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Gregory Spears: Requiem


Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  New Amsterdam   Catalog #: 35  
Composer:  Gregory Spears
Performer:  Ryland AngelRuth CunninghamElizabeth WeinfeldJacqueline Horner-Kwiatek,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gregory Spears‘ Requiem was commissioned for Christopher Williams’ dance/opera piece Hen’s Teeth, incorporating a vast array of imagery from fairy tales to ancient France. Likewise, the music crosses boundaries between times and genres: written for baroque instruments and voices but using Breton texts and modern harmony, the album-length work comes together into a layered and erudite but rewarding listen. Gregory Spears‘ Requiem was commissioned for Christopher Williams’ dance/opera piece Hen’s Teeth, incorporating a vast array of imagery from fairy tales to ancient France. Likewise, the music crosses boundaries between times and genres: written for baroque instruments and voices but using Breton texts and modern harmony, the album-length work comes together into a layered and erudite but rewarding listen. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Requiem by Gregory Spears
Performer:  Ryland Angel (Countertenor), Ruth Cunningham (Soprano), Elizabeth Weinfeld (Viola),
Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek (Soprano), Kurt-Owen Richards (Bass)

Sound Samples

Requiem: I. Prelude
Requiem: II. aeternam
Requiem: III. Cigne ie Suis de Candeur (after Claude Le Jeune)
Requiem: IV. Agnus Dei
Requiem: V. Interlude
Requiem: VI. Kyrie – Libera me – Lux aeterna
Requiem: VII. Postlude

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