Recording `Mysteries of the Horizon’

Here are three short video clips of Harmen Vanhoorne recording Nigel’s new cornet concerto `Mysteries of the Horizon’ with Brassband Buizingen under the direction of Luc Vertommen on Sunday 1st July 2012. There are two clips taken from the third movement `The Flavour of Tears’ and one from the fourth `The Discovery of Fire’

`The Flavour of Tears’ (Clip 1)

[youtube width=”430″ height=”329″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx-4Yv5s0pA[/youtube]

`The Flavour of Tears’ (Clip 2)

[youtube width=”430″ height=”329″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWjQ-pEBhAY[/youtube]

`The Discovery of Fire’

[youtube width=”430″ height=”329″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juJBOHnOaa0&feature=plcp[/youtube]

The Brussels based poet Martin Westlake has written an evocative poem (below) to go with Nigel’s concerto, inspired by four paintings by René Magritte that make up the subject materiel for the work.

Mysteries of the Horizon

Ceci n’est pas un poème:
For pictures are a meaning and
That truth is the mystery.

Please bleed away from our averted eyes,
Your silk-scarfed neck
Separating off the peaks our mountain echoes.
Hat, coat and case, blackjack and net
Wait for the music to end as night falls.
Listen; the sun shines tonight and the lamp
Casts shadows on our reflections.
After all, why should we choose between night and day?
Isn’t that the poetry?
So, let us taste the tears and
May all hairy caterpillars munch
On leafy birds and approaching war
As we consider the eternal truth
That a flaming tuba
Is hard to light and even more difficult to play.

Ceci n’est pas un poème:
For pictures are a meaning and
That truth is the mystery.

Martin Westlake

 


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