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Terje Rypdal: Melodic Warrior

Rypdal / Hilliard Ensemble
Release Date: 08/06/2013 
Label:  Ecm   Catalog #: 001873002   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Terje Rypdal
Performer:  Terje Rypdal
Conductor:  Dennis Russell DaviesSebastian Perlowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard EnsembleBruckner Orchester LinzWroclaw State Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Two large compositions constitute one of Terje Rypdal’s most adventurous albums. The title piece, a 45 minute epic, was commissioned by the Hilliard Ensemble and recorded at the Brucknerhaus Linz in 2003 with the British vocal group and the Bruckner Orchestra under Dennis Russell Davies. The Hilliards sing texts drawn from Native American poetry, from Chippewa, Navajo, Pima, and Papago sources, and Rypdal’s sustained electric guitar lines soar melodically and dramatically above the strings’ broad planes of sound. “And The Sky Was Coloured With Waterfalls And Angels”, meanwhile, documents the premiere of Terje’s op. 97. Composed in 2009, inspired by Cannes’ International Fireworks Festival and recorded with the Wroclaw Philharmonic, it is a Read more darkly-expressive piece of, concentrated, explosive power. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Melodic Warrior, for electric guitar, vocal ensemble & orchestra, Op. 79 by Terje Rypdal
Performer:  Terje Rypdal ()
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble,  Bruckner Orchester Linz
Period: 21st Century 
Length: 42 Minutes 46 Secs. 
2. And The Sky Was Coloured With Waterfalls And Angels, Op. 97 by Terje Rypdal
Conductor:  Sebastian Perlowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wroclaw State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 21st Century 
Length: 26 Minutes 32 Secs. 

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