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  1. 1Phoenix Processional
    Dan Locklair
  2. 2Sick Autumn
    Paul Burke
  3. 3Dance in the Sepulchre
    Paul Burke
  4. 4The lighted city is dark
    Paul Burke
  5. 5anyone lived in a pretty how town
    Paul Burke
  6. 650cc
    Paul Burke
  7. 7Triptyk I
    Torbjörn Hultmark
  8. 8Triptyk II
    Torbjörn Hultmark
  9. 9Triptyk III
    Torbjörn Hultmark
  10. 10Silver Tree Fanfare
    Solfa Carlile
  11. 11Proclamation
    Dan Locklair
  12. 12Illumination
    Dan Locklair
  13. 13Procession
    Dan Locklair
  14. 14Exultation
    Dan Locklair

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Illuminations, Dances & Poems

Illumina Duo

  • Catalogue
    CR039
  • Engineering
    Adaq Khan
  • Ensemble
    Illumina Duo
  • Trumpet
    Ellie Lovegrove
  • Organ
    Richard Moore
  • Recorded
    Portsmouth Cathedral
  • Producer
    Timothy Wakerell
  • Assist. Producer
    Andrew King
  • Cover Art
    William Lavender
  • Creative Dir
    John Bevan
  • Exec Producer
    Adrian Green

Introduction

The illuminating dance of poetry, the poetic dance of illumination, and the dancing illumination of poetry are the heartbeat of the music on this recording.

In the lofty architecture of Dan Locklair’s music, the intense character pieces of Paul Burke and Solfa Carlisle, and in the harrowing journey towards consolation which is Torbjörn Hultmark’s Triptyk, rhythm, harmony, and the trumpet and the organ combine to tell the unending story of life through dance, poetry, and illumination.

Illumina Duo

Attracted to the vast sound world for trumpet and organ, Ellie Lovegrove and Richard Moore decided to form a musical partnership as Illumina Duo in 2012. This recording is a culmination of ve years’ music-making in the rich aural landscape created by the fusion of the two instruments, which has included commissioning music from emerging British composers Paul Burke and Solfa Carlile.

Ellie enjoys a freelance career in London, performing with a large variety of orchestras and small ensembles, for sessions, shows, and solo engagements. She has undertaken work with orchestras including the BBC Concert Orchestra, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia, and on period instrument with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. As a chamber musician, she has performed for the London Handel Festival, and can be heard regularly with brass quintet Chaconne Brass in recitals and recordings. She also frequently performs for West End show Les Miserables, and with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In addition to Illumina Duo, solo engagements have included Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 at St John’s, Smith Square, and fanfares for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She has delivered masterclasses at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, which also included contemporary music recitals. Ellie studied at the Royal College of Music, London, where she won the Brass Ensemble Prize and Brass Concerto Competition. Her professors included Paul Benniston and Michael Laird.

Richard read Music at Oxford, before taking up a place at the Royal College of Music, studying repertoire with David Graham and improvisation with Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin, graduating from the MMus degree with distinction, and attaining the Walford Davies prize in organ performance. Alongside these studies, he was the organ scholar of St Paul’s Cathedral, where he played at a number of important occasions, including the funeral of Baroness Thatcher. After leaving St Paul’s, he spent a year as Acting Assistant Organist of St Martin-in-the-Fields, a particular highlight of which was a service to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, in the presence of HM Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family, and broadcast on BBC television. Richard continues his studies with David Graham and Bine Katrine Bryndorf.

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