John Luther Adams - Canticles of the Holy Wind | Cantaloupe CA21131

John Luther Adams - Canticles of the Holy Wind

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Label: Cantaloupe

Cat No: CA21131

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 9th June 2017

Contents

Artists

The Crossing

Conductor

Donald Nally

Works

Adams, John Luther

Canticles of the Holy Wind

Artists

The Crossing

Conductor

Donald Nally

About

Lauded by the New York Times as a “...hypnotic and ethereally beautiful invocation of wind, sky and birdsong,” John Luther AdamsCanticles of the Holy Wind, performed by the renowned chamber choir The Crossing, is quite possibly his most technically challenging choral work, and yet the music’s mesmerizing aura of stillness encourages listening at its most elemental. The piece was composed for four choirs of eight singers each, and moves through spaces that are as fantastical (“Sky with Four Suns”) as they are serene (“The Hour of the Doves”), always with a connection to our inner world, as well as the world around us.

“John allows us to interrupt our otherwise endlessly forward-tumbling lives,” notes Donald Nally, The Crossing’s conductor, “and experience these sounds as if we were sitting in the woods for an hour. An hour of wind and of sky and of birds. We are drawn to this music, not just for the beauty of its shimmering harmonies and the overwhelming climactic moments, but also for way it inspires a ‘hearing’ of nature, in real time, as we sing it.”

Track list:
1. Sky With Four Suns
2. The White Wind
3. Dream of the Hermit Thrush
4. Sky With Four Moons
5. The Singing Tree
6. The Blue Wind
7. The Hour of the Doves
8. Sky With Nameless Colors
9. Cadenza of the Mockingbird
10 The Yellow Wind
11 Dream of the Canyon Wren
12 Sky With Endless Stars
13 The Hour of the Owls
14 The Dark Wind

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