Andrew Webb-Mitchell

The English Composer

  • "....his competence as an orchestrator is faultless, over-ridden by his genuine creative gifts. Imagine, if you will, a latter-day Tippett at the outset of his career: it is that good.”
    Matthew Robert-Walker
  • "In Songs of Awe and Wonder, Andrew Webb-Mitchell has created a stunning set of symphonic songs on a grand scale. The music is full of passion and heroism, with glorious harmony and beautiful textures...
  • ....The orchestration is beautifully detailed and the vocal writing creates a soaring line that carries the listener right through the vast canvas of the cycle."
    Tasmin Little OBE
  • "What a work it was! I could go on and on about its beauty, accessibility, anti-modern but still new and different, use of color throughout the ensemble, ...But most importantly... The little touch of magic....
  • ....(the) ability to craft a score that was so intense, thick, and full of rich and challenging parts for every individual instrument..
  • and, at the same time, one that the average patron with little musical background can embrace."
    Robert Trocina, Music Director, Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra
  • “Songs of Awe and Wonder is a beautiful, joyous and uplifting new work by a very accomplished composer....
  • ...Soaring vocal lines, sparkling orchestration and direct, vivid storytelling. A great new work.”
    Michael Price
  • "Andrew Webb Mitchell has produced a remarkable and important work in Songs of Awe and Wonder...
  • ...Dedicated to Gustav Mahler, this is passionate music on a grand scale – a modern day Song of the Earth."
    John Lenehan
  • "There is dream, daring and duende in the poetry of Songs of Awe and Wonder....
  • ...The core of these lyrics is their sheer, stark elegiac power reminding me of how I felt the first time I heard Rilke's Duino Elegies."
    David Morley

News


Songs of Awe and Wonder Now Available as CD Release

22nd Nov 2013

 

The physical CD of Andrew’s orchestral song cycle, Songs of Awe and Wonder is now available to buy  from Amazon UK. The disc will also soon be available from Amazon US. A downloadable version of the cycle also went on sale last month and is available on iTunes.

Andrew is delighted to continue his partnership with First Creative who are also producing short films for each of the nine movements. The release of the CD is the culmination of several years of development. It was recorded by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Mikel Toms and features English soprano Elizabeth Bailey and Chinese tenor Hui Jin.

The disc can be can be downloaded here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Songs-Awe-Wonder-Andrew-Webb-Mitchell/dp/B00G3D6I5O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384943437&sr=8-1&keywords=Songs+of+Awe+and+Wonder

Songs of Awe and Wonder is Andrew’s professional debut recording.

 


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