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Janet Jennings | play-pen — CD


Janet Jennings | play-pen — CD

Audio/visual Publication year: 2019

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A varied recording of engaging and characterful new music by Janet Jennings, performed by Christina Wilson, Liam Wooding, Luca Manghi and Ben Hoadley. The project takes its name and concept from Jenny Doležel's painting Play-Pen, which featues as the cover image for the album and also inspired one of the piano pieces in the suite (Pictures At The Waikato Museum).

Janet Jenning's specialist area of composition is setting text (particularly New Zealand poetry) to music. She is one of Aotearoa's leading composers for voice.

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Christina Wilson | voice
Liam Wooding | piano
Luca Manghi | flute
Ben Hoadley | bassoon


All the World's a Stage
1. Prologue
2. The First Scene: The Infant
3. The Second Scene: The Whining School-boy
4. The Third Scene: The Lover
5. The Fourth Scene: A Soldier
6. The Fifth Scene: The Justice
7. The Sixth Scene: The Lean Slipper'd Pantaloon
8. The Last Scene: Second Childishness
Pictures at the Waikato Museum
9. Lace (artist: Jacquie Haselden)
10. Play-Pen (artist: Jenny Doležel)
11. The Leading Violinist (artist: Garth Tapper)
12. Landscape with Cathedral (artist: Frances Ellis)
13. Grandparents at the Door (artist: Michael Smither)
A Bird, a Fruit, and a Beast
14. Humming Bird
15. Peach
16. Bat
Prelude, Fugue, Variations, and Chaconne
17. Prelude
18. Fugue
19. Variations
20. Chaconne

Producer | Wayne Laird
Engineer | Simon Lear
Design | Andrew Aguilar
Photography | Kerry Blakeney-williams


60m 56s


Publisher note

Atoll Records