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Author Bryars, Gavin, composer.

Title The fifth century / Gavin Bryars
Published München : ECM Records, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (1 audio file)
Series ECM new series
ECM new series.
Contents The fifth century. We see the heavens with our eyes (9:47) ; As sure as there is a space infinite (5:37) ; Infinity of space is like a painter's table (3:54) ; Eternity is a mysterious absence of times and ages (6:42) ; Eternity magnifies our joys exceedingly (3:17) ; His omnipresence is our field of joys (5:50) ; Our bridegroom and our king being everywhere (7:14) -- Two love songs. Io amai sempre (3:59) ; Solo et pensoso (3:47)
Summary A collection of two works by the composer Gavin Bryars: The fifth century, a large-scale work for choir and saxophone quartet that uses text from Centuries of meditations, by the English poet and theologian Thomas Traherne; and, Two love songs, settings of Petrarch sonnets for female choir a cappella
Performer The Crossing ; PRISM Quartet (Timothy McAllister, soprano saxophone ; Robert Young, alto saxophone ; Matthew Levy, tenor saxophone ; Taimur Sullivan, baritone saxophone) (1st work) ; Kelly Ann Bixby, Karen Blanchard, Rebecca Siler, soloists (2nd work) ; Donald Nally, conductor
Event 1st work recorded 2014 July Gould Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia
2nd work recorded 2015 June Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia
Notes Sung in English (1st work) and Italian (2nd work)
Hard copy version record
Subject Traherne, Thomas, -1674 -- Musical settings
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374 -- Musical settings
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374.
Traherne, Thomas, -1674.
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with instrumental ensemble.
Choruses, Secular (Women's voices, 3 parts), Unaccompanied
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with instrumental ensemble.
Choruses, Secular (Women's voices, 3 parts), Unaccompanied.
Genre/Form Streaming audio
Art music.
Love songs.
Musical settings.
Sacred music.
Art music.
Love songs.
Sacred music.
Musique savante.
Chansons d'amour.
Musique sacrée.
Form Streaming audio
Author Nally, Donald, 1960- conductor.
Bixby, Kelly Ann, singer.
Blanchard, Karen, singer.
Siler, Rebecca, singer.
Traherne, Thomas, -1674, author.
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374, author.
Container of (work): Bryars, Gavin. Fifth century.
Container of (work): Bryars, Gavin. Love songs.
Prism Quartet, instrumentalist.
Crossing (Musical group : Philadelphia, Pa.), singer.
Other Titles Choral music. Selections