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  • Audio CD (8 Dec. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: C C Young & Co
  • ASIN: B0001GDR7G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 277,035 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  5. I Sit Here Immobile 1:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  9. I Am a Mannish Muff Diving Size Queen0:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Gravity 1:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Adam and Eve and Punch - Me - Not0:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen14. No Dragons Will Spring from These Circles 3:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Allen on 13 Jan. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I was lucky enough to be at the launch of Translucence at the Tate Britain. It was breath-taking. Hearing it once - from the counter tenor's gut-wrenching Sebastiane to the three a cappella female voices intertwined in Translucence was all I needed to become convinced of Donna's integrity and sheer emotion behind her writing.
Its vocal music in its purest, truest form. Donna doesn't shy away from controversial subject matter or language but has matched Jarman's poetry with music so intimate and timeless I have listened to it more than thirty times and been stopped in my tracks by the same moments every time.
There are tracks for a cappella female voices with close intricate harmonies. There are also solo songs for mezzo soprano (I walk in this garden) and solo counter tenor (Sebastiane). These are two of my favourites - very raw melodies sung by beautiful pure medieval sounding voices. There are also instrumental interludes which show off McKevitt's perfection of ensemble writing - again close harmonies but a duo of cello and viola that have to work so closely together that the result is mesmerising.
I could say more but I will only advise that Translucence really does need to be listened to in a quiet candle lit room to be appreciated as much as it deserves.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Carr on 7 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
Derek Jarman was a unique and remarkable film maker, poet, artist and diarist. This CD turns some of Jarman's poetry into quite extraordinary music. Here we are in a world where stones become witnesses of Jarman's love for his friend, where time seems measured in aeons and where love becomes a bit like the forces gluing the constituents of the universe together - scary! The voices are without exception excellent, in my opinion, and the balance between the instruments and the voices is just right. The music suits the words brilliantly - and plays with harmony and discord in a way that suits Jarman's own musings on our differences and identities. Some of the lyrics may alarm those of a nervous disposition since we're dealing here with gay love, sex, desire, death, time and politics - and all on a 50 minute CD! It's hard to describe Donna McKevitt's music since it doesn't seem to me to fit into a neat category - I would reckon that if you like Gavin Bryars, John Adams or Arvo Part you wouldn't find this too difficult - just difficult enough! If you've read Jarman's diaries you'll recognise some of the lyrics - and the world(s) that we are in. For me this is a bit of paradise...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 April 2004
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This is beautiful haunting music with an atmosphere that is pure Jarman. Anyone who knew Derek would know that he would have loved it. It's shameful that it's release has been held up for so long by the Jarman estate. There's a whole new generation that need to know about Derek Jarman. Hopefully Donna won't be put off and will carry on making beautiful music. Buy this and then go out and buy all of Jarman's books and films.
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By Steve on 8 Dec. 2009
Format: Audio CD
This record occupies an area between modern classical (of the ethereal choral variety) and sophisticated pop music. The melodies are haunting and beautiful, the words intelligent and moving, and the performances expert.

I would recommend this to listeners of any persuasion - it cuts across boundaries by virtue of its sheer loveliness.
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a voice teacher and early music fan 23 Nov. 2006
By George Peabody - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
'THE AGONY AND THE ECSTACY': A SONG CYCLE THAT IS A PERFECT MARRIAGE OF MUSIC AND WORDS DEPICTING THE INNER THOUGHTS AND SUFFERING OF ONE MAN!!!

This is a truly remarkable piece of work; shocking though it may be to some people, one has to think of it in the framework in which it was written. Derek Jarman, who wrote the words to these 17 poems, was considered the "gay Bad Boy of British Cinema".

He was a poet,painter,designer,writer,gay-rights activist and independent filmmaker; his best known film being entitled 'Blue'. It is a pensive,spoken-text meditation on mortality; no doubt because he was dying at that time (died of Aids in 1994). During the making of this film he was so impressed with Donna Mckevitt's setting of one of the soundtracks for it, that he gave her permission to set any of his peoms to music that she wished. This song cycle is the subsequent result! Jarman never got to hear it, unfortunately.

The selection of Michael Chance for 6 of the 17 poems was a stroke of genius as far as I'm concerned; he is magnificent singing this very intensely emotional and DIFFICULT song material and I would bet that he has never used some of the language that was required.

The Mezzo-soprano is very good, having a clear bell-like sound very suited to her songs. The violist and cellist were excellent. It's really quite an outstanding disc, BUT some of the language is offensive, and certainly not for the young or the overly pious.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Timelessness, beauty, simplicity and poignancy... 29 Dec. 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This disc was a remarkable find for me - having randomly purchased it in a local shop, I visited Amazon to try and buy another copy as a present for a friend. It's a shame that it's not yet in stock as I'm sure it will give enormous pleasure (as well as haunt) a great many people. Though undoubtedly tinged with sadness Mackevitt's music transcends its own bleak existence and becomes altogether other-worldly. I feel it can communicate on many levels and is certainly moving, especially in conjunction with Derek Jarman's book ("Derek Jarman's Garden" 1995 & 1996,
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