Officium

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Officium
Jan Garbarek (soprano and tenor saxophones) / The Hilliard Ensemble

[ ECM New Series / CD ]

Release Date: Saturday 1 January 1994

A hauntingly beautiful combination of medieval unaccompanied choral music and jazz saxophone.

"St Gerold monastery was precisely the sort of building these centuries-old songs were intended for, so it's fascinating to hear how the acoustic responds to the modern sound of a saxophone. The result is strikingly beautiful. The blend of contemporary secular jazz and ancient European spiritual music is an audacious one, but it works strikingly." London Jazz News

Tracks:

anon.:
Primo tempore
Sanctus
Regnantem sempiterna
Procedentem sponsum
Pulcherrima rosa
De spineto nata rosa
Credo
Virgo flagellatur
Oratio Ieremiae

De La Rue:
O salutaris hostia

Dufay:
Ave maris stella

Morales:
Parce mihi domine

Perotinus:
Beata viscera

Morales : Parce mihi domine