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SWAYNE, G.: Stabat mater / The silent land / Magnificat I / Ave verum corpus (Wallfisch, Dmitri Ensemble, G. Ross)


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SWAYNE, G.: Stabat mater / The silent land / Magnificat I / Ave verum corpus (Wallfisch, Dmitri Ensemble, G. Ross)

The four pieces on this disc span three decades of Giles Swayne’s choral music, their striking echoes of Latin plainchant, Tudor polyphony and traditional African music providing contrasting and complementary strands characteristic of this much-travelled composer. Magnificat I draws on the music of the Senegalese Jola people and the Ba-Benezele of the Congo. Swayne’s moving threnody, The silent land, scored for 40-part chorus and solo cello, combines words from the Requiem Mass and Christina Rossetti’s poetry, while Stabat mater is dedicated to the grieving mothers of Israel and Palestine.

Traditional, lyricist(s)

  O Lulum (Senegalese Song)
1.   O Lulum (Senegalese Song) 00:01:37

Swayne, Giles
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Magnificat I, Op. 33
2.   Magnificat I, Op. 33 00:04:18

Swayne, Giles
Mass Text / Rossetti, Christina / Thomas, Dylan / Stevenson, Robert Louis, lyricist(s)

  The silent land, Op. 70
3.   The silent land, Op. 70 00:22:58

Swayne, Giles
Pope Innocent VI, lyricist(s)

  Ave verum corpus, Op. 94
4.   Ave verum corpus, Op. 94 00:03:08

Swayne, Giles
Mass Text / Pope Innocents III, lyricist(s)

  Stabat mater, Op. 95
5.   Stanza I - Chant I - Muslim praise of God 00:02:56
6.   Stanza II - Chant II 00:01:46
7.   Jewish praise of God 00:02:01
8.   Stanza III - IV - Chant III - Muslim blessing of the Dead 00:06:13
9.   Stanza V - VII 00:03:52
10.   Motet I - Death of the son 00:02:26
11.   Chant IV 00:00:42
12.   Jewish blessing of the Dead 00:02:08
13.   Motet II 00:04:14
14.   Chant V 00:00:40
15.   Prayer for Reconciliation 00:01:22
16.   Motet III 00:03:46
17.   Motet IV: Prayer for Peace 00:04:12

Total Playing Time: 01:08:19

Swayne, Giles; Traditional

Bible - New Testament; Mass Text; Pope Innocent VI; Pope Innocents III; Rossetti, Christina; Stevenson, Robert Louis; Thomas, Dylan; Traditional

Ross, Graham

Dmitri Ensemble

Alden, Ben; Bevan, Sophie; Sells, Jonathan; Symonds-Joy, Kate; Wallfisch, Raphael

Label: Naxos

Series: English Choral Music

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular; World

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.572595

Barcode: 747313259571

Physical Release: 11/2010

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