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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

Cantos sagrados
SIGCD604Download only 8 May 2020 Release
Ešenvalds: Northern Lights & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA68083Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Ešenvalds: There will come soft rains & other choral works
Studio Master: SIGCD603Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 9 on SIGCD604 [5'12] Download only 8 May 2020 Release
Track 12 on CDA68083 [4'47]
Track 14 on SIGCD603 [5'22] Download only

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