Officium Novum

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12 Nur ein Weniges noch 0:19 $2.49 Buy

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The inspired bringing together of Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble has resulted in consistently inventive music making since 1993, when the hugely popular and critically-acclaimed OFFICIUM was released. Now, after another decade of shared experiences, comes OFFICIUM NOVUM, the third album from Garbarek/Hilliard, recorded, like its distinguished predecessors, in Austria’s St Gerold monastery. A central focus this time is music of Armenia. Based on the adaptations of legendary Armenian priest/composer/musicologist Komitas Vardapet, the pieces draw upon both medieval sacred music and the bardic tradition of the region. The authenticity of The Hilliard Ensemble’s a cappella singing spurs some of Garbarek’s most impassioned saxophone playing to date, resulting in an often haunting, often heavenly marriage of classical, jazz, and religious music. “The compatibility between the voices and saxophone will please both jazz aficionados and followers of choral music. Garbarek’s saxophone acts as a fifth voice, harmonising with the other four. He also improvises melodic lines that swoop out of the ensemble, creating an exhilarating feeling of lightness and freedom.”—BBC Music Review