These unique and heart-warming arrangements for Earthtones Trio are ultimately an expression of a deep familiarity and love for the hymns. By framing them with allusions to 19th Century French classical music and jazz, we hope to provide listeners with a novel interpretation of two timeless melodies that have a universal significance to so many people throughout the world.
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And here is O Come, O Come Emmanuel for you too.
Alongside Stevenson on piano, Earthtones Trio features internationally acclaimed Royal Scottish National Orchestra principals; flautist Katherine Bryan and cellist Betsy Taylor. Stevenson’s accessible compositions and arrangements blend elements of classical, jazz and world folk music.
In December 2019, global interest in the group’s distinctive pallet was sparked when Classic FM featured Stevenson’s haunting arrangement of the ancient hymn of Advent, O Come, O Come Emmanuel. The music possesses a spiritual, ‘healing’ quality, also borne out by the soothing feel of the follow up release, Air in D minor.
Released in April 2020 to mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Stevenson’s modal 'Air' captures the awe-inspiring natural beauty of some of the remotest landscapes of his native Scotland.