• DCD34227 Katalognummer
  • 0801918342271 EAN
  • 1CD Format
  • 2020 Utgivelsesår
  • På lager Tilgjengelighet

Artist
Conner, Stef | Marti, Hanna | Everlasting Voices

Medvirkende
O' | Gorman, Christopher | Wright, Jamie | Bier, Graham | Austin, Susannah | Coates, Lisa | Ward, Toby | Bier, Robin | Marlowe, Louis | Piggott, Elspeth | Chen, Peyee | Fernández, Ana Beard | Greenhow, Nils

Komponist
Conner, Stef | Marti, Hanna

Ensemble
Everlasting Voices

Sjanger
World

Plateselskap
Delphian

Verk

Stef Conner:
Rune Poem 1 'Torch' 1:15
Fire 5:31
Flint 2:56

Hanna Marti:
Caute cane 0:56
Hall-Joy 2:14

Stef Conner:
Rune Poem 2 'Day' 1:14
Worldstead 2:00
Caedmon’s Hymn 3:07

Trad.: Sainte Marie (Arr. S. Conner & H. Marti for 2 Voices) 1:14

Stef Conner:
Rune Poem 3 'Earth' 1:35
Seed Spell 4:26
Sky Lights 2:46
Rune Poem 4 'Stars' 1:12
Flight 7:03

Trad.: Swan Lament (Arr. S. Conner & H. Marti for 2 Voices) 3:23

Stef Conner:
Night-Bard 2:44
Song-Pack 4:07
Tide-Mother 4:13
Ice 8:50
Rune Poem 5 'Water' 1:39

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Produktbeskrivelse

This is an album of new music with very old words -- a concept album with a difference: a personal vision of a world just out of reach. Its music and its stories, its seasons and its creatures are addressed or conjured up in hymns, spells, and that most Anglo-Saxon of poetic forms – the riddle. Conner’s settings draw on English folksong, medieval music scholarship and a range of unlikelier inspirations to make something entirely her own. In around half the tracks she duets with early-music specialist Hanna Marti, both of them thrillingly poised between creation and rediscovery. In between come impressive choral set-pieces, while elsewhere Conner is alone, accompanying herself on a strummed lyre. At the album’s heart is an intimate communion with our ideas of the past, of distance and of nearness, of knowledge and enduring mystery. No songs in Old English have survived from the period in which the language was originally used. And yet what does survive of Anglo-Saxon culture – preserved in written texts or unearthed by archaeologists – presents a compelling, if tantalizingly incomplete, picture of a society in which the creative impulse was central. For singer and composer Stef Conner, this incompleteness is a challenge … to feats of imaginative daring which are also acts of informed historical sympathy.

Presto Classical October 2020
    Taking its cue from Anglo-Saxon poetry, this mesmerising album from the British singer and composer is the perfect companion for a long winter’s evening, and springs surprises at every turn. The spare beauty of the Rune Poems for upper voices and Conner’s solos to her own lyre accompaniment are interspersed with starkly powerful contributions from vocal ensemble Everlasting Voices, and it’s all wonderfully captured by Delphian’s engineers – close your eyes and you’ll be transported to a candlelit crypt on a chilly Northern night. Katherine Cooper

The Scotsman
    Beguiling ... there is compelling charm in this music that stems from Conner’s own self-belief in her self-confessed passions.


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