Musical Images for Chamber Orchestra

Reflections & Recollections Vol. 2


Release date: February 14th, 2020

Catalog #: NV6269

Mark John McEncroe - Composer

Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra
Antony Armore - conductor

Navona Records proudly presents its latest release from composer Mark John McEncroe: MUSICAL IMAGES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA – REFLECTIONS & RECOLLECTIONS VOL. 2. The album, which was recorded in the Czech Republic, features 11 of McEncroe’s piano works performed by the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra.
McEncroe capitalizes on his rich and compelling life experiences to craft this series of vivid musical reflections. Daybreak, the album’s first track, sets the tone with a bright, unflappable woodwind passage, which is met with a lush, sweeping string accompaniment. The consoling effervescence of this first piece is paired with Floating Lilies, featuring a series of aching minor descending figures. Later on in the album, Dance of the Pagans is a mischievous and scampering piece, inviting the listener to join in the dance around the campfire. This is followed by Natalie’s Theme, in which somber recollections build and erupt into crescendo only to retreat at once to heartrending silence. The album concludes with Shimmering Lights, which guides the collection to a decisive and satisfying final cadence.
In MUSICAL IMAGES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, Mark McEncroe demonstrates both his masterful understanding of the human spirit as well as the compositional tools he employs to explore it. The album is richly dynamic, replete with towering highs and immersive lows. Listeners will be delighted to know that VOLUME 3 and VOLUME 4 in this series are already in production.

Recorded January 2018 in Ostrava, Czech Republic




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01 Daybreak 5:47
02 Cindy’s Song 4:56
03 A Rainy Summer’s Day 4:41
04 A Penny For Your Thoughts 5:28
05 Dance Of The Pagans 4:45
06 Fleeting Images 4:14
07 Natalie’s Theme 4:42
08 Nocturnal Images 8:33
09 Fading Memories 4:24
10 Floating Lilies 10:51
11 Shimmering Lights 11:43

Symphonic Poem The Passing - LIVE concert

Mark John McEncroe is a contemporary Australian composer.

His solo piano CDs “Reflections & Recollections” and "Musical Images for Piano", can be described as relaxing, meditative, melancholic and easy listening.

Mark has also written and recorded six orchestral CDs – evocative & epic in nature – a collection of Symphonic Suites and Tone Poems. Read full bio...

In a Tranquil Water Garden

The Passing - Sydney Scoring Orchestra



Mark John McEncroe

Australian Contemporary Composer

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