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Officium Novum / Garbarek, Hilliard Ensemble


Release Date: 10/05/2010 
Label:  Ecm   Catalog #: 001466402  
Composer:  Komitas VardapetAnonymousJan GarbarekNikolai Kedrov,   ... 
Performer:  Jan Garbarek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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 on
Read 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.)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Ov zarmanali "Hymn of the Baptism of Christ" by Komitas Vardapet
Performer:  Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
2.
Svjete tihij by Anonymous
Performer:  Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
3.
Allting finns by Jan Garbarek
Performer:  Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
4.
Great Litany by Nikolai Kedrov
Performer:  Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 
5.
Surb, Surb by Komitas Vardapet
Performer:  Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
6.
Most Holy Mother of God by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
7.
Tres morillas m'enamoran by Anonymous
Performer:  Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; Spain 
8.
Sirt im sasani "Hymn for Maundy Thursday" by Komitas Vardapet
Performer:  Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
9.
Hays hark nviranats ukhti by Komitas Vardapet
Performer:  Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
10.
Alleluia nativitas by Pérotin
Performer:  Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1200; France 
11.
We Are the Stars by Jan Garbarek
Performer:  Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble

Sound Samples

Ov zarmanali
Svjete tihij
Allting finns
Litany: Litany / Otche nash / Dostoino est
Surb, surb
Most Holy Mother Of God
Tres morillas m'enamoran
Sirt im sasani
Hays hark nviranats ukhti
Alleluia. Nativitas
We Are The Stars
Nur ein Weniges noch

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