Following the well-received first volume of Colours, Chris de Silva offers another installment in this popular collection of programmatic pieces, with original composition material as well as arrangements of hymn tunes and contemporary classics. The intended expressive, reflective qualities of many of the settings, including “Wondrous” and “Benediction,” are palpable, although ample consideration is provided for rhythmic, energetic moods as well—such as in “Triumph” or “Manna”! Performer and listener alike will be captivated by the creativity with which de Silva weaves melodic material throughout the music, with fresh harmonic tones and rhythmic treatment. The end result is truly a rich palette of colors!
CONTENTS: Companion • Wondrous (WONDROUS LOVE) • Triumph (O FILII ET FILIAE) • Prospect • Search (DANDANSOY) • Rejoice (HYFRYDOL) • Manna (HOLY MANNA) • Hope (SLANE) • Grace (AVE MARIA) • Emmanuel (VENI EMMANUEL) • Benediction (PANGE LINGUA GLORIOSI).