Paul McCartney to Release 'Ocean's Kingdom,' an Orchestral Score for Dance, on October 4
Paul McCartney will release a new orchestral album, Ocean's Kingdom, on October 4 via Hear Music/Telarc. It represents the first time McCartney has written an original orchestral score -- or any kind of music -- specifically for dance.
The project is the result of a collaboration between McCartney and Peter Martins, New York City Ballet's Master in Chief. The pair worked together to present the world premiere of the new ballet for the company's 2011/2012 season in September. It is conducted by John Wilson, produced by John Fraser and performed by The London Classical Orchestra.
The ballet -- an hour-long score featuring four movements ("Ocean's Kingdom," "Hall of Dance," "Imprisonment" and "Moonrise") -- tells a love story within the story of an underwater world whose people are threatened by Earthlings.
"What was interesting was writing music that meant something expressively rather than just writing a song," McCartney said. "Trying to write something that expressed an emotion - so you have fear, love, anger, sadness to play with and I found that exciting and challenging."
The premiere of the ballet "Ocean's Kingdom" will take place at NYCB's Fall Gala on Thursday, September 22, while the release of the orchestral score will follow on October 4, available digitally, on CD and on vinyl. It was recorded in June in London.
1. Movement 1 Ocean's Kingdom (14:07) 2. Movement 2 Hall of Dance (16:19) 3. Movement 3 Imprisonment (13:36) 4. Movement 4 Moonrise (12:29)
You Might Also Like...
1 hour 45 min ago
1 hour 46 min ago
1 hour 48 min ago
22 hours 10 min ago
1 day 1 hour ago
1 day 3 hours ago
1 day 3 hours ago
In the Magazine
Most Commented Articles
Guitar World on Facebook
Guitar World On Twitter
GuitarWorld Video Review: @ibanezofficial Iron Label RGIR28FEBK Eight-String Guitar t.co/cY0wvFXcAA @Ibanez_USA
GuitarWorld Interview: Tony Iommi Opens Up About His Battle with Cancer and the Struggle to Make '13' t.co/0JwCQG5gys @OfficialSabbath
GuitarWorld You going to this summer's @Gigantour2013? @Megadeth @ZakkWyldeBLS @DeviceTheBand +more t.co/lNVAACLcCn
GuitarWorld New Issue! Featuring @OfficialSabbath #TonyIommi @OfficialOzzy & much more! t.co/1iBPspmU5g #OnSaleNow
GuitarWorld Lesson: How to Play Like Jimmy Page t.co/BpnZBteVkC Includes tablature.
GuitarWorld Listen: @Megadeth Premiere New Song, "Kingmaker" t.co/w7nVJf1Owk #HearItNow