At the Art and Craft Fair today I had the pleasure of meeting Colin Upton, a lifelong fan of Devon, who has produced a spectacular album of music that was on sale at the Fair.
Far Above a Midnight Sky is the sumptuous new album of romantic classical music – orchestral, instrumental, vocal and choral – from Vista Musicale, accompanied by the John Wilson Orchestra. Featuring some of the finest musicians on the international stage, including Craig Ogden (guitar), Adrian Brendel (cello) and Harry Sever (treble), together with the immensely popular John Wilson Orchestra, the album comprises eighteen original tracks to soothe, move and inspire.
I quote from his leaflet:
‘If you enjoy soaring melodies, sublime singing and playing, wrapped in the sumptuous sound of a top-class orchestra, the album Far Above a Midnight Sky may well be one of the most beautiful albums you will ever hear. It is the work of Devon composer Colin Upton and the brilliant young Charles Mauleverer. The lush accompaniment is provided by the inimitable John Wilson Orchestra and the CD was recorded at Abbey Road Studios.
This is pastoral music with a local flavour, reflecting the glorious landscapes and breathtaking views that epitomise the countryside of the South West.’ Some of this music has been played on Classic FM.
The album is available on CD or download. Go to www.vistamusicale.com for full details.