Gilbert, Anthony / On Beholding a Rainbow
Album:On Beholding a Rainbow Collection:Classical
Artist:Gilbert, Anthony Added:May 2005
Label:Nmc Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-06-05 Pull Date:2005-08-07 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Aug 7Jul 10Jun 26Jun 19Jun 12

Recent Airplay
1.Aug 04, 2005:Multiple Personality Disorder
Certain Lights Reflecting 2
4.Jun 18, 2005:The Dog and Pony show
Certain Lights Reflecting 2
2.Jul 05, 2005:Storytime!
Unrise 1
5.Jun 16, 2005:Multiple Personality Disorder
Certain Lights Reflecting 4
3.Jun 23, 2005:Multiple Personality Disorder
Certain Lights Reflecting 2
6.Jun 12, 2005:World's Greatest Actor: Mel Johnson Jr.
On Beholding a Rainbow 1

Album Review
Alex Dunn
Reviewed 2005-06-28 
Modern classical pieces by the English composer Anthony Gilbert. Some tone rows, mostly post-romantic with a wide variety of influences, from Schostakovich to Webern. Rather academic sounding. Rec. 11. 10 , 5 in that order. Also the first minute of 3, which to me is unintentionally hilarious. Hey Orges, want to really shock your listeners?

1) Flute, clarinet, french horn, bassoon, etc. Dense and nervous, like the instruments are quarreling.
2) Wind instruments and later strings. “Heroic” mezzo soprano.
3) Post-modern Wagner. The orchestra swoops around the soprano like bats. She responds like you’d expect. Quiets down 1:40 in.
4) Quiet and eerie start, but gets riled later on.
5) Pretty opening, with bells and muted trumpet. Pretty, and a bit creepy. Rec.
6) Thick orchestration, meandering mezzo solo.
7) Open with brass, leads into spare, modern contrapuntal murk.
8) Woodwinds. Jerky, irritable, funny.
9) Meandering muddled woodwinds. Gets agitated towards the end.
10) Solo violin with orchestra. Distant and nervous.
11) Slower, more mysterious. Rec.
12) Creeping oboe answered by violin, gets twitchy.


Track Listing
1.Into the Gyre of a Madder 7.Unrise 1
2.Certain Lights Reflecting 1 8.Unrise 2
3.Certain Lights Reflecting 2 9.Unrise 3
4.Certain Lights Reflecting 3 10.On Beholding a Rainbow 1
5.Certain Lights Reflecting 4 11.On Beholding a Rainbow 2
6.Certain Lights Reflecting 5 12.On Beholding a Rainbow 3