A bridge of dreams / Ars Nova Copenhagen ; Paul Hillier with Andrew Lawrence King.
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Recorded/performed at: St Paul's Church, Copenhagen, on Aug 06.
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Also includes: Mass for Saint Cecilia's day / Lou Harrison -- Five lullabies / Jack Body -- The seafarer / Liu Sola & Kevin Crossley-Holland.
Dacapo present scintillating vocal music from the Pacific Rim featuring composers and poets from China, Japan, California, New Zealand, Australia and one ancient Anglo-Saxon Seafarer.
This is unusual and lovely music sung by the Grammy Award winning vocal ensemble, Ars Nova Copenhagen, under their conductor Paul Hillier, and with early harp virtuoso Andrew Lawrence-King.
These are composers who have consciously looked beyond Western aesthetic traditions to create a musical language with a variety of different reference points. Some have found their sources close at hand in the aboriginal cultures of the land where they live, while others have looked towards the religions and music of Asia. The results are still concert music-not musical exotica-but the direction from which their ideas have arrived gives their music a sense of openness and receptivity.
Duration: 68 min.
ABC library CD booklet includes programme notes.
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