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Bernard Oglesby

Bernard Oglesby

Classical UK  UK
The Night Journey (Mefkure)
The Night Journey (Mefkure)
Ar trebui
Ar trebui


Bernard Oglesby Mefkure Orchestral work. 2nd Movement, Black Sea


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  • Eddie Ray Franks Jr (Artist)
    Eddie Ray Franks Jr
    Wishing you the best with your music and have a great day. Eddie Ray
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    TE Fireoved
    ~Great to see you on RN sharing your talent! ~Peace, குuitar====+++™L0vE and respect! ~Big success to you in 2013!!
  • Robert Steven Hunt (Artist)
    Robert Steven Hunt
    Excellent original compositions, such beautiful music, keep up the brilliant work. You are a very talented artist, God Bless you! My very best wishes to you from Reading. All the best from Rob.
  • Bernard Oglesby (Artist)
    Bernard Oglesby
    MEFKURE: Composed by Bernard Oglesby The Mefkure Classical work has been released on CD, 12inch edition vinyl & worldwide is available as a download at most online stores worldwide. The Mefkure explores the "The Night Sea Journey" as a parallel to a kind of "descensus ad inferos" ( Harrowing of Hell). It feature Ayer Ontak and Mihai Neculai on violin and cello and Bernard Oglesby on piano and percussion.
  • Danny Greene (Artist)
    Danny Greene
    great sound and production here
  • Bernard Oglesby (Artist)
    Bernard Oglesby
    Bernard Oglesby Press Release Mefkure Orchestral Work composed by Bernard Oglesby. The Mefkure orchestral work is the second classical release composed by the British Artist Bernard Oglesby. The work forms part of a trilogy of orchestral pieces focused around the extraordinary poems of the Romanian poet O. Nimigean. The Mefkure Orchestral work explores the "The Night Sea Journey" as a parallel to a kind of "descensus ad inferos" (Harrowing of Hell). It features Ayer Ontak and Mihai Neculai on violin and cello and Bernard Oglesby on piano and percussion. The work comprises of 5 movements that chart the embarkation on August 5, 1944 of the Turkish motor-schooner Mefkure as it set sail from the Romanian port of Constanta bound for Istanbul and Palestine. It carried over 300 passengers, mostly Jews looking to escape from Romania, Hungary and Poland. Twenty-five miles northeast of Igneada, Turkey, in the Bosporus, the schooner was attacked with gunfire and torpedoes. The survivors were machine-gunned whilst struggling in the water. Only 11 survived. The work’s focused atmosphere, shape of sound and tactile structure eco the vast diaspora - movement, migration and scattering of people away from an ancestral homeland. Oglesby's preparatory research into Romanian folk songs and traditional instruments sets the tenor and undertone of the score, with some of the instrumentation being specially prepared and detuned to create particular pitch, voicing and register. The work is released on the Ontak Studio label and will be distributed by AWAL Digital Limited in November 2012.


  • Departe Rehearsals UK 2012 Ontak Studios
  • Departe Rehearsals UK 2012 Ontak Studios


Sounds Like: Arvo Pärt, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Olivier Messiaen, Alfred Schnittke, Morton Feldman

Bio: Albums : Daparte, Ontak Ensemble 2012
Tracks: 1 Departe, Piano, Cello and Animoog Synth. (7.30)
2 Ar trebui, Cello, Violin, Viola and Voice. (8.40)
3 Moartea-nu, Cello and Voice. (6.00)

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