Yasuda & G Davis - Ekecheiria | Winter & Winter 9102882

Yasuda & G Davis - Ekecheiria


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Label: Winter & Winter

Cat No: 9102882

Barcode: 0025091028825

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 7th July 2023



Gareth Davis (bass clarinet)
Exaudi Vocal Ensemble


James Weeks


Davis, Gareth


Yasuda, Fumio

The Games Must Go On


Gareth Davis (bass clarinet)
Exaudi Vocal Ensemble


James Weeks


For the opening of the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics, Krzysztof Penderecki set to music the text of the Ekecheiria (Truce) Agreement, agreed in 884 BC to ensure the peaceful running of the Games.

In 2022, Munich celebrated and commemorated the 50th anniversary of the "cheerful" Games, which unfortunately ended in tragedy. In this context, Fumio Yasuda was commissioned to once again set Ekecheiria to music as a mirror of those events. The result is seven compositions for voices and bass clarinet based on IOC President Avery Brundage's controversial demand "The Games Must Go On", interspersed with sound bridges entitled Ekecheiria by Gareth Davis.

Gareth Davis, one of the most outstanding soloists in New Music, meets EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble, one of the world's leading vocal ensembles of today. EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble, based in London, is directed by James Weeks and draws its voices from the best vocal talent in the UK. Winter & Winter's recorded works with EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble range from Carlo Gesualdo to Michael Finnissy. Gareth Davis is featured on "The Ninth Wave - Ode to Nature," a composition by Fumio Yasuda based on Ludwig van Beethoven.

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