SPARKS vol ii

works for orchestra

Dave Dexter

William C. White

Simon Andrews

Rain Worthington

Allen Brings

John A. Carollo

John Franek

Jeff Mangels


Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra

Stanislav Vavřínek conductor

Jiří Petrdlík conductor


The album SPARKS VOL. 2 couldn't be more aptly named, as bows bend and sparks fly in this  vibrant collection of pieces for string orchestra. Bound to please modernists and traditionalists  alike, this eclectic collection contains pieces by Dave Dexter, William C. White, Simon Andrews, Rain  Worthington, Allen Brings, John Carollo, John Franek, and Jeff Mangels. While the pool of  inspiration might be diverse – ancient myths, dance, chaos, rites of passage, reflection and  homesickness for a place which (may have) never existed – the pieces are united by their display of raw musical energy, an undercurrent of longing, as well as profundity in both technical and  emotional terms.


Release Date: March 12, 2021

Catalog #: NV6337

Format: Digital





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