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::: Sing to me of Heaven (2005) :::


Windspiel | Contemporary Music Duo

Sing to me of Heaven is a church concert with music by composers who deal very personally with spiritual topics and traditions. Through all times, from the middle ages until today composers have been inspired by theological ideas, which is a vital aspect in the music of this programme.
Contemporary compositions are framed by motets from the middle ages, choral variations by J.S. Bach and 19th century chorals from American church song books.
Sing to me of Heaven gives an opportunity to the audienc to contemplate these themes and reflect their own feelings towards the central aspects of our religious beliefs. By the unique and special atmosphere of this music, man´s questions about our provenience and destination are musically expressed.

Programme:

Johann S. Bach (1685-1750)
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (arr. Windspiel)

Beat Gysin (*1968)
Anor (2006)
for recorders, accordion and tape

The Sacred Harp (Georgia, 1886)
Choral Sing to me of Heaven

John Cage (1912 – 1992)
Harmony 35 (1986, from Thirteen Harmonies)
version for bass-rec. & acc. (Windspiel 2005)

Mario Lavista (*1941)
Ofrenda (1986)
for tenor recorder

The Sacred Harp (Georgia, 1886)
Choral The Lone Pilgrim

John Cage (1912 – 1992)
Harmonies 15 & 42 (1986)

Jacob Obrecht (after 1450-1505)
Parce, Domine (arr. Windspiel)

Sofia Gubaidulina (*1931)
De Profundis (1978)
for accordion

Josquin Desprez (ca. 1440-1521)
In Pace (arr. Windspiel)

The Sacred Harp (Georgia, 1886)
Choral Paradise

John Cage (1912 – 1992)
Harmonies 18 & 11 (1986)

Georgina Derbez (*1969)
La Forca, il sparvier (2007)
for recorders and accordion