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Episode #2396

Spiritual Strings

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Monday, April 17, 2006

Hear some new works for violins and other strings that draw from medieval sacred chant as a source of inspiration on this New Sounds program. Listen to “O Ignis” by the Swiss violinist and composer Paul Giger, which is actually based on music by Hildegard von Bingen and manages to create a blend of early music and improvisation. There's also ethereal music by Arvo Pärt and Sir John Tavener as well.

PROGRAM #2396, Modern Medievalism (First aired on April 6, 2005)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Paul Giger

Ignis

Organum, excerpt [2:00]

ECM #1681 **
www.ecmrecords.com*

John Tavener

Svyati

Svyati [13:30]

BMG #68761 **
www.bmgclassics.com*

Arvo Pärt

Litany

Litany [22:30]

ECM #1592**
www.ecmrecords.com*

Paul Giger

Ignis

Tropus [13:30]

See above.


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

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