Diese von Joachim-Ernst Berendt produzierte Synthese aus Dichtung und Musik, Hesse und Hamel, Spiritualität und Kunst, Sitar und Kirchenorgel, meditativen Klängen und jazzigen Rhythmen, Stille und Leidenschaft ist einmalig geblieben und legendär geworden. Die CD enthält gegenüber der LP noch drei ergreifende Instrumentalversionen der Stücke ´´Suicide´´, ´´Zarathustra´´ und ´´Om Namo Buddhaya´´.
DescriptionA fantastic Cantata by Nigel Hess, based on The Pied Piper Of Hamelin by Robert Browning, Rats! The Musical is a new take on the story with original, memorable music and witty lyrics. The rats who plague Hamelin are scurrilous punks but fortunatly the Pied Piper has the charisma of a rock star! Ideal for both Middle and Secondary schools with a genuine showbiz feel which has guaranteed appeal for audiences of all ages. Including eight parts plus chorus, the vocal score contains a Piano accompaniment with Flute solo, drums ad lib and optional Guitar. There are 15 modern songs including The Rat Race Rules, A Capital Fellow and Sing With the World.SonglistA Capital FellowA Lost EndeavourAlderman GreedyAn Hour They SatHamelin, HamelinJust In Your MindSing With The WorldThe Piper Just PlayedThe Piper´s SongThe Rat Race RulesWe´re Going Over The WeserWhen I Was YoungYou Should Have Heard The Hamelin PeopleYou´ll Have To Refuse
A 10-minute work which follows the journey of the Thames, from its origins as a few drops of water in Wiltshire to the point where it meets the open sea. Along the way, Hess draws upon many musical links along the Thames, such as an old Wiltshire melody, morris dancing in Oxfordshire, boating songs from Berkshire. With such rich and diverse sources of music across several counties and centuries, this has quite nderstandably become one of Hess´s most popular wind band works to date.
´London Eye´ is an incredibly large rotating wheel situated on the South Bank of the River Thames. This movement depicts a ´flight´ on this riverside wheel, at the top of which the panoramic view of London is breath-taking and the expanse of the music is a suitable depiction of that view.This piece is the second movement of Nigel Hess´ ´New London Pictures´ which represents elements of London in the 21st Century.
Silent Nights is a collection of beautiful carols imaginatively arranged by Nigel Hess for piano solo, suitable for intermediate to advanced players (Grade 5â€´´7).
Nigel Hess´s most recent film score is for ´Ladies in Lavender´, the feature film directed by Charles Dance and starring Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith. Nigel has arranged the main theme from the fim for violin and piano and it is available from this site as a pdf.The soundtrack, performed by virtuoso American violinist Joshua Bell and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, is now available on Sony Classics.