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On The Torment Of Saints, The Casting Of Spells And The Evocation Of Spirits
John Zorn

On The Torment Of Saints, The Casting Of Spells And The Evocation Of Spirits

CD | Tzadik | 0702397900320 | TZAD 9003 | 02-14

About the album

Three pieces of magic and religious mysticism performed by a new generation of musical masters! Written as a companion piece to “Walpurgisnacht” (2004), “All Hallows’ Eve” is a tour de force in three movements for string trio—satanic counterpoint for the Witches’ Sabbath. Written as a gift to the ICE ensemble, Zorn wrote “The Tempest” as a musical reading of Shakespeare’s mystical and enigmatic last play. Finally, the virtuosic Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble performs Zorn’s mini piano concerto in the form of a philosophical dialogue between St. Anthony and his tormentors.

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Three pieces of magic and religious mysticism performed by a new generation of musical masters! Written as a companion piece to “Walpurgisnacht” (2004), “All Hallows’ Eve” is a tour de force in three movements for string trio—satanic counterpoint for the Witches’ Sabbath. Written as a gift to the ICE ensemble, Zorn wrote “The Tempest” as a musical reading of Shakespeare’s mystical and enigmatic last play. Finally, the virtuosic Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble performs Zorn’s mini piano concerto in the form of a philosophical dialogue between St. Anthony and his tormentors.

Tracklisting
    • 1
      The Tempest: A masque
       
      11:21
    • 2
      All Hallow's Eve: I. Matins
       
      09:29
    • 3
      All Hallow's Eve: II. Lauds
       
      04:09
    • 4
      All Hallow's Eve: III. Vespers
       
      01:37
    • 5
      The Temptations of St. Anthony
       
      08:47
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