Illumination: Piano Works of Victoria Bond
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Paul Barnes performs world premiere recording of Victoria Bond's new work based on Byzantine chant.

The compositions on this album represent more than 20 years of creative collaboration between composer Victoria Bond and pianist Paul Barnes. It began in 1999 with the recording of Black Light when Barnes first introduced Bond to the communion hymn Potirion Sotiriu. That started an exploration of three distinctive Byzantine chants. The two piano concertos were recorded earlier and are re-released here. All of these works are related to each other in that they are about the mystical quality of light. Victoria Bond leads a multifaceted career as composer, conductor, lecturer, and artistic director of Cutting Edge Concerts. Her works have been performed around the world and her recordings appear on numerous labels including Albany Records and Naxos. Pianist Paul Barnes continues to electrify audiences with his intensely expressive playing and cutting-edge programming.
Contents:
Victoria Bond, composer
Illuminations on Byzantine Chant
Paul Barnes (piano)

Victoria Bond, composer
Ancient Keys
Paul Barnes (piano); Slovak Radio Orchestra; Kirk Trevor (conductor)

Victoria Bond, composer
Black Light
Paul Barnes (piano); Philharmony Bohuslav Martinu; Kirk Trevor (conductor)

Traditional
Byzantine Chant
Paul Barnes (chanter)

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