#3561: Music for Cathedrals, Part 1

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St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas, St. Adalbert Cathedral at Prague Castle, Prague
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Listen to the acoustic and electronic works that make use of cathedral acoustics, or are inspired by the soaring architecture of some of the great old cathedrals on this New Sounds program.  Hear music by Missy Mazzoli, and Victoire from “Cathedral City” – a collection of electroacoustic chamber music works.  There’s music from Jurgen Knieper's original score for the Wim Wenders film, “Wings of Desire,” – the solemn, meditative "Cathedral of Books."  Listen also to music from Briane Keane & Omar Faruk Tekbilek inspired by Hagia Sophia, a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica, which turned into an imperial mosque, and is now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

Then hear music from the late William Duckworth and the Cathedral Band, inspired by the building of the great pyramid, the founding of the native American ghost dance religion, and the cathedral at Chartres.  That cathedral also inspired Swiss violinist and composer Paul Giger to record improvisations based on different parts of the cathedral, including the crypt, the labyrinth, and the meeting point between two aisles – the crossing.  Plus, hear a work for solo piano inspired by the cathedral at Frieburg in southwest Germany, along with an arrangement of Debussy’s “Sunken Cathedral” by Jacques Loussier, and more. (Note: This is first of two parts.)

PROGRAM #3561– Inspired by Cathedrals, Part 1 (First aired on 1/31/2014)  

ARTIST: Jurgen Knieper
WORK: Cathedral of Books [2:42]
RECORDING: Wings of Desire
SOURCE: Elektra/Nonesuch #79210
INFO: www.nonesuch.com

ARTIST: Victoire
WORK: Mazzoli: Cathedral City [4:56]
RECORDING: Cathedral City
SOURCE: New Amsterdam 25
INFO: www.newamsterdamrecords.com

ARTIST: Briane Keane & Faruk Tekbilek
WORK: Aya sofya [3:19]
RECORDING: Süleyman the Magnificent
SOURCE: Celestial Harmonies #13023
INFO: www.harmonies.com

ARTIST: Jack Rose
WORK: Cathedral Et Chartres [5:11]
RECORDING: Kensington Blues
SOURCE: vhf#92
INFO: www.vhfrecords.com OR download from Emusic.com

ARTIST: Lau
WORK: Back in Love Again [0:13]
RECORDING: The Bell That Never Rang
SOURCE: Reveal Records
INFO: allmusic.com and Available on Amazon

ARTIST: Paul Giger
WORK: Chartres
RECORDING: Crossing, excerpt [10:52]
SOURCE: ECM #1386
INFO: www.ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: William Duckworth & The Cathedral Band
WORK: Dancing with the Ancestors, excerpt [5:15]
RECORDING: Linesongs
SOURCE: Monroe Street Music
INFO: www.monroestreet.com

ARTIST: James Clapperton 
WORK: The Cathedral at Freiburg [1:34]
RECORDING: Michael's Piano Book
SOURCE: Metier Sound & Vision  msvcd 92033 
INFO: www.divineartrecords.com

ARTIST: Jacques Loussier Trio
WORK: Claude Debussy/Jacques Loussier Preludes: Book I: "La cathedrale engloutie" (The sunken cathedral) [6:23]
SOURCE: Telarc 83511
INFO: concordmusicgroup.com

ARTIST: Christopher Tignor, feat. Colin Jacobsen
WORK: Cathedral (pr. 2) [5:30]
RECORDING: Core Memory Unwound
SOURCE: Western Vinyl WEST 061
INFO: westernvinyl.com