Music for Strings

Music for Strings is a symphonic album of works for large string orchestra. Isobel Waller-Bridge takes us on a dramatic musical journey whereby melodies grow loud and busy before quieting down again and again, unexpected textures are skillfully woven into the scores, and a sweeping harmonic splendour becomes the basis for fragile solo violin and cello lines that fade in and out like ghostlights. From the tensions of the first track Arise, to the emotional The Last Words Of M, to the final and most complex track, Untouched By A Storm, where the orchestra divides into 20 separate string parts, this is a beautifully crafted, meticulous and robust album from one of the UK’s most exciting young composers.