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Wydawnictwo: Delphian
Nr katalogowy: DCD 34232
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: maj 2020
EAN: 801918342325
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Epoka muzyczna: współczesna
Obszar (język): angielski (USA), angielski
Instrumenty: organy, flet
Rodzaj: psalm

Muhly / Lang / Glass: Sleeper’s Prayer - Choral Music from North America

Delphian - DCD 34232
Kompozytor
Nico Muhly (ur. 1981)
David Lang (1957)
Philip Glass (ur. 1937)
Libby Larsen, Abbie Betinis, Stephen Paulus
Wykonawcy
Alex Little, organ
Tom Fetherstonhaugh, organ
Claire Wickes, flute
Merton Brass
Choir of Merton College, Oxford / Benjamin Nicholas
Nagrody i rekomendacje
 
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Nico Muhly:
Senex puerum portabat
Rev’d Mustard His Installation Prelude
A Hymn on the Nativity
Take care (Hudson Preludes, No. 1)
A Song of Ephrem the Syrian

David Lang:
again (after ecclesiastes)
if I sing (after psalm 101)
sleeper’s prayer

Libby Larsen:
I will sing and raise a psalm

Philip Glass:
Satyagraha, Act III - Conclusion (arr. Michael Riesman)

Abbie Betinis:
Cedit, hyems

Stephen Paulus:
The Road Home (arr. from a tune (‘Prospect’) in The Southern Harmony, 1835)

Deep river (arr. Gerre Hancock)
In barely a decade of existence, Merton College’s new choral foundation has ambitiously redened the choral landscape of the great university city of Oxford through its twin commitment to excellence & innovation.

Now, focusing entirely on American music of the late twentieth and early twenty-rst centuries, this latest in a series of thematically conceived recordings begins as a striking ‘double portrait’ of two composers who have written or arranged works especially for the choir. David Lang’s austere choral postminimalism, informed by a background of Jewish liturgy and thought, provides a striking foil to Nico Muhly’s more richly referential approach; Muhly fell in love with the Anglican tradition as a young chorister in Rhode Island.

Two solo organ works by Muhly, and a transcription from his mentor Philip Glass’s opera Satyagraha, widen the expressive gamut still further – from whimsical allusiveness to meditative calm – and are set in context alongside the more stylistically eclectic yet no less powerfully communicative sound-worlds of Libby Larsen and Abbie Betinis.

Two nal choral items draw on pre-existing traditions of the spiritual and the Baptist hymnal in moving demonstration of the New World’s ability to honour its past while gazing rmly ahead.

Recorded on 30 June & 1-2 July 2019 in the Chapel of Merton College, Oxford

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