Episode #2396

Spiritual Strings

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Saturday, March 10, 2007

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)





Paul Giger


Organum, excerpt [2:00]

ECM #1681 ***

John Tavener


Svyati [13:30]

BMG #68761 ***

Arvo Pärt


Litany [22:30]

ECM #1592***

Paul Giger


Tropus [13:30]

See above.

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