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Keith Tippett

The Monk Watches The Eagle

Label: Discus Music

Format: CD

Genre: Compositional

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€15.50
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A BBC recording released under licence by Discus Music

 

 
"It's a work of great spiritual depth and power, radiating its beams of light as though shining through stained glass -- the motif of the cover design. I remember Keith Tippett telling me about it with special pride. Now everyone can hear it, and join the long applause that filled the cathedral at the conclusion of a marvellous performance that reveals a different and very precious facet of the soul of a great musician." – Richard Williams, The Blue Moment

Keith was commissioned to write this work for the 2004 Norwich and Norfolk Festival, where it received its premier (and to date only) performance, together with a broadcast by BBC Radio 3. It is a beautiful and stirring work for large choir, saxophone octet and solo improvising voice. Whilst clearly referencing the great polyphonic choral music tradition, Keith's score also enables improvisational elements to be present - in such a skilful way that the listener is left with the impression of a very unified piece despite the diversity of approaches which a close listen to the work reveals.

Julie Tippetts says "What a thrill to work alongside the BBC Singers, and be in the midst of such wonderful musicians. What generosity of warmth and spirit was displayed in this spine-tingling performance of Keith’s wonderful composition. I feel honoured to have been a part of it. I shall never forget the magical magnitude of that wonderful event. So atmospheric. Such a beautiful, moving experience."

And the final word has to be Keith's own dedication “A gift to my father, Patrick” – Keith Tippett
Details
Cat. number: Discus 102CD
Year: 2020
Notes:
This recording is of the first performance at Norwich Cathedral on Friday, 14th May 2004. All tracks (p) 2020 BBC, © Discus Music.

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