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

Composer(s)Swayne, GilesTraditional
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical MusicWorld
Category Choral - SacredChoral - Secular • World
Catalogue 8.572595
Label / Series Naxos / English Choral Music
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available

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.

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SWAYNE, G.: Stabat mater / The silent land / Magnificat I / Ave verum corpus (Wallfisch, Dmitri Ensemble, G. Ross) 1:08:19   
  O Lulum (Senegalese Song) 1:37       
  Magnificat I, Op. 33 4:18       
  The silent land, Op. 70 22:58       
  Ave verum corpus, Op. 94 3:08       
  Stabat mater, Op. 95          
      Stanza I - Chant I - Muslim praise of God 2:56       
      Stanza II - Chant II 1:46       
      Jewish praise of God 2:01       
      Stanza III-IV - Chant III - Muslim blessing of the Dead 6:13       
      Stanza V-VII 3:52       
      Motet I - Death of the son 2:26       
      Chant IV 0:42       
      Jewish blessing of the Dead 2:08       
      Motet II 4:14       
      Chant V 0:40       
      Prayer for Reconciliation 1:22       
      Motet III 3:46       
      Motet IV: Prayer for Peace 4:12       
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