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Episode #3040

The Song of Songs

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Friday, February 19, 2010

This New Sounds explores the many different approaches to the musical settings and interpretations of the beautiful poetry of the Biblical Song of Solomon. We’ll hear from sources as wide-ranging as an English composer and priest in the Eastern Orthodox church, an Ethiopian music icon, and an Israeli singer. That would be Ivan Moody, singer and keyboardist Teshome Mitiku, (who fronted the Soul Ekos Band, the first in Ethiopia to weld its indigenous sounds to then-popular rock and R&B elements), and Ofra Haza, respectively. Plus, music for cello and processing, with Karen Tanaka’s take on this sensual song of love, blending tender cello, the ancient story and computer technology. All that, and much more.

PROGRAM # 3040, Song of Songs (First aired on Fri., 02/19/10)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Hilliard Ensemble

A Hilliard Songbook: New Music for Voices

Ivan Moody: Canticum Canticorum [6:10]

ECM 1614/15
www.ecmrecords.com

Madeleine Shapiro

Electricity – Works for cello and electronics

Karen Tanaka: Song of Songs for cello and electronics [8:22]

Troy 726
www.albanyrecords.com

Toivo Tulev/ Paul Hillier/Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Songs

Where Have You Hidden, Beloved [2:24]
Nigra Sum [4:03]

Harmonia Mundi 807452 www.harmoniamundi.com

Ofra Haza

My-Private-Diary-Vol-1

Love Song (The Biblic Song Of Songs) [2:30]

Gini Available at Emusic.com or iTunes

Idan Raichel Project

Idan Raichel Project

Hinach Yafah (Thou Art Beautiful) [4:54]

Cumbancha CMB-CD 2 www.cumbancha.com

Rebbe Soul

Rebbe Soul-O

My Beloved, Come Into My Garden [3:03]

RebbeSoul Music 11132
www.rebbesoul.com

Teshome Mitiku

Topia's Deluge

Song of Songs [7:57]

ALU 1049
www.alula.com

Sinead O’Connor

Theology

Dark Am I Yet Lovely [4:11]

Koch Records 4237 OR Rubyworks RWXCD50 Available at www.sineadoconnor.com, Emusic.com or iTunes.

Red Byrd

Songs of Love and Death

Brian Elias: Song, except [1:00]

Facd 336 Out of print.
Info at www.cerysmaticfactory.info

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