Justin Connolly: Night Thoughts


Catalogue No: MSVCD 92046
EAN/UPC: 5019148630456
Artists: , , , , ,
Release Date: August 2001
Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 72:57

All the works on this disc, according to the composer Justin Connolly, are explorations of images of darkness. They include “Nocturnal” a set of sea-pictures, and “Scardanelli Dreams”, which “charts the motion of a great spirit, not dimmed, but which illuminates the darkness in which it finds itself.”

Track Listing

    Justin Connolly:

  1. Sonatina no. 2 “Ennead”, op. 26 (21:52)
  2. Nocturnal, op. 33 (19:33)
  3. Tesserae F: “Domination in Black”, op. 15f (11:49)
  4. Scardanelli Dreams,op. 37 (19:41)


The Sunday Times

Connolly’s manner is vividly gestural, beautifully coloured, and compellingly fluid.

” —Stephen Pettitt
BBC Music Magazine

The Second Sonata for piano, and bass-clarinet study Domination of Black, offer additional proof of the composer in fine form in the seventh decade ****

” —Nicholas Williams
Music And Vision

…his formidable technique dissolves difficulty and urges on us the attention this music deserves.

” —Peter Dale