Blue in Blue

Patrick’s debut album featuring the original versions of Quanta Qualia and Reflexionem, and The Blue Bird Variations.  Recorded with the English Chamber Orchestra and Patrick’s own choir ‘Conventus’, the album was nominated for a Brit Award.

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Patrick’s debut album re-released by popular demand. Featuring the Classic FM favourite Quanta Qualia and The Blue Bird Variations this is quite simply one of Patrick’s most haunting, atmospheric and engaging recordings.  Recorded with the English Chamber Orchestra and Patrick’s own choir ‘Conventus’.  Within weeks of its release in 2004, Blue In Blue stormed the classical charts and was made CD of the Week on Classic FM.  It was subsequently voted the fastest and highest new entry into the Hall of Fame by the Classic FM audience.


1. Quanta Qualia (4.58)
2. Swan (3.54)
3. Italian Song (3.06)
4. O Waly Waly (4.45)
5. Dressed in Blue (3.37)
6. Pavane (4.26)
7. Reflexionem (4.00)
8. The Waters of Love (4.57)
9. Blue in Blue (4.07)
10. Tres Amores (3.16)
11. Rain (4.45)

The Blue Bird Variations
12. Theme (5.28)
13. Lake (4.01)
14. Bird (4.57)
15. Sky (4.30)
16. Moment (2.59)
17. Image (5.07)

[Total duration: 72.53]

Release date: 5 January 2004

Patrick Hawes composer & conductor

Andrew Hawes librettist (tracks 1, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)

Conventus choir
English Chamber Orchestra orchestra
Janet Coxwell soprano
Andrew Busher tenor
Charles Daniels tenor
Timothy Bennett baritone
Stephanie Gonley
Jo Knight cello
Andrew West piano
Hugh Webb harp

Chris Craker producer, engineer, mixing & mastering
Alexander Van Ingen
recording engineer, mixing & mastering

Black Box (2004), Universal Classics (re-issue March 2005), aRTy Records (re-issue April 2015) record label

Recorded at St Judes-on-the-Hill, London (UK) September 2002

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