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Episode #2521

Unusual Prayer Settings

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Friday, March 10, 2006

Experience some unusual prayer settings on this edition of New Sounds. First off, hear excerpts from Osvaldo Golijov's Passion According to Saint Mark, an incredibly imagined blend of Mexican market sounds, Brazilian percussion, Africanized Spanish, and eerie accordion, all winding up with an Aramaic Kaddish. Listen also to Ragnar Grippe’s Requiem setting, which blends electronica-like pop music with an operatic soprano. There’s also the Missa Archaica by Italian progressive rock superstar Franco Battiato. The work, for voices, piano, chamber ensemble, and orchestra, resembles music by Arvo Part and Brian Eno. Rounding out the show is "Butterfly Song," an otherworldly, ethereal song by Jocelyn Pook, from her 2001 record “Untold Things,” a spiritual work that is as sincere as it is haunting, kind of like a mass in an unknown language.

PROGRAM #2521, Unusual Prayer Settings (First aired on Fri., 3/10/06)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Pomerium

Musical Book of Hours

Veni Sancte Spiritus [2:00]

Archiv #474231**
Available at Amazon.com

Franco Battiato

Shadow, Light

Shadow of The Light [5:00]

EMI/Hemisphere #37234.
Available at Amazon.com

Jocelyn Pook

Untold Things

Butterfly Song [3:30]

Real World #50781** www.jocelynpook.com

Various artists: Jocelyn Pook

Invocation

Oppenheimer [6:30]

Six Degrees #314524441** www.sixdegreesrecords.com *

Ragnar Grippe

Requiem

Confutatis [4:30]

Bis #820
Dist. by Qualiton Imports www.qualiton.com OR available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Various artists: Novum Gaudium & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Invocation

Popule Meus Quid Feci Tibi? [7:00]

See above.

Osvaldo Golijov

La Pasion Segun San Marcos

Kaddish [6:30]

Hanssler Classics #98.404 www.haenssler-classic.de

John Adams

El Nino

I Sing Of A Maiden [6:30]

Nonesuch #79364** www.nonesuch.com*

Towering Inferno

Kaddish

Toll (II) [3:30]
The Ruin [2:00]

Island #162 531 034**
Available for purchase at Amazon.com*

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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