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Classic Album Covers : for string trio

by James Ledger (2022)

Work Overview

Classic Album Covers is a collection of eight miniatures - each a musical response to some of the most recognisable, most famous or personal favourite album covers from the days of vinyl records. I chose the albums based entirely on the cover artwork and generally not the artist or the music. I have to admit to only owning four out of the eight albums. However, there are a couple of albums that I have listened to countless times. It is safe to say it is definitely a biased, entirely un-scientific and personal list and no poll was undertaken.
Each title is a 'mash-up' of the artist's name with the title of the album
Each miniature is purely a musical response to the artwork. They don't contain any references to the music on the record. The intent was to capture the spirit of the imagery.

Work Details

Year: 2022

Instrumentation: Violin, viola, cello.

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. Neverna -- II. Pink Moon -- III. Born in the Spring -- IV. Strait Arms -- V. Duri Duro -- VI. Oxyjean -- VII. Beabey Road.

Dedication note: Classic Album Covers was written for my friends in the Darlington Trio: Semra, Sally and Jon.

Performances of this work

25 Sep 22: Darlington Hall, Darlington WA. Featuring Semra Lee-Smith, Sally Boud, Jon Tooby.

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