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Jan Garbarek / The Hilliard Ensemble - Officium Novum mp3 album

Jan Garbarek / The Hilliard Ensemble - Officium Novum mp3 album Performer: Jan Garbarek
Album: Officium Novum
Country: Germany
Released: 2010
Style: Renaissance, Modern, Medieval, Contemporary
Size MP3: 1434 mb.
Size FLAC: 1940 mb.
Rating: 4.4/5
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Arranged By – Jan Garbarek (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 to 10), The Hilliard Ensemble (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 to 10). Baritone Vocals – Gordon Jones (2). Countertenor Vocals – David James (13). Design – Sascha Kleis. Engineer – Peter Laenger. Liner Notes – Thomas Steinfeld. Photography By – Gordon Jones, Mario Giacomelli, Paolo Soriani.

Arranged By – Jan Garbarek (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 to 10), The Hilliard Ensemble (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 to 10). Photography By – Mario Giacomelli.

More than 15 years separate the release of Jan Garbarek's best-selling album Officium from his Officium Novum. The newer release, like the original, features Garbarek on soprano and tenor saxophones and the male vocal quartet, the Hilliard Ensemble. In both albums, Garbarek takes preexisting vocal pieces and embroiders them with his soulful obbligato contributions. The chaste austerity of the men's voices and the reedy plaintiveness of the saxophone make for a surprisingly effective pairing.

Info for Officium Novum. It was in 1993 when Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble, a vocal quartet from Britain focused on music of the Renaissance, have first recorded together. Their outstanding piece Officium, with Garbarek as an additional free-ranging ‘voice’, has resulted in consistently inventive music making since then and sold more than one million copies. The follower Mnemosyne (1998) took the story further, expanding the repertoire beyond ‘early music’ to embrace works both ancient and modern. It was the groundbreaking Officium album, with Garbarek’s saxophone as a free-ranging ‘fifth voice’ with the Ensemble, which gave the first indications of the musical scope and emotional power of this combination. Mnemosyne, 1998’s double album, took the story further, expanding the repertoire beyond ‘early music’ to embrace works both ancient and modern.

It was in 1993 when Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble, a vocal quartet from Britain focused on music of the Renaissance, have first recorded together.

Officium Novum completes a stunning trilogy that began back in 1993 when Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek and British vocal quartet The Hilliard Ensemble first collaborated on the original Officium album. Released the next year, it blended pure unaccompanied voices with soaring saxophone on a programme of medieval church music. Unpredictably, that unique combination was an immediate success. The album became one of the biggest sellers on the ECM label and hit the charts in several countries.

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Officium Novum's repertoire is the quintet's most intriguing yet, finding a nexus point where Garbarek and Vardapet can coexist with Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, whose "Most Holy Mother of God" represents the album's spiritual high point, and 13th century composer Pérotin, whose "Alleluia, Nativitas" represents Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble at its most buoyant. If music is meant to be a transporting experience, then Officium Novum is Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble at its transcendent best. -John Kelman, allaboutjazz.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Ov Zarmanali
Written-By – Komitas
4:11
2 Svjete Tihij
Written-By [Byzantine Chant] – Traditional
4:14
3 Allting Finns
Written-By – Jan Garbarek
4:18
Litany (13:06)
4.1 Litany
Written-By – Nikolai N. Kedrov*
4.2 Otche Nash
Written-By [From The Lipovan Old Believers Tradition] – Traditional
4.3 Dostoino Est
Written-By – Anonymous
5 Surb, Surb
Written-By – Komitas
6:40
6 Most Holy Mother Of God
Written-By – Arvo Pärt
4:34
7 Tres Morillas M’enamoran
Written-By [From El Cancionero De Palacio (16th Century)] – Spanish Anonymous*
3:32
8 Sirt Im Sasani
Written-By – Komitas
4:06
9 Hays Hark Nviranats Ukhti
Written-By – Komitas
6:25
10 Alleluia. Nativitas
Written-By – Pérotin
5:20
11 We Are The Stars
Written-By – Jan Garbarek
4:09
12 Nur Ein Weniges Noch
Lyrics By – Giorgos Seferis*Read By – Bruno Ganz
0:19

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – ECM Records GmbH
  • Copyright (c) – ECM Records GmbH
  • Made By – EDC, Germany – 52574810
  • Recorded At – Propstei St. Gerold

Credits

  • Arranged By – Jan Garbarek (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 to 10), The Hilliard Ensemble (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 to 10)
  • Baritone Vocals – Gordon Jones
  • Countertenor Vocals – David James
  • Design – Sascha Kleis
  • Engineer [Tonmeister] – Peter Laenger
  • Liner Notes – Thomas Steinfeld
  • Photography By [Cover Photo] – Mario Giacomelli
  • Photography By [Liner Photo (Booklet Page 23)] – Paolo Soriani
  • Photography By [Liner Photos (Booklet Pages 3, 19)] – Gordon Jones
  • Photography By [Liner Photos] – Mario Giacomelli
  • Producer – Manfred Eicher
  • Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Jan Garbarek
  • Tenor Vocals – Rogers Covey-Crump, Steven Harrold

Notes

Recorded June 2009
Propstei St.Gerold

An ECM Production

℗ 2010 ECM Records GmbH
© 2010 ECM Records GmbH

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ECM 2125, 476 3855, ECM New Series 2125 Jan Garbarek / The Hilliard Ensemble Jan Garbarek / The Hilliard Ensemble - Officium Novum ‎(CD, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM New Series, ECM New Series ECM 2125, 476 3855, ECM New Series 2125 Germany 2010
ECM New Series 2125, ECM 2125, BOO14664-02 Jan Garbarek / The Hilliard Ensemble Jan Garbarek / The Hilliard Ensemble - Officium Novum ‎(CD, Album) ECM New Series, ECM Records, Universal Music Classical ECM New Series 2125, ECM 2125, BOO14664-02 US 2010
ECM New Series 2125, ECM 2125, BOO14664-02 Jan Garbarek / The Hilliard Ensemble Jan Garbarek / The Hilliard Ensemble - Officium Novum ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) ECM New Series, ECM Records, Universal Music Classical ECM New Series 2125, ECM 2125, BOO14664-02 Russia 2010
ECM 2125, 476 3855, ECM New Series 2125 Jan Garbarek / The Hilliard Ensemble Jan Garbarek / The Hilliard Ensemble - Officium Novum ‎(CD, Album, Promo) ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM New Series, ECM New Series ECM 2125, 476 3855, ECM New Series 2125 Germany 2010