TRACK REVIEW: Alexander Proudlock – Dancing Between the Raindrops | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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The iconic first few notes of Alexander Proudlock’s Dancing Between The Raindrops, performed by The Northern Film Orchestra and recorded at Manchester’s iconic Stoller Hall, sound like the entry into a magical wonderland.

The unity of the orchestra is notable, the tension euphoric. Suspense builds at the beginning of this classical piece, tremolo strings building and building with the ever-present tinkle of a piano, rising, rising and the deep notes from a cello, before the enticing notes rises into stunning unity. We’re in some enchanted world, pushing our way through thick, snow-laden forests or gazing in wide-eyed wonder at strange lands. If you’re a fan of classical music, you will absolutely appreciate this piece, full of contrast, constantly playing on the element of suspense and drama.

 

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