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Remembered love

composer
first performance in 2004
author of text

 
Remembered love (Omiizuru koi) was commissioned by the King’s Singers from the American composer Jackson Hill (b1941), and first performed at Washington’s Kennedy Center in February 2004. The text is derived from two poems by Hitomaro (c.662-710) that appear in the seventh-century Japanese anthology the Manyôshû. The composition employs a number of sonic and stylistic devices derived from Japanese traditional music: pentatonic harmony, vocal slides, portamentos, and ornamentation derived from Buddhist chant and ancient Japanese court music, as well as textures that define a sense of stasis and suspended time. The composer treats the syllables of Japanese text at times as abstract sounds and at other times as highly inflected symbols and visual images, subject to elaborate, descriptive word-painting to express the words of the poem.

Remembered love is one of a series of Jackson Hill’s Japanese-language compositions for vocal ensemble.

from notes by The King's Singers © 2006

Recordings

Landscape & Time
Studio Master: SIGCD090Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 7 on SIGCD090 [8'27] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD090 track 7

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-06-09007
Duration
8'27
Recording date
20 June 2006
Recording venue
St Andrew's Church, Toddington, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Landscape & Time (SIGCD090)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: November 2006
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