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Episode #3561

Music for Cathedrals, Part 1

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Listen to the acoustic and electronic works that make use of cathedral acoustics, or are inspired by the soaring architecture of some of the great old cathedrals on this New Sounds program.  Hear music by Missy Mazzoli, and Victoire from “Cathedral City” – a collection of electroacoustic chamber music works.  There’s music from Jurgen Knieper's original score for the Wim Wenders film, “Wings of Desire,” – the solemn, meditative "Cathedral of Books."  Listen also to music from Briane Keane & Omar Faruk Tekbilek inspired by Hagia Sophia, a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica, which turned into an imperial mosque, and is now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. 

Then hear music from the late William Duckworth and the Cathedral Band, inspired by the building of the great pyramid, the founding of the native American ghost dance religion, and the cathedral at Chartres.  That cathedral also inspired Swiss violinist and composer Paul Giger to record improvisations based on different parts of the cathedral, including the crypt, the labyrinth, and the meeting point between two aisles – the crossing.  Plus, hear a work for solo piano inspired by the cathedral at Frieburg in southwest Germany, along with an arrangement of Debussy’s “Sunken Cathedral” by Jacques Loussier, and more. (Note: This is first of two parts.)

PROGRAM #3561– Inspired by Cathedrals, Part 1 (First aired on 1/31/2014)  

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Jurgen Knieper

Wings of Desire

Cathedral of Books [2:42]

Elektra/Nonesuch #79210
www.nonesuch.com

Victoire

Cathedral City

Mazzoli: Cathedral City [4:56]

New Amsterdam 25
www.newamsterdamrecords.com

Briane Keane & Faruk Tekbilek

Süleyman the Magnificent

Aya sofya [3:19]

Celestial Harmonies #13023
www.harmonies.com

Jack Rose

Kensington Blues

Cathedral Et Chartres [5:11]

vhf#92 www.vhfrecords.com
OR download from Emusic.com

Paul Giger

Chartres

Crossing, excerpt [10:52]

ECM #1386
www.ecmrecords.com

William Duckworth & The Cathedral Band

Linesongs

Dancing with the Ancestors, excerpt [5:15]

Monroe Street Music
www.monroestreet.com

James Clapperton  

Michael's Piano Book

The Cathedral at Freiburg [1:34]

Metier Sound & Vision  msvcd 92033
www.divineartrecords.com

Jacques Loussier Trio

 

Claude Debussy/Jacques Loussier Preludes: Book I: "La cathedrale engloutie" (The sunken cathedral) [6:23]

Telarc 83511
concordmusicgroup.com

Christopher Tignor, feat. Colin Jacobsen

Core Memory Unwound

Cathedral (pr. 2) [5:30]

Western Vinyl WEST 061 westernvinyl.com

 

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Comments [1]

gina ballinger from graz austria

hi! have you heard the Sea Organ of Zadar Croatia : ) reminded me of its beauty hearing todays program. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ9qX8lcaBQ

cathedrals are a-mazing. thanks!

Feb. 05 2014 09:50 AM

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