Choral Works

The visionary collaboration between Polish film director Krzysztof Kieslowski and composer Zbigniew Preisner was cut short in 1995 when the director had a heart attack and died. Hear the composer’s deeply religious musical memorial written as a final goodbye for his director friend on this edition of New Sounds. This heavy choral work is in both Latin and Polish, accompanied by a string quintet, organ and percussion. Also on tap is Steve Reich's Proverb, a choral work which pays homage to the 12th-century composer Perotin and makes liberal use of the medieval hocket technique. Plus, Meredith Monk’s mammoth "Atlas," a travelogue opera in three parts, with its dreamlike vocalise and rich vocal textures.

PROGRAM #2294 Choral Works (Tues. 6/8/2004)





Steve Reich

Proverb, Nagoya Marimbas, City Life

Proverb [14:00]

Nonesuch 79430** *

Zbigniew Preisner

Requiem For My Friend

Officium [3:30]
Sanctus [2:00]
Agnus Dei [2:00]
Lux Aeterna [3:00]
Lacrimosa- Day of Tears [4:00]

Erato #24146.,

Franco Battiato

Shadow, Light

Messa Archaica - Sanctus [6:30]

EMI / Hemisphere 37234 Available for purchase at*

Meredith Monk


Earth Seen From Above [7:30]

ECM #1491 / 1492***

Meredith Monk

Do You Be

Astronaut Anthem [4:00]

ECM #1336***

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