Musical portraits of the Celtic Tree Calendar (2010)

Duration: 45:30

Movements: SEVEN INTERLUDES ON THE CELTIC TREE CALENDAR for two quint bass guitars ...dedicated to the Christian Gruber & Peter Makler guitar duo I: THE APPLE TREE Sensual, erotic, combining both good nad bad, the tree of awareness and love (23.12. ? 1.1. and 25.6. ? 4.7.) II: THE LINDEN TREE Gentle, docile, sacred, insatiable need for happinness (11.3. ? 20.3. and 13.9. ? 22.9.) III: THE OAK TREE Robust, strong, powerful, stable, the tree of the Gods (21.3.) IV: THE WILLOW TREE Charming but malancholy, magical - nocturnal, intuitive, related to the moon (29.2./1.3. ? 10.3. and 3.9. ? 12.9.) V: THE FIR TREE Austere, cool, mysterious, secretive, the tree of light (2.1. ? 11.1 and 5.7. ? 14.7) VI: THE ASH TREE Active, impulsive, appealing, ambitious, the tree of the world (25.5. ? 3.6. and 22.11. ? 1.12.) VII: THE HASELNUT TREE Unusual, frugal, opinionated, the tree of magical energy (22.3. ? 31.3. and 24.9. ? 3.10.) ---------------------------------------------------- TREE IMAGES Six interludes for bass recorder and strings 1: THE ELM - Confidence 2. THE POPLAR - Ambiguity 3: THE PINE - Nobleness 4: THE CYPRESS TREE - Shadow of death 5: THE OLIVE TREE - Wisdom 6: THE MAPLE - Individualism Cast: Bass recorder (also sub bass) and strings (orchestral or solo) Viola 1+2 Cello 1+2 Double bass Duration 16 minutes Dedicated to Stefan temmingh The cycle was created in 2008 as a meditave addition to "Seven Tree Images for 2 quint bass guitars". Characteristic traits of the trees, such as being part of mythology, fairytales for centuries, scientific descriptions and poetic depictions, are brought together in the Tree Images (inspired by the celtic tree calendar). The trees show qualities and properties of being which are similar to human beings through silhouettes, energy potential, leaf shape and bark.

Instrumentation: Two quint bass guitars Bass recorder Low strings 2 Vla-2Vc-1 Kb (solo or as orchestra)

Additional remarks: Order on the CD 'TALKING TREES' Id 01 THE LINDEN TREE Gentle, docile, sacred, insatiable need for happiness (11.3. ? 20.3. and 13.9. ? 22.9.) Id 02 THE ASH TREE Active, impulsive, appealing, ambitious, the tree of the world (25.5. ? 3.6. and 22.11. ? 1.12.) Id 03 THE PINE TREE The Noblesse, long and fulfilled life, wrestling for reason, learning and teaching (19.2. ? 28.2. and 24.8. ? 2.9.) Id 04 THE MAPLE TREE The originality, committed and original, fighting for an identity (11.4. ? 20.4. and 14.10. ? 23.10.) Id 05 THE WILLOW TREE Charming but malancholic, magical - nocturnal, intuitive, related to the moon (29.2./1.3. ? 10.3. and 3.9. ? 12.9.) Id 06 THE FIR TREE Austere, cool, mysterious, secretive, the tree of light (2.1. ? 11.1 and 5.7. ? 14.7) Id 07 THE ELM TREE Optimistic, awake, good intentions, loves ideals and justice (12.1. ? 24.1. and 15.7. ? 24.7.) Id 08 THE COTTONWOOD TREE Agile, communicative, content, shivering, the uncertainty (4.2. ? 8.2. und 1.5. ? 14.5. und 5.8. ? 13.8.) Id 09 THE APPLE TREE Sensual, erotic, combining both good nad bad, the tree of awareness and love (23.12. ? 1.1. and 25.6. ? 4.7.) Id 10 THE OAK TREE Robust, strong, powerful, stable, the tree of the Gods (21.3.) Id 11 THE CYPRESS TREE Death and resurrection, immortality, positive but demanding (25.1. ? 3.2. and 26.7. ? 4.8.) Id 12 THE OLIVE TREE Wisdom, causes harmony and justice, considers time as a whole (23.9.) Id 13 THE HASELNUT TREE Unusual, frugal, opinionated, the tree of magical energy (22.3. ? 31.3. and 24.9. ? 3.10.)

Records: Wildner Records AG KWW 58205 LC 15257, 2011
Performers on recording: Gruber & Makler guitar duo Stefan Temmingh (bass recorder) and the Consortium Arboris: Julia Mai, Wolfgang Berg, Thomas Ruge, David Hausdorf, Holfer Herrmann. orders on Amazon or www.wilder-records.com

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