The Drop That Contained The Sea : Works On The Theme Of Water
- composed and conducted by Christopher Tin ; performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with various performers.
- digital; optical; 1.4 m/s; stereo.
- audio file; CD audio.
- [California] : Tin Works, ©2014.
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- 1 audio disc : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (19 pages)
At the library
- Tin, Christopher, composer, conductor.
- Özer, Diler, performer.
- Öztürk, Selda, performer.
- Yankın, Burcu, performer.
- Papish, Jamie, performer.
- Kameda, Shoji, performer.
- Mahadevan, Roopa, performer.
- Pontes, Dulce performer.
- Türküler, Kardes, performer.
- Nominjin (singer), performer.
- Anonymous 4 (Musical group), performer.
- Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, performer.
- Angel City Chorale, performer.
- Le Mystère de Voix Bulgares, performer.
- Soweto Gospel Choir, performer.
- Schola Cantorum (Musical group), performer.
- 1. Water prelude / featuring Angel City Chorale, Soweto Gospel Choir, Shoji Kameda (1:34) [sung in Proto-Indo-European]
- 2. Haktan Gelen Şerbeti "The Drink from God" / featuring Kardeş Türküler with the Angel City Chorale & Jamie Papish (3:57) [sung in Turkish ; adapted from a poem by Yunus Emre]
- 3. Temen Oblak "Dark Clouds" / featuring Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares (7:11) [sung in Bulgarian ; adapted from a poem by Hristo Botev]
- 4. Iza Ngomso "Come Tomorrow" / featuring Soweto Gospel Choir with the Angel City Chorale (4:07) [sung in Xhosa ; adapted from 'Keramos' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow]
- 5. Tsas Narand Uyarna / "The Heart of Snow" / featuring Nominjin with the Angel City Chorale & Shoji Kameda (4:01) [sung in Mongolian ; adapted from ancient Mongolian texts]
- 6. Passou O Verão "Summer Has Gone" / featuring Dulce Pontes (6:28) [sung in Portuguese ; from Sonnet CXCV by Luís de Camões]
- 7. Devipravaha "Goddess River" featuring Roopa Mahadevan with the Angel City Choral & Jon Sterckx (4:39) [sung in Sanskrit ; from the Gangashtakam by Adi Shankara]
- 8. Seirenes "Sirens" / featuring Anonymous 4 (8:47) [sung in Ancient Greek ; from The Odyssey by Homer]
- 9. Haf Gengr HriĐum "The Storm-Driven Sea" / featuring Schola Cantorum with the Angel City Chorale (4:27) [sung in Old Norse ; from the Poetic Edda]
- 10. Waloyo Yamoni "We Overcome The Wind" / featuring Soweto Gospel Choir, the Angel City Chorale & Schola Cantorum with Anonymous 4, Dulce Pontes, Nominjin, Roopa Mahadevan, Le Mystère de Voix Bulgares, Kardeş Türküler, & Shoji Kamed (12:13) [sung in Lango ; from a rainmaking litany].
- ... "The Drop that Contained the Sea" is a collection of commissioned works, reimagined and arranged for chorus and orchestra. Each of the 10 pieces is sung in a different language, exploring a different vocal tradition. Each piece also deals with water in a different form, arranged in the order the water flows through the world: melting snow, mountain streams, rivers, the ocean, and so forth. And like my last album "Calling All Dawns", the end of the album flows back into the beginning, reflecting the endless nature of the water cycle. Finally, the title ... comes from a Sufi concept: in the same way that every drop of water contains the essence of the sea, inside every human is the essence of all of humanity. In keeping with this idea I've introduced a water theme in the Prelude, and woven subtle variations throughout the album. It contains all seven notes of a major scale - four descending and three ascending - mirroring the flow of water though our world, and representing the vast ocean of melodic possibility contained within a single scale."--Forward in booklet, p. 2.
- Publication date
- 4 3/4 in.
- Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; conducted by Christopher Tin. Vocals with orchestra : Angel City Chorale, Kardeş Türküler, Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, Soweto Gospel Choir, Nominjin, Dulce Pontes, Roopa Mahadevan, Anonymous 4, Schola Cantorum. Additional musicians: Shoji Kameda (udu, frame drum, shakers, bells, bowls, throat singing) ; Jamie Papish (darbuka, riq) ; Burcu Yankin (dhol, daf) ; Selda Öztürk (daf) ; Diler Özer (tambourine, shaker, hand cymbals).
- Publisher Number
- TW004 Tin Works
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