The North Wind Was A Woman


Its title song-cycle, scored for folk-imbued ensemble and recorded with the acclaimed Nora Fischer, treats various aspects of the natural world as human characteristics. The Consolation of Rain is a moving reflection on loss and the restorative power of nature, while Cymbeline draws on ancient religious attitudes to the sun. Written for mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital, the work takes its name from an old Celtic word meaning ‘Lord of the Sun.’

Bruce has achieved global recognition as a composer, celebrated for his richly colourful, poetic, and joyful music. Recent commissions include the BBC Proms, Carnegie Hall, Covent Garden, and Glyndebourne. 


David Bruce

Release date: 30/08/19

Catalogue Number: SIGCD599

Barcode: 635212059920

1. Cymbeline: I. Sunrise

2. Cymbeline: II. Noon

3. Cymbeline: III. Sunset

4. The North Wind was a Woman: I. The Snow is Completely Without Hope

5. The North Wind was a Woman: II. The North Wind is a Woman

6. The North Wind was a Woman: III. The Night Wants You to Forget

7. The North Wind was a Woman: IV. The Crescent Moon is a Dangerous Lunatic

8. The North Wind was a Woman: V. The Mountain Shares her Solitary Dreams

9. The Consolation of Rain: I

10. The Consolation of Rain: II

11. The Consolation of Rain: III

12. The Consolation of Rain: IV

13. The Consolation of Rain: V

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