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FAIROUZ, M.: Zabur (Coakwell, Kelly, Indianapolis Children's Choir, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Indianapolis Symphony, Stark)

    




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FAIROUZ, M.: Zabur (Coakwell, Kelly, Indianapolis Children's Choir, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Indianapolis Symphony, Stark)

Hailed by The New York Times as ‘an important new artistic voice’ and by Gramophone as ‘a post-millennial Schubert,’ Mohammed Fairouz is one of the most significant composers of vocal music of our time. His oratorio Zabur (Arabic for ‘psalms’) is a kind of war requiem documenting a conflict’s effects on human beings, most notably children. Though cast in a contemporary setting, in a city under siege, Fairouz evokes a timeless world, acknowledging tragedy while asserting an eternal, luminous hope that transcends the disastrous present.


Fairouz, Mohammed
Saïd, Najla, lyricist(s)

  Zabur
1.   Part I: Prophecy (Chorus, Children, Dawoūd) 00:04:03
2.   Part I: There is no power here (Dawoūd) 00:04:21
3.   Part I: There is an occasional crackle far away (Dawoūd) 00:04:30
4.   Part I: And so now what seemed so urgent before (Dawoūd) 00:03:40
5.   Part I: The Lord scoffs at them (Dawoūd, Chorus) 00:03:09
6.   Part I: Serve the Lord with fear (Dawoūd, Chorus) 00:03:02
7.   Part II: Your candle is almost out (Jibreel, Dawoūd) 00:03:14
8.   Part II: I tried to get the children to play, but they won't (Jibreel, Dawoūd) 00:04:02
9.   Part II: We should all - especially the children here (Jibreel, Dawoūd) 00:05:33
10.   Part II: Can we tell them we are hungry (Children) 00:03:07
11.   Part II: Yes, children, this is the power of art (Jibreel, Chorus) 00:01:50
12.   Part II: This is inspiring! (Dawoūd) 00:01:01
13.   Part II: Destruction of the Shelter (Chorus, Children, Dawoūd) 00:03:48
14.   Part II: Hear my prayer, O Lord (Chorus) 00:03:01
15.   Part II: The Lord looked down (Chorus, Dawoūd) 00:02:37
16.   Part II: In the beginning you laid the foundations (Dawoūd, Chorus) 00:04:44

Total Playing Time: 00:55:42






Composer(s):
Fairouz, Mohammed

Lyricist(s):
Saïd, Najla

Conductor(s):
Stark, Eric

Orchestra(s):
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Choir(s):
Indianapolis Children's Choir; Indianapolis Symphonic Choir

Artist(s):
Coakwell, Dann; Kelly, Michael

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559803

Barcode: 636943980323

Physical Release: 10/2016

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