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Harrison, Edwards, Body, Sola, Boyd

A Bridge of Dreams


Ars Nova Copenhagen
Paul Hillier, conductor, narrator
Andrew Lawrence-King, harp, psaltery, hurdy gurdy

Jack Body, composer
Anne Boyd, composer
Ross Edwards, composer
Lou Harrison, composer
Liu Sola, composer

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Ars Nova Records

Scintillating vocal music from the Pacific Rim featuring composers and poets from China, Japan, California, New Zealand, and Australia ... and one ancient Anglo-Saxon Seafarer. Unusual and lovely music sung by the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble, Ars Nova Copenhagen, under their conductor Paul Hillier, and with early harp virtuoso Andrew Lawrence-King.

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Track listing:

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LOU HARRISON (1917-2003)
Mass for Saint Cecilia’s Day (1983)
1

I Introitus

2:26 Play $1.40
2

II Kyrie

3:29 Play $1.40
3

III Gloria

1:51 Play $1.40
4

IV Graduale

2:33 Play $1.40
5

V Alleluia

2:34 Play $1.40
6

VI Offertory

1:58 Play $1.40
7

VII Sanctus

1:45 Play $1.40
8

VIII Agnus Dei

1:58 Play $1.40
9

IX Communion

0:41 Play $1.40
10

X Hymn

3:13 Play $1.40
11

XI Ite

0:55 Play $1.40
Ars Nova Copenhagen; Paul Hillier, conductor
Andrew Lawrence-King (medieval harp, psaltery, hurdy gurdy)
ROSS EDWARDS (b. 1943)
12

Sacred Kingfisher Psalms (2009)

13:24 Play $2.80
Ars Nova Copenhagen; Paul Hillier, conductor
Asger Lynge Petersen, tam-tam
JACK BODY (b. 1944)
Five Lullabies (1989)
13

I

2:34 Play $1.40
14

II

2:13 Play $1.40
15

III

1:43 Play $1.40
16

IV

1:46 Play $1.40
17

V

3:35 Play $1.40
Ars Nova Copenhagen; Paul Hillier, conductor
LIU SOLA (b. 1955) & Kevin Crossley-Holland (b. 1941)
18

The Seafarer

7:51 Play $2.10
Paul Hillier (narrator); Andrew Lawrence-King (psaltery & harp)
ANNE BOYD (b. 1946)
19

As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams (1975)

11:09 Play $2.80
Ars Nova Copenhagen; Paul Hillier, conductor
Total playing time  68 minutes

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Recorded in St. Paul's Church, Copenhagen in August 2006 (Boyd), and September 2010.
Recorded by Timbre Music, www.timbremusic.dk
Recording producer and sound engineer: Preben Iwan.

Recorded in the DXD audio format (Digital eXtreme Definition), 352.8 kHz / 24bit

Graphic design: Denise Burt

Publishers: Faber Music (Boyd), www.fabermusic.com; Theatre of Voices Edition (Edwards, Body, Sola), tov-edition.com

Label: Ars Nova Records (distributed by Dacapo)

Format: SACD

Catalogue Number: 6.220597

Barcode: 747313159765

Release Date: October 2011

Periods: 21st Century, Late 20th Century

Digital booklet (pdf) available for download customers

Reviews

Audiophile Audition
"Hillier continues his penchant for excellent recitals in superb sonics."
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Gramophone
"Anne Boyd's As I crossed a bridge of dreams steals the show (...) and - like everything else here - admirably performed"
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BBC Music Magazine
4/5 Stars
"Unsual, moving pieces nicely performed and recorded"
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International Record Review
"This is an intriguing disc of barely known and often very beautiful music"
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The Whole Note
"Curious and delightfully captivating."
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American Record Guide
"This is a delightful release full of worthy music and performances that bring it alive with infectious joy."
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Allmusic.com
"This is an album that should be of strong interest to fans of new choral music from off the beaten path"
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The Observer
"A world-class choir at its best"
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SA-CD.net
5/5 Stars
"Lovers of choral music should not miss this inspiring programme ... a typically superlative performance by Ars Nova Copenhagen"
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