm cyntaf Trio Anima – y ffliwtydd Matthew Featherstone, y delynores Anneke Hodnett, a'r feiolydd Rosalind Ventris. Ers ei ffurfio yn 2006 yn Ysgol Gerdd a Drama’r Guildhall, mae’r Triawd wedi plesio cynulleidfaoedd ar draws y DU a thu hwnt, ac wedi cael ei nodweddu gan wobrau – gan gynnwys yng Nghystadleuaeth y Royal Overseas League 2012.

Mae’r recordiad hwn yn hyrwyddo cerddoriaeth Brydeinig newydd sbon a darnau eisoes yn y repertoire: mae gweithiau a gomisiynwyd yn arbennig, gan Eloise Gynn ac Ashley John Long, yn eistedd ochr yn ochr â cherddoriaeth gan y cyfansoddwyr nodedig Sally Beamish a Hilary Tann, clasur o Bax, ac ail-ddychmygiadau’r Triawd ei hun o ganeuon werin draddodiadol.


I ddathlu rhyddhau’r albwm, cynhelir datganiad yn Rhosygilwen nos Sul 20 Tachwedd fel rhan o Ŵyl Gerdd Ryngwladol Abergwaun a Gorllewin Cymru.

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Rosalind Ventris (viola); Matthew Featherstone (flute); Anneke Hodnett (harp)
ffoto/photo: Matthew Thistlewood 

Track list / Rhestr traciau
 

ARNOLD BAX (1883-1953)                                                 

1. Elegiac Trio [10:10]

ASHLEY JOHN LONG (1986)
2. Somewhere Becoming Rain [12:51]

 

TRAD. arr. MATTHEW FEATHERSTONE 
3. Y Gwŷdd [01:39]

SALLY  BEAMISH (1956)
4. Between Earth and Sea [10:03]

JOHN DOWLAND (c.1563-1626) arr. TRIO ANIMA 

5. Flow, my tears [04:43]

 

TRAD. arr ROSALIND VENTRIS 
6. Kingsfold [01:13]

ELOISE GYNN (1985)
7. Song for an Ancient Tree [11:12]

AINDRIAS MAC CRAITH (c.1710-1795) arr. ANNE-MARIE O'FARRELL
8. Slán le Máigh [03:38]

HILARY TANN (1947)
9. From the Song of Amergin [10:59]

 


Total running time: 01:06:31