Harrison Birtwistle : Three Latin Motets from The Last Supper [reblog]

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Τα Τρία Λατινικά Μοτέτα από την όπερα The Last Supper του συνθέτη σύγχρονης μουσικής Harrison Birtwistle [1934-2022] έχουν γραφτεί για να ακούγονται από ηχογράφηση σε συγκεκριμένα σημεία του έργου: η προδοσία, η σταύρωση, οι σταθμοί στην πορεία προς τον Γολγοθά.
Σκοπός των εμβόλιμων, μικρής διάρκειας έργων, είναι με τα λόγια του συνθέτη, ”taking us to Christ’s time”.

The Three Latin Motets from The Last Supper, an opera by contemporary composer Harrison Birtwistle, are written to be heard from a recording, at specific points during the work : betrayal, crucifixion, stations on the way to Golgotha.
The purpose of the short intercalary works is, in the words of the composer, “taking us to Christ’s time”.


00:00 O bone Jesu
03:43 Pange lingua
06:33 In supremae nocte cenae


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