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Anthony Ritchie - A Bugle Will Do



"A Bugle will do" is a rich tribute by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra to the works of one of New Zealand's most well loved and influencial composers, Anthony Ritchie. A finalist for "Best Classical Album" in the 2012 New Zealand Music Awards, it includes Richie's 'Symphony No.3', described by Marion Poole as "...compelling, rhythmically dynamic and unashamably honest" and Winner of "The Supreme Achievement Award"’ by The Listener Magazine in 2010. The symphony appears on disk for the first time, along with works that the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has commissioned from Anthony over a 15 year period: 'A Bugle Will Do', an overture dedicated to war hero Sir Charles Upham, 'French Overture', an evocation of life in Paris, and 'Revelations', an exploration of life after death. The linking thread for all these works is emotion - the listener is taken on an exciting and moving journey, with music that delves into what it is to be human. New Zealand's leading orchestra makes a superb job of these works, under the expert guidance of internationally acclaimed and Dunedin-born conductor, Tecwyn Evans.

Anthony Ritchie - A Bugle Will Do


“The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, under the meticulous Tecwyn Evans, gives just over an hour of this solid, well-crafted music a respectful Rolls-Royce treatment” William Dart, New Zealand Herald