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Exequy And Elysium - James Cook / Samuel Hayes, Et Al


Release Date: 03/13/2007 
Label:  Divine Art   Catalog #: 21206   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  James Cook
Performer:  Samuel HudsonSamuel HayesLucy Jack
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 39 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"As a noted composer of sacred choral music, Cook is, not unexpectedly, drawn to religious themes and expression in his substantial body of organ music. Both symphonies are substantial, four-movement works lasting almost an hour each. The Lacrimosa is not so much deeply tragic as somber and melancholy; the more extrovert Melodia is somewhat restrained and noble rather than vigorously dramatic. Throughout, there is a sense of ‘English reserve’, a kind of musical respectability; the passions and agonies beneath are never brutally exposed, but endured and overcome with dignity."

-- Records International
"As a noted composer of sacred choral music, Cook is, not unexpectedly, drawn to religious themes and expression in his substantial body of organ music. Both symphonies are substantial, four-movement works lasting almost an hour each. The Lacrimosa is not so much deeply tragic as somber and melancholy; the more extrovert Melodia is somewhat restrained and noble rather than vigorously dramatic. Throughout, there is a sense of ‘English reserve’, a kind of musical respectability; the passions and agonies beneath are never brutally exposed, but endured and overcome with dignity."

-- Records International
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sinfonia Lacrimosa for Organ by James Cook
Performer:  Samuel Hudson (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2005; England 
Date of Recording: 12/14/2005 
Venue:  Girton College Chapel, Cambridge, Englan 
Length: 55 Minutes 39 Secs. 
2.
Quaternion: no 2 - Exequy by James Cook
Performer:  Samuel Hayes (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 08/17/2005 
Venue:  Queens' College, Cambridge, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: England (2003 - 2004). 
3.
Sinfonietta for Organ by James Cook
Performer:  Samuel Hayes (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2005; England 
Date of Recording: 08/17/2005 
Venue:  Queens' College, Cambridge, England 
Length: 22 Minutes 3 Secs. 
4.
Symphonia Melodia for Organ by James Cook
Performer:  Samuel Hayes (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2005; England 
Date of Recording: 08/16/2005 
Venue:  Queens' College, Cambridge, England 
Length: 55 Minutes 45 Secs. 
5.
Two Sacred Fancies by James Cook
Performer:  Samuel Hayes (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 08/16/2005 
Venue:  Queens' College, Cambridge, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 31 Secs. 
6.
Dipsalma: Plerophoria by James Cook
Performer:  Samuel Hayes (Organ), Lucy Jack (Alto)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 08/17/2005 
Venue:  Queens' College, Cambridge, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: England (2003 - 2004). 
7.
Quaternion: no 4 - Euphony by James Cook
Performer:  Samuel Hayes (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 08/17/2005 
Venue:  Queens' College, Cambridge, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: England (2003 - 2004). 

Sound Samples

Sinfonia Lacrimosa: I. Jeremiad
Sinfonia Lacrimosa: II. Elegy
Sinfonia Lacrimosa: III. Scherzo fugato
Sinfonia Lacrimosa: IV. Shiggaion
Quaternion: No. 2. Exequy
Sinfonietta
Symphonia Melodia: I. Andante
Symphonia Melodia: II. Adagietto
Symphonia Melodia: III. Rondo
Symphonia Melodia: IV. Adagio
2 Sacred Fantasy: No. 1. Panegyris
2 Sacred Fantasy: No. 2. Elysium
Dipsalma: Plerophoria
Quaternion: No. 4. Euphony

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