Following on from Album Vol. 1, Auralis continues his world journey and gives us a musical portrait in beautifully composed orchestral sounds representing the countries he has visited on his travels.
In this second Album, the composer starts his long journey by catching the: 'Last Ferry From Hong Kong', before the Chinese took over the British colony.
In Morocco, North Africa, we follow the ancient camel route, accompanying a: 'Caravan To Marrakesh'. We then cross the Mediterranean Sea for Italy, and find romance in the eternal city: 'The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone'. We then go over the Alps heading for Paris and visit the artist colony in: 'Montmartre' and have our portrait painted.
In London, England, and like Christopher Robin, we watch: 'Changing The Guard At Buckingham Palace'. In the North English Lake District we imagine the children of writer Author Ransome's book: 'Swallows and Amazons', playing pirates and sailing their sketch boats.
The composer returns home to Scotland and from and open window in Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, we hear a solo oboe play a mournful: 'Sarabande', in tribute to Mary Queen of Scots.
He then enjoys a: 'Celebration Day In Edinburgh', watching the re-opening ceremony of the new devolved UK, Scottish parliament in over three hundred years.
In this superb evocative album by Auralis, we hear the master arranger and orchestrator at his musical best. Auralis has also written: 'Sound Traveller Vol.1 'Destiny', and 'The Mood I'm In!'
(Notes by poet, Carol Linton)