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Gregory Rose: Danse Macabre

Rose / Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Release Date: 09/11/2015 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 284   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gregory Rose
Conductor:  Gregory Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Danse macabre – the idea that Death comes for everyone regardless of status or importance – has fascinated musicians for centuries. In 2011, inspired by a vast sixteenth-century painting by Bernd Notke in the Niguliste, St Michael’s Church in Tallinn, the English composer Gregory Rose (b. 1948) set the mediaeval German texts which sit below each panel, turning Notke’s terrifying vision into a bleak but grimly humorous ritual. The Danse macabre – the idea that Death comes for everyone regardless of status or importance – has fascinated musicians for centuries. In 2011, inspired by a vast sixteenth-century painting by Bernd Notke in the Niguliste, St Michael’s Church in Tallinn, the English composer Gregory Rose (b. 1948) set the mediaeval German texts which sit below each panel, turning Notke’s terrifying vision into a bleak but grimly humorous ritual. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Danse macabre, for chorus & chamber orchestra by Gregory Rose
Conductor:  Gregory Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011 
Venue:  Nigulistekirik, Tallinn, Estonia 
Length: 56 Minutes 35 Secs. 

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