The Norwegian Wind Ensemble / Nordic Voices / Mark Bennett

The Mission

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Lawo Classics
UPC: 7090020180649
Catnr: LWC 1061
Release date: 25 April 2014
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€ 19.95
Lawo Classics
Catalogue number
LWC 1061
Release date
25 April 2014

About the album

The point of departure for The Norwegian Wind Ensemble’s new CD The Mission is the meeting of European ‘serious’ music and indigenous ‘traditional’ music of the 17th and 18th centuries. The result is a vibrant mixture of lovely music, spirited dance rhythms, and Latin American temperament.

The repertoire on this album consists of historic music, primarily of the Baroque era, which blends with the animated local playing styles and rhythms. Some of the music is from old scores discovered during the restoration of rundown churches in Bolivia — music with links all the way back to Jesuit efforts in the 1500s to spread Catholicism and Christianize the indigenous Indians. The Baroque music is
coloured by the native rhythms and resurrected in the splendid arrangements of Stian Aareskjold, who plays trumpet in the ensemble and has served as musical director of this project. Also collaborating on the album is trumpeter and conductor Mark Bennett and the singers of Nordic Voices.

The Norwegian Wind Ensemble is a professional orchestra based in Halden. With its 280-year history, it is Norway’s oldest orchestra. The ensemble consists of 24 musicians and is known for its wide-ranging musical repertoire. It performs ca. 100 concerts annually for around 20,000 listeners. Nordic Voices is a classical six-voice a cappella ensemble regarded as one of the leading international vocal ensembles in its genre. It repertoire ranges from medieval to contemporary music.
Barockmusik aus Europa und Südamerika.

Diese Aufnahme stellt Werke des Frühbarock aus der „alten“ und der „neuen“ Welt gegenüber.
Zu hören sind Werke von Adrian Willaert, Antonio de Cabezon, Luis de Milan, Gaspar Sanz, Juan Aranes (ca. 1580-1650), Juan Hidalgo de Polanco (1614-1685) und anderen.
Gerade die lokalen Stile und Rhythmen der Musik, deren Quellen aus verfallenen Kirchen Boliviens stammen, zeigen die Bemühungen, alteuropäische Traditionen mit indianischen Farben zusammenzubringen.
Stian Aareskjold, Trompeter des Norwegian Wind Ensembles, hat einige Stücke für sein Ensemble und das weltweit bekannte Vokalensemble Nordic Voices arrangiert.


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