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Cage: Litany For The Whale / Hillier, Theatre Of Voices


Release Date: 08/13/2002 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 907279   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  John Cage
Performer:  Alan BennettPaul ElliottShabda OwensPaul Hillier,   ... 
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Litany for the Whale by John Cage
Performer:  Alan Bennett (Tenor), Paul Elliott (Tenor)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1995 
Venue:  Hessian Radio Studios, Frankfurt 
Length: 25 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2. Song Books: Solo for Voice 52 "Aria no 2" by John Cage
Performer:  Shabda Owens (Electronics), Paul Hillier (Bass)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1995 
Venue:  Hessian Radio Studios, Frankfurt 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in Armenian, Russian, Italian, French and English.
This performance utilizes a pre-recorded tape. 
3. Five by John Cage
Performer:  Andrea Fullington (Soprano), Allison Zelles (Soprano), Paul Elliott (Tenor),
Alan Bennett (Tenor), Shabda Owens (Voice)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1995 
Venue:  Hessian Radio Studios, Frankfurt 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
4. The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs by John Cage
Performer:  Alan Bennett (Prepared Piano), Paul Hillier (Bass)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1995 
Venue:  Hessian Radio Studios, Frankfurt 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
5. Song Books: Solo for Voice 22 by John Cage
Performer:  Shabda Owens (Electronics), Paul Hillier (Bass), Andrea Fullington (Soprano)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1995 
Venue:  Hessian Radio Studios, Frankfurt 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: This selection utilizes electronic filtering. 
6. Experiences 2 by John Cage
Performer:  Andrea Fullington (Soprano)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1995 
Venue:  Hessian Radio Studios, Frankfurt 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
7. Mesostics re and not re Marcel Duchamp (36) by John Cage
Performer:  Paul Hillier (Bass), Shabda Owens (Electronics), Terry Riley (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1995 
Venue:  Hessian Radio Studios, Frankfurt 
Length: 11 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This performance utilizes a pre-recorded tape. 
8. Aria by John Cage
Performer:  Andrea Fullington (Soprano), Paul Elliott (Tenor), Allison Zelles (Soprano),
Shabda Owens (Voice), Terry Riley (Voice), Shabda Owens (Electronics),
Alan Bennett (Tenor), Paul Hillier (Bass)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1995 
Venue:  Hessian Radio Studios, Frankfurt 
Length: 10 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: This selection utilizes a pre-recorded tape.
This selection is sung in Armenian, Russian, Italian, French and English.
Arranged: Paul Hillier 
9. Song Books: Solo for Voice 49 by John Cage
Performer:  Alan Bennett (Prepared Piano), Paul Hillier (Bass)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1995 
Venue:  Hessian Radio Studios, Frankfurt 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection utilizes a pre-recorded tape. 

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