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Apocalypsis

Author: R Murray SchaferBrent CarverTagaqKawiti WaetfordLaurie AndersonAll authors
Publisher: [Montréal?] : Analekta, [2016] ℗2016
Edition/Format:   eMusic : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Initially imagined as a way to create a grassroots community of performers and offer an alternative to classical music's dogma of highly trained musicians, this album blends professional and amateur talents in its cast of 1,000 choir singers, musicians, conductors, actors, and dancers.
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Genre/Form: Sacred music
Live sound recordings
Streaming audio
Additional Physical Format: Source record:
Schafer, R. Murray.
Apocalypsis.
[Montréal?] : Analekta, [2016]
(DLC) 2017621553
(OCoLC)946046376
Material Type: Music, Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: R Murray Schafer; Brent Carver; Tagaq; Kawiti Waetford; Laurie Anderson; David Fallis
OCLC Number: 1002858126
Language Note: Sung primarily in English, with some portions in Latin.
Notes: Libretto by the composer and others, based on the Revelation of St. John the Divine, Psalm 148, and words by Giordano Bruno.
Luminato Festival's production of this work, for a cast of 1,000 professional and amateur singers, musicians, actors, and dancers.
Performer(s): Laurie Anderson (Voice of John) ; Brent Carver (Antichrist) ; Tanya Tagaq (Old Woman) ; Kawiti Waetford (Archangel Michael) ; supporting soloists and silent roles ; various choirs and instrumental ensembles ; David Fallis, principal conductor.
Event notes: Recorded live
2015 June 27 and 28
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Contents: Part one. John's vision. The cosmic Christ (7:14) ; The court of Heaven (7:04) ; The seven seals (5:42) ; Psalm (6:07) ; Interlude (1:48) ; The seven trumpets (6:19) ; The battle between good and evil (6:45) ; Vision of the end (6:09) ; Lament over Babylon and transition to the New Kingdom (18:33) --
CD 2. Part two. Credo. Invocation and response 1 (3:36) ; Invocation and response 2 (3:30) ; Invocation and response 3 (3:30) ; Invocation and response 4 (3:30) ; Invocation and response 5 (3:31) ; Invocation and response 6 (3:39) ; Invocation and response 7 (3:40) ; Invocation and response 8 (3:38) ; Invocation and response 9 (4:01) ; Invocation and response 10 (2:19) ; Invocation and response 11 (2:09) ; Invocation and response 12 (10:40).
Responsibility: R. Murray Schafer.

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Initially imagined as a way to create a grassroots community of performers and offer an alternative to classical music's dogma of highly trained musicians, this album blends professional and amateur talents in its cast of 1,000 choir singers, musicians, conductors, actors, and dancers.

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