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I Have Heard It Said that a Spirit Enters: Music of Gavin Bryars [CD]

Gavin Bryars Audio CD

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. I Have Heard It Said That a Spirit EntersCBC Radio Orchestra, Owen Underhill, Holly Cole 4:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Planet EarthCBC Radio Orchestra, Owen Underhill, Holly Cole10:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The AppleCBC Radio Orchestra, Owen Underhill, Holly Cole 4:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Violin Concerto "The Bulls of Bashan"CBC Radio Orchestra, Owen Underhill, Gwen Hoebig20:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Porazzi FragmentCBC Radio Orchestra, Owen Underhill13:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. By the VaarCBC Radio Orchestra, Owen Underhill, Gavin Bryars19:360.99  Buy MP3 

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'I have heard it said that a spirit enters' is the first recording of orchestral music by Gavin Bryars on his own label. It includes two pieces for string orchestra (his Violin Concerto and The Porazzi Fragment) given their premiere recordings, supervised by the composer, and jazz-related works for chamber orchestra and soloists - jazz vocalist Holly Cole, and Gavin Bryars himself in a rare appearance as a jazz bassist.

Gavin Bryars lives part of the year on the west coast of Canada and has strong links with many areas of Canadian music and culture. He has collaborated extensively with the Montreal-based dance company La La La Human Steps (on the album 'Amjad'). He is working on a chamber opera with the Victoria ensemble/producers Aventa, and has done many projects with CBC Radio.

This recording features his work with the CBC Radio Orchestra, the last radio orchestra in North America, which has since been disbanded. The whole of this programme was given as the last night of the 2002 Vancouver International Jazz Festival featuring, as it does, his songs for the Canadian jazz singer Holly Cole, and with Bryars himself playing the piece for double-bass and orchestra, "By the Vaar", that he wrote for Charlie Haden. The other two pieces are works for string orchestra, written during his summer months in Canada.

The album was originally released on CBC Records in 2002 but was deleted during the financial cuts at CBC. It has been substantially re-mastered and redesigned for GB Records.

Personnel: CBC Radio Orchestra, Owen Underhill (conductor), Holly Cole (voice), Gwen Hoebig (violin), Gavin Bryars (double-bass)

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