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HEGGIE, J.: Out of Darkness (Music of Remembrance)

Composer(s)Heggie, Jake
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Vocal
Catalogue 8.559770
Label / Series Naxos / American Classics
Quality   320kbps
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In Out of Darkness, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer accomplish something remarkable. They convey the vastness of the Holocaust’s scope through emotionally rich portraits of those caught in its grasp, without reducing them to caricatures of martyrdom. The three chapters of this work relate stories that offer compelling musical witness to survival in the face of unimaginable adversity. Another Sunrise tells the amazing story of Krystyna Żywulska who, after being captured as a member of the Polish resistance, created poems and songs in Auschwitz that circulated secretly and became anthems of defiance amongst her fellow prisoners. Farewell, Auschwitz adapts Krystyna’s lyrics, with their exhortations to preserve a sense of humanity in a place defined by


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Work/Track Title Time
HEGGIE, J.: Out of Darkness (Music of Remembrance) 1:18:44   
  Another Sunrise 28:33       
  Farewell, Auschwitz          
      I. Prologue: For Maria 0:41       
      II. Soldiers 6:23       
      III. Diamonds 2:39       
      IV. In The Cards 2:18       
      V. Irenka 5:11       
      VI. Miss Ziutka 2:53       
      VII. The Sun and the Skylark 3:12       
      VIII. Farewell, Auschwitz 4:27       
  For a Look or a Touch (song cycle version)          
      I. The Voice 3:51       
      II. Golden Years 4:51       
      III. A Hundred Thousand Stars 5:33       
      IV. The Story of Joe 3:44       
      V. Silence 4:28       
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