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Bryars: Glorious Hill, Cadman Requiem, Etc; Vasks, Esenvald


Release Date: 01/08/2008 
Label:  Gb Records   Catalog #: 9   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gavin Bryars
Conductor:  Kaspars Putnins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Music of restrained purity, gloriously realised here

This is not only a musically distinguished, but also a cleverly plotted album. Contemporary and early works jostle and juxtapose. So one can marvel at the transcendent purity of Gavin Bryars’s depiction of God giving free will to mankind, then hear the shattering aftermath of that decision in his remembrance of the Lockerbie attack, Cadman Requiem. Thirteenth-century chants give a fatalistic sense of mankind’s progress.

-- Gramophone [2/2008]


Music of restrained purity, gloriously realised here

This is not only a musically distinguished, but also a cleverly plotted album. Contemporary and early works jostle and juxtapose. So one can marvel at the transcendent purity of Gavin Bryars’s depiction of God giving free will to mankind, then hear the shattering aftermath of that decision in his remembrance of the Lockerbie attack, Cadman Requiem. Thirteenth-century chants give a fatalistic sense of mankind’s progress.

-- Gramophone [2/2008]
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Works on This Recording

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Glorious Hill by Gavin Bryars
Conductor:  Kaspars Putnins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; England 

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