LYELL CRESSWELL: Of Smoke and Bickering Flame

“And from about him fierce effusion roll’d

Of smoke and bickering flame, and sparkles dire”

– John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book IV

The eight short movements of Lyell Cresswell’s chamber concerto ‘Of Smoke and Bickering Flame’ are expertly dispatched in this seat-of-the-pants performance by the Auckland Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Peter Scholes).

The work was commissioned in 2002 by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with financial assistance from the Scottish Arts Council (Creative Scotland).

Audio recorded by our Resound partners RNZ Concert – producer Tim Dodd; sound engineer Adrian Hollay.

Resound is funded by NZ On Air.