This title includes the poem "Nur ein Weniges noch" by Giorgos Sefiris, read by Bruno Ganz.
This is the long awaited third album from one of the most touching and magical sound combinations today: Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek with Britain's premier vocal group The Hilliard Ensemble. The inspired combination of Garbarek and the Hilliards has resulted in consistently inventive music making since 1993. The unprecedented Officium album, with Garbarek's saxophone as a free-ranging "fifth voice" with the Ensemble, gave the first indications of the musical scope and emotional power of this combination.
Officium Novum finds the collective at the crossroads of East and West, with a central focus onRead more the music of Armenia based on the adaptations of Komitas Vardapet (pieces which draw upon both medieval sacred music and the bardic tradition of the Caucasus.) Read less