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Gavin Bryars: The Fifth Century / Nally, Prism Quartet, The Crossing


Release Date: 11/18/2016 
Label:  Ecm   Catalog #: 002586902   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gavin Bryars
Conductor:  Donald Nally
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The CrossingPrism Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The music of English composer Gavin Bryars has long managed the distinction of being both “accessible and defiantly personal” (The New York Times). This is the first ECM album from Bryars in decades which includes the seven-part title work: a slowly evolving – yet immediately involving – setting of words by 17th-century English mystic Thomas Traherne performed by the spectacular choir and saxophone quartet, and Two Love Songs, luminous a cappella settings of Petrarch for The Crossing’s women. The music of English composer Gavin Bryars has long managed the distinction of being both “accessible and defiantly personal” (The New York Times). This is the first ECM album from Bryars in decades which includes the seven-part title work: a slowly evolving – yet immediately involving – setting of words by 17th-century English mystic Thomas Traherne performed by the spectacular choir and saxophone quartet, and Two Love Songs, luminous a cappella settings of Petrarch for The Crossing’s women. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Fifth Century by Gavin Bryars
Conductor:  Donald Nally
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Crossing,  Prism Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
2.
Love Songs (2) by Gavin Bryars
Conductor:  Donald Nally
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Crossing
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 

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