Canticle to the Sun: Horn Concerto
EBM MR00432/ HL 295205
Horn Solo, Orchestra
Composed especially for Timothy Jones, principal hornist of the London Symphony Orchestra. Recorded on Naxos: JoAnn Falletta, London Symphony Orchestra; Timothy Jones, soloist. Canticle to the Sun is based on the familiar hymn tune 'All Creatures of our God and King'. This is an imaginative idea where the soloist emerges from a tinkling backdrop and retains clear contact with the melody throughout, although it is never stated in full. The concerto adds up to a pastoral idyll with occasional spots for the timpani and lyrical cadenzas.