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Solace

Oliver Davis

Solace

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212066829
Catnr: SIGCD 668
Release date: 05 March 2021
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Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212066829
Catalogue number
SIGCD 668
Release date
05 March 2021
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About the album

Recorded at the height of the international Covid lockdown, Oliver Davis’s sixth album for Signum is a feat of both technological as well as artistic achievement. Following from draws together artists from across the globe for a selection of moving works for a variety of forces – recording a violinist in Los Angeles, a piano duo in The Netherlands, a guitarist in Argentina and the Budapest Scoring Orchestra conducted by Péter Illényi in Budapest. Davis’s previous albums with Signum have reached the top 10 on both iTunes Classical and UK Specialist Classical Charts multiple times, receiving numerous five-star reviews and well over a million streams on Apple Music.

British composer Oliver Davis has parlayed a long record as a composer of film and television scores into a successful career as a composer of orchestral music that in performance have attracted top-notch London orchestras and soloists. He has also been active as a composer of ballet – most recently premiering Lineage with choreographer Edwaard Liang at New York City Ballet’s prestigious Fall Fashion Gala.

Artist(s)

Oliver Davis (piano)

Oliver Davis graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1994 and has since composed numerous concertos, ballet scores, albums, soundtracks and television scores working with many of the major London orchestras. Davis’ debut album Flight, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra with soloist Kerenza Peacock, was released in March 2015 and quickly rose to number 2 in the UK Specialist Classical Charts with 5 star reviews in both the UK and US. In addition it was chosen as Featured Album of the Week on Classic FM and was broadcast daily on the station. Several pieces from the album Flight have been used for a ballet choreographed by Ma Cong for the Tulsa Ballet Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After the release of Flight came Davis’ second album Seasons in October 2015. This album featured his work Anno,...
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Oliver Davis graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1994 and has since composed numerous concertos, ballet scores, albums, soundtracks and television scores working with many of the major London orchestras.
Davis’ debut album Flight, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra with soloist Kerenza Peacock, was released in March 2015 and quickly rose to number 2 in the UK Specialist Classical Charts with 5 star reviews in both the UK and US. In addition it was chosen as Featured Album of the Week on Classic FM and was broadcast daily on the station.
Several pieces from the album Flight have been used for a ballet choreographed by Ma Cong for the Tulsa Ballet Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
After the release of Flight came Davis’ second album Seasons in October 2015. This album featured his work Anno, a contemporary take on Vivaldi’s Quattro Stagioni. This album also charted in the UK top 10 and was Album of the Week on Classic FM and in the Mail on Sunday.
Following this release came Dance, recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road studios and released in September 2016. This too became Classic FM’s Album of the Week and featured in their ‘Best of 2016’ show. Various pieces from Dance and Flight were used to create the ballet Dance Odyssey, choreographed by Peter Walker and performed by New York City Ballet. Following the ballet’s premiere in January 2018, The New York Times described the music as ‘charming, lyrical, Arcadian’.
Davis’ fourth album, Liberty, was released in February 2018. This reached number 1 in the iTunes Classical Charts and was also Classic FM’s Album of the Week. Pieces from Liberty formed a new ballet Bacchus, choreographed by Matthew Neenan for Pacific Northwest Ballet and premiered in March 2019. Davis’ next album, Arcadia, featured a piano piece of the same name, which on its release achieved over a million streams on Apple Music. The album reached number 1 in the iTunes Classical Charts, number 4 in the UK Classical Charts and 15 in the US Billboard Charts. September 2019 saw the premiere of Edwaard Liang’s Lineage, set to music by Davis, at New York City Ballet’s prestigious Fall Fashion Gala. The ballet featured costumes designed by fashion icon Anna Sui.
Solace was released in 2021. It was a lockdown album which saw performers record remotely all around the world. It entered the US Billboard Charts at no.12 and was both Classic FM’s and Scala Radio’s Album of the Week. Interviews on both BBC Radio 3 and Scala Radio followed, with the title piece being selected by Sidra Bell for her choreographic debut at New York City Ballet’s Fall Fashion Gala 2021. The following year saw the release of the seventh album, Air. Its multi genre style included songs performed by Grace Davidson and Jeremy Budd, in addition to violin concertos performed by Kerenza Peacock and Benjamin Baker. Both violinists performed on the ballet The Veil Between Worlds, which was written for Edwaard Liang and Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Air was Classic FM’s Album of the Week and Scala Radio’s Album of the Weekend. Several pieces from the album have now formed new ballets that have premiered in the US.
In April 2023 Davis collaborated with Celine Gettins, Principal with Birmingham Royal Ballet, to create Jubilate, a new ballet celebrating the coronation of King Charles III.


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Budapest Scoring Symphonic Orchestra

Budapest Scoring combines centuries of musical heritage with modern state-of-the-art analogue and digital recording equipment. In the 1980s, film studios began looking to locations outside of the United States and the United Kingdom to record the highest quality film music within their shrinking budgets and turned to Budapest. Becoming the first and one of the best-loved destinations for film scoring sessions, Budapest has hosted Jerry Goldsmith, Michel Legrand, Alan Menken, Ennio Morricone and others who flew to Hungary to record music for movies such as Rambo, A Christmas Carol, Lionheart, Extreme Prejudice and Rent-a-Cop. The orchestral players hail from the most prestigious Hungarian symphonic orchestras, and are trained in modern as well as classical techniques. The heart of the Budapest Scoring...
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Budapest Scoring combines centuries of musical heritage with modern state-of-the-art analogue and digital recording equipment. In the 1980s, film studios began looking to locations outside of the United States and the United Kingdom to record the highest quality film music within their shrinking budgets and turned to Budapest. Becoming the first and one of the best-loved destinations for film scoring sessions, Budapest has hosted Jerry Goldsmith, Michel Legrand, Alan Menken, Ennio Morricone and others who flew to Hungary to record music for movies such as Rambo, A Christmas Carol, Lionheart, Extreme Prejudice and Rent-a-Cop.
The orchestral players hail from the most prestigious Hungarian symphonic orchestras, and are trained in modern as well as classical techniques. The heart of the Budapest Scoring Symphonic Orchestra features members of Concerto Budapest, with over 100 years of history.

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Péter Illényi (conductor)

Composer(s)

Oliver Davis

Oliver Davis graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1994 and has since composed numerous concertos, ballet scores, albums, soundtracks and television scores working with many of the major London orchestras. Davis’ debut album Flight, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra with soloist Kerenza Peacock, was released in March 2015 and quickly rose to number 2 in the UK Specialist Classical Charts with 5 star reviews in both the UK and US. In addition it was chosen as Featured Album of the Week on Classic FM and was broadcast daily on the station. Several pieces from the album Flight have been used for a ballet choreographed by Ma Cong for the Tulsa Ballet Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After the release of Flight came Davis’ second album Seasons in October 2015. This album featured his work Anno,...
more

Oliver Davis graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1994 and has since composed numerous concertos, ballet scores, albums, soundtracks and television scores working with many of the major London orchestras.
Davis’ debut album Flight, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra with soloist Kerenza Peacock, was released in March 2015 and quickly rose to number 2 in the UK Specialist Classical Charts with 5 star reviews in both the UK and US. In addition it was chosen as Featured Album of the Week on Classic FM and was broadcast daily on the station.
Several pieces from the album Flight have been used for a ballet choreographed by Ma Cong for the Tulsa Ballet Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
After the release of Flight came Davis’ second album Seasons in October 2015. This album featured his work Anno, a contemporary take on Vivaldi’s Quattro Stagioni. This album also charted in the UK top 10 and was Album of the Week on Classic FM and in the Mail on Sunday.
Following this release came Dance, recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road studios and released in September 2016. This too became Classic FM’s Album of the Week and featured in their ‘Best of 2016’ show. Various pieces from Dance and Flight were used to create the ballet Dance Odyssey, choreographed by Peter Walker and performed by New York City Ballet. Following the ballet’s premiere in January 2018, The New York Times described the music as ‘charming, lyrical, Arcadian’.
Davis’ fourth album, Liberty, was released in February 2018. This reached number 1 in the iTunes Classical Charts and was also Classic FM’s Album of the Week. Pieces from Liberty formed a new ballet Bacchus, choreographed by Matthew Neenan for Pacific Northwest Ballet and premiered in March 2019. Davis’ next album, Arcadia, featured a piano piece of the same name, which on its release achieved over a million streams on Apple Music. The album reached number 1 in the iTunes Classical Charts, number 4 in the UK Classical Charts and 15 in the US Billboard Charts. September 2019 saw the premiere of Edwaard Liang’s Lineage, set to music by Davis, at New York City Ballet’s prestigious Fall Fashion Gala. The ballet featured costumes designed by fashion icon Anna Sui.
Solace was released in 2021. It was a lockdown album which saw performers record remotely all around the world. It entered the US Billboard Charts at no.12 and was both Classic FM’s and Scala Radio’s Album of the Week. Interviews on both BBC Radio 3 and Scala Radio followed, with the title piece being selected by Sidra Bell for her choreographic debut at New York City Ballet’s Fall Fashion Gala 2021. The following year saw the release of the seventh album, Air. Its multi genre style included songs performed by Grace Davidson and Jeremy Budd, in addition to violin concertos performed by Kerenza Peacock and Benjamin Baker. Both violinists performed on the ballet The Veil Between Worlds, which was written for Edwaard Liang and Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Air was Classic FM’s Album of the Week and Scala Radio’s Album of the Weekend. Several pieces from the album have now formed new ballets that have premiered in the US.
In April 2023 Davis collaborated with Celine Gettins, Principal with Birmingham Royal Ballet, to create Jubilate, a new ballet celebrating the coronation of King Charles III.


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01.
Clarity
03:19
(Oliver Davis) Kerenza Peacock, Jonathan Hill, Budapest Scoring Symphonic Orchestra
02.
Solace
04:25
(Oliver Davis) Jonathan Hill
03.
This Mortal Man
04:52
(Oliver Davis) Grace Davidson, Oliver Wass
04.
Narcissus and Echo
03:12
(Oliver Davis) Oliver Davis, Grace Davidson, Benedict Moriarty, Sam Brophy
05.
Equinox: I
03:12
(Oliver Davis) Kerenza Peacock
06.
Equinox: II
02:54
(Oliver Davis) Kerenza Peacock
07.
Guitar Concerto: I
03:13
(Oliver Davis) Sergio Puccini, Oliver Wass
08.
Guitar Concerto: II
02:25
(Oliver Davis) Sergio Puccini, Oliver Wass, Oliver Davis
09.
Guitar Concerto: III
02:56
(Oliver Davis) Sergio Puccini, Oliver Wass, Oliver Davis, Henry Hanssen
10.
Kaleidoscope: I
03:06
(Oliver Davis) Beth & Flo
11.
Kaleidoscope: II
02:28
(Oliver Davis) Beth & Flo
12.
Kaleidoscope: III
02:19
(Oliver Davis) Beth & Flo
13.
Sun Stands Still
02:17
(Oliver Davis) Oliver Davis, Benedict Moriarty
14.
Bute Cello Duets: I
01:26
(Oliver Davis) Oliver Davis
15.
Bute Cello Duets: II
01:08
(Oliver Davis) Katherine Jenkinson, Nicholas Holland
16.
Bute Cello Duets: III
01:26
(Oliver Davis) Katherine Jenkinson, Nicholas Holland
17.
Eros and Psyche: I
01:58
(Oliver Davis) Grace Davidson, Huw Watkins, Oliver Wass
18.
Eros and Psyche: II
03:33
(Oliver Davis) Grace Davidson, Huw Watkins, Oliver Wass
19.
Eros and Psyche: III
03:10
(Oliver Davis) Grace Davidson, Huw Watkins, Oliver Wass
20.
Eros and Psyche: IV
03:44
(Oliver Davis) Grace Davidson, Huw Watkins, Oliver Wass, Sam Brophy, Benedict Moriarty
21.
Save Me
03:14
(Oliver Davis) Oliver Davis, Grace Davidson
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