Garbarek, Jan / The Hilliard Ensemble - Officium Novum

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Saksofonisti Jan Garbarekin ja The Hilliard Ensemblen kolmas albumi! Officium Novum -levyllä itä kohtaa lännen. Musiikkina mm. armenialaista perinnemusiikkia, Garbarekin omia sävellyksiä sekä Arvo Pärtiä. Garbarek on urallaan soittanut niin klassista, jazzia kuin maailmanmusiikkia.

Jan Garbarek, tenor and soprano saxophones

The Hilliard Ensemble:
David James, countertenor
Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor;
Steven Harrold, tenor
Gordon Jones, baritone

The inspired bringing together of Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble has resulted in consistently inventive music making since 1993. It was the groundbreaking "Officium" album, with Garbarek's saxophone as a free-ranging 'fifth voice' with the Ensemble, which gave the first indications of the musical scope and emotional power of this combination. "Mnemosyne", 1998's double album, took the story further, expanding the repertoire beyond 'early music' to embrace works both ancient and modern.

Now, after another decade of shared experiences, comes a third album from Garbarek/Hilliard, recorded, like its distinguished predecessors, in the Austrian monastery of St Gerold, with Manfred Eicher producing. Aptly titled, there is continuity in the music of "Officium Novum" and also some new departures. In 'Occident/Orient' spirit the album looks eastward, with Armenia as its vantage point and with the compositions and adaptations of Komitas as a central focus. The Hilliards have studied Komitas's pieces, which draw upon both medieval sacred music and the bardic tradition of the Caucasus in the course of their visits to Armenia, and the modes of the music encourage some of Garbarek's most impassioned playing. Works from many sources are drawn together as the musicians embark on their travels through time and over many lands. "Officium Novum" journeys from Yerevan to Byzantium, to Russia, France and Spain and concludes with a musical setting of a Native American text: all voyages embraced by the album's dramaturgical flow, as the individual works are situated in a larger 'compositional' frame.

"Hays hark nviranats ukhti" and "Surb, surb" are part of the Divine Liturgy of the Holy Mass which Komitas Vardapet (1869-1935) arranged on different occasions and for different formations. The versions here derive from those made for male voices in Constantinople in 1914/1915. "Hays hark nviranats ukhti" is a hymn traditionally sung at the beginning of the mass while the priest spreads incense. "Surb, surb" (Holy, holy) corresponds to "Sanctus" in the Latin Mass.

"Ov zarmanali" is a hymn of the Baptism of Christ (Sunday after Epiphany), sung during the ceremony of blessing the water, and "Sirt im sasani" a hymn of "Votnlva" (the bathing-of-the-feet ceremony celebrated on Maundy Thursday).These Komitas pieces are from the period 1910 to 1915, but their roots reach back to antiquity. Ethnomusicologist as well as forward-looking composer-philosopher, Komitas not only showed how Armenian sacred music had developed from folk music, but used folk styles expressively, to make new art music for his era.
Tuotenumero ECM2125
Viivakoodi 0028947638551
Julkaisupäivä 20.9.2010
Kategoria Klassinen
Levymerkki ECM
Formaatti CD
Tuotteiden lukumäärä 1
Artistit Garbarek, Jan / The Hilliard Ensemble
Levy: 1
Nur ein Weniges noch
1 Ov zarmanali
2 Svjete tihij
3 Allting finns
4 Litany
5 Surb, Surb
6 Most Holy Mother of God
7 Tres morillas m'enamoran
8 Sirt im sasani
9 Hays hark nviranats ukhti
10 Alleluia. Nativitas
11 We are the stars
12 Nur ein Weniges noch
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