Funeral Music

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On a funereal edition of this New Sounds, hear musical moods that one might not expect to be associated with a funeral from the world over, from West African funeral drumming to a jazz march from Norwegian musician Stian Carstensen.  Listen to music from Brooklyn Rider by Ljova paying tribute to the violinist from Tarafs de Haidouk, Culai.  There’s also Michael Gordon’s setting of Emily Dickinson poetry, as recorded live on Soundcheck, along with a funeral dance by Swedish jazz musician Bengt Berger’s “Bitter Funeral Beer.”  Plus, listen to the post-rock ambient duo Stars of the Lid, along with music by Henry Purcell arranged by Wendy Carlos used in “A Clockwork Orange.”  And more.

PROGRAM # 3478, Funeral Music  (First aired on 6/10/2013)                                                     

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SOURCE

Wendy Carlos

A Clockwork Orange

Purcell/arr. Wendy Carlos: Funeral Music for Queen Mary [2:18]

East Side #ESD -81362
www.noside.com/esd

Philip Glass

Glassmasters

Akhnaten: Act 1, Funeral [9:02]

Sony #62960
Available for purchase at Amazon.com

David Karsten Daniels & Fight the Big Bull

I Mean to Live Here Still

The Funeral Bell [2:34]

FATCD92
fat-cat.co.uk
Or download from Emusic.com

Leah Coloff, cello
Courtney Orlando, piano
Bora Yoon, guitar & percussion Jennifer Charles, vocals

 

Live, on WNYC’s Soundcheck 12-08-08

Michael Gordon (text by Emily Dickinson):

I felt a funeral in my brain [4:29]

This performance not commercially available. 

Bengt Berger

Bitter Funeral Beer

Tongsi [4:57]

Funeral Dance, excerpt [6:11]

ECM #1179
www.ecmrecords.com

Stian Carstensen

Backwards Into The Backwoods

Funeral March For A Neutered Choir Boy [5:57]

Winter & Winter 910087
www.winterandwinter.com

Stars of the Lid

Carte-de-visite

The Funeral

SOTL001 / Cobraside
Available at boomkat.com or download from www.emusic.com

Brooklyn Rider

A Walking Fire

Ljova : Culai Funeral Doina (for Culai) [5:04]

Mercury Records
www.brooklynrider.com

Ali Jihad Racy

Ancient Egypt

Funeral Procession, excerpt [1:30]

Lyrichord #7347
www.lyrichord.com