Voyages – Orchestral music by James Lee III

Voyages – Orchestral music by James Lee III

Release Date:

18th March 2022

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“… a master colourist. His orchestration is dazzlingly vivid and teems with detail … Strongly recommended.” – Gramophone

“[A Different Soldier’s Tale] Cinematic orchestration teeming with colour and life and adrenaline and fear before the exultation of celebrations back home” Andrew McGregor, BBC Record Review


In Voyages, prolific American composer James Lee III takes the listener on a colourful journey through his endlessly creative orchestral music; painting biblical imagery in Beyond Rivers of Vision and celebrating the joyous Feast of Tabernacles in Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula, using well-known spirituals to celebrate the life of abolitionist Harriet Tubman (Chuphshah! Harriet’s Drive to Canaan) and reflecting on the ongoing fight for freedom through his grandfather’s personal experiences in WWII (A Different Soldier’s Tale). His music is played here by the renowned ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop.


JAMES LEE III (b. 1975)

1. Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula 11:44

A Different Soldier’s Tale
2. I. Vigilant Patrol 5:46
3. II. I Must Survive! 5:01
4. III. Capture! Funeral? 8:33
5. IV. Celebration on Broad Street 6:32

Beyond Rivers of Vision
I. Hiddekel: Third from Life 3:52
7. II. The 24th Day of Abib 6:56
8. III. …and on either side of the river 6:10

9. Chuphshah! Harriet’s Drive to Canaan 14:34

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor

Recorded at ORF RadioKulturhaus, Vienna, 24, 25 February and 1 March 2021
Recording Producer: Erich Hoffmann | Recording Engineer: Robert Pavlecka | Publisher: Subito Music Publishing Inc.

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