Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio is a live album by Paul McCartney released in 1991 and his first major foray into classical music. Composed in collaboration with Carl Davis to commemorate The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's 150th anniversary, the project received a large amount of media attention upon its unveiling in June 1991.
Classical - Paul McCartney, EMI Classics. Album Release Date: 0. ct. Paul’s first full-scale departure into classical music was unveiled with the live recording of Liverpool Oratorio. On the night itself, Paul explained: I remember coming here to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral when I was 11 to audition for the choir. I failed the audition. I always hoped that one day I would be able to get my own back. Three years ago I was given the opportunity when Carl Davis approached me on behalf of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society to write a piece for their 150 th Anniversary Celebrations.
Paul McCartney in "Conversations With McCartney", by Paul Du Noyer: It’s loosely based on my upbringing in Liverpool. So it starts in the wartime with two parents in an air-raid shelter, and they’re gonna have a baby - quite dramatic, having a baby in war. It’s dramatic anyway, having a baby. But in wartime in Liverpool, that was definitely one of the places that got done in. My dad was like a fireman, trying to put out all these incendiary bombs. So the first movement is very chaotic, it’s weird, almost avant-garde.
Paul McCartney was commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to compose a work to mark its 150th anniversary and collaborated with composer/conductor Carl Davis on this 90-minute classical piece, which features soloists Kiri Te Kanawa and Jerry Hadley in a vaguely autobiographical story of a Liverpudlian named Shanty. While ambitious for an untaught musician like McCartney, the assignment didn't inspire him to any heights of melodic or lyrical achievement.
Band Name Paul McCartney. Album Name Liverpool Oratorio. Released date October 1991. Members owning this album2. Disc 1. 1. Movement I - War: Andante (Orchestra).
Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio Tracklist. Movement I - War by Paul McCartney Lyrics. 2. Movement II - School by Paul McCartney Lyrics. 3. Movement III - Crypt by Paul McCartney Lyrics. 4. Movement IV - Father by Paul McCartney Lyrics.
Artists Paul McCartney Liverpool Oratorio. Liverpool Oratorio Paul McCartney. This album has an average beat per minute of 190 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 190/190 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Liverpool Oratorio.
Artist: Paul McCartney. Album: Liverpool Oratorio. Liverpool Oratorio Movement 7: Crises.