‘From Root to Sky’ is Ian's first CD. It is a collection of 14 tracks for violin, piano and voice, including Ian's original music as well as innovative arrangements of traditional tunes from England and Scotland. It also features 2 songs performed by Colette Todd, former soloist in 'Riverdance' and 'Lord of the Dance'.
Performers: Ian King - piano, Claire King - violin, Theresa Mountain - violin/viola, Amanda Bilson - violin, Colette Lewis-Todd - vocals
Recording, engineering and artwork by Scott Lannie at The Music Chamber - www.musicchamber.co.uk
Five of the songs/instrumentals in ‘from Root to Sky’ were radically revised for the CD 'A Worcestershire Song Cycle' – you may find it interesting to hear how these pieces were adapted to express the mood of Chris Jaeger’s words. Four of the instrumentals are also on both CDs with new titles to reflect the Worcestershire theme of the Song Cycle.
It is recommended to buy one CD or the other.