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Episode #98

The Undead #98 - Sacred Songs

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Wednesday, February 17, 1988

Years before Eastern European composers like Henryk Gorecki and Arvo Pärt ascended the Billboard charts with their sublime, "mystical minimalist" compositions, John Schaefer was unearthing examples of this spiritual style. From an August 27, 1988 edition of New Sounds, we hear sacred songs by Tavener, Pärt, Gorecki, Ni Riain, de la Rue, Hykes, and others.

PROGRAM #98: "Sacred Songs"

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Bernardus Ycart

Officium Tenebrarum

Lamentationis Jeremiae [1:00]

Celestial Harmonies #132
www.harmonies.com

John Tavener

Ikon of Light

Mystical Prayer [9:00]

Gimell #1585-05
Available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Arvo Pärt

Arbos

De Profundis [7:00]

ECM #1325
www.ecmrecords.com

Henryk Gorecki

Police {soundtrack) Symphony #3

Chant #1 [8:00]

Erato #ERA-9275
Out of print, but the Symphony was recorded again, on Nonesuch #79282. Try Amazon.com*

Noirin Ni Riain

Caoineadh na Maighdine (The Virgin's Lament)

Seacht nDolas 1 [5:00]

Gael-Linn #CEL-084
Rereleased on the Sounds True label (www.soundstrue.com) OR Available through Amazon.com*

Pierre de la Rue

Officium Tenebrarum

Lamentationis Jeremiae [6:00]

See above.

Ingram Marshall

Fog Tropes/Gradual Requiem

Gradual Requiem #5 [5:00]

New Albion #NA-002
www.newalbion.com

David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir

Harmonic Meetings

Kyrie [3:00]

Celestial Harmonies #14013/14.
www.harmonies.com

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