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Amazing grace

composer
2004; S solo + SSAATTBB; commissioned by Kamēr
author of text

 
Ešenvalds’ arrangement of Amazing grace was made for Kamēr… in 2004. It is a kind of chorale-variation set—the famous tune is never exactly the same each time it is heard. After its initial statement by a solo soprano the melody becomes gradually more embedded in a rich eight-part texture; instead of the usual ascending semitonal key-shifts, descending modulations serve to ratchet up the intensity and lead to an ecstatic peroration in the home key.

from notes by Gabriel Jackson © 2015

Recordings

Ešenvalds: Northern Lights & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA68083Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 12 on CDA68083 [4'47]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68083 track 12

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-15-08312
Duration
4'47
Recording date
11 January 2014
Recording venue
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Ešenvalds: Northern Lights & other choral works (CDA68083)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: February 2015
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