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ELEMENTIA

elementia

ELEMENTIA

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The elements in their season

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The elements in their season

ELEMENTIA, the third release from The Esoterics, is a double CD set that encompasses some of the best works from Season 2000. With more than two hours of music, ELEMENTIA features world premiere recordings by Northwest composers Donald Skirvin, Garrett Fisher, and David Asplin.

Over the course of the year 2000, The Esoterics celebrated each of the four ancient elements from various vantage points, presenting the sounds and stories of different cultures — weaving music and mythology, science and sociology — to create a broader appreciation of EARTHWATERAIR, and FIRE.

ELEMENTIA is a compilation of works from these concerts, with world premieres and 20th century classics. The repertoire spans continents and styles, with a range of new favorites and choral classics from Britten, Carter, Pizzetti, Stravinsky, Barber, and more.

Kim Davenport of new-music.org said of the EARTH concert performed in Tacoma, “Seldom is one treated to a choral ensemble of such skill, with stunning balance, rhythmic precision, warmth of sound, a wonderfully broad dynamic range, and impeccable diction in every language sung.”

Track listing

Disk 1
1 In nature’s charm (1999) David Asplin
2 Spring equinox: New world (2000) Donald Skirvin
Due composizioni corali (1961) Ildebrando Pizzetti
3 Il giardino di Afrodite
4 Piena sorgeva la luna
5 A földhez (1951) Lajos Bárdos
6 Min yndlingsdal (1971) Jørgen Jersild
7 Friede auf Erden (1907) Arnold Schœnberg
8 riverrun (2000) Garrett Fisher
9 Summer solstice: Wheel of dreams (2000) Donald Skirvin
10 To be sung on the water (1968) Samuel Barber
Szeroka woda (1979) Henryk Górecki
11 A ta nasza Narew
12 Oj, kiedy na Powislu
13 Oj, Janie, Janie
14 Polne róze rwala
15 Szeroka woda
16 Natteregn (1971) Jørgen Jersild
17 Canticum calamitatis maritimæ (1997) Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
Disk 2
1 Autumn (1977) John Chorbajian
2 Autumn equinox: The delight song of Tsoai-talee (2000) Donald Skirvin
3 Dance, clarion air (1952) Michael Tippett
4 Entflieht auf Leichten Kähnen (1908) Anton Webern
Szeged felol (1937) Lajos Bárdos
5 Szeged felol…
6 Nem porzik…
7 Ángyi sütött retest…
8 Sej haj, liba liba…
9 Aftenrøden (1971) Jørgen Jersild
10 Sügismaastikud (1964) Veljo Tormis
11 Anthem: The dove descending breaks the air (1962) Igor Stravinsky
12 Winter solstice: Cedar smoke and snowflake (2000) Donald Skirvin
13 Twelfth night (1968) Samuel Barber
14 Nonantsin (1972) Carlos Chávez
15 Tűz-szivárvány (1962) Lajos Bárdos
16 To music (1937) Elliott Carter
17 Hymn to St Cecilia (1942) Benjamin Britten
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