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Surman: Proverbs and Songs CD

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  • Performer: John Curry, John Taylor
  • Orchestra: Salisbury Festival Chorus
  • Conductor: Howard Moody
  • Composer: John Surman
  • Audio CD (19 Dec. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: ECM New Series
  • ASIN: B000024UM6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 152,414 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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"John Surman has produced a magnificent piece of 20th century choral writing, confirming that he should no longer be regarded simply as one of Britain's leading improvisors and instrumentalists, but also as a composer of imagination, vision and power" - so raved The Times of the premiere of Surman's Proverbs And Songs, the event documented on this disc. Enhanced by powerful saxophone and bass clarinet soloing from Surman and from John Taylor at the massive Salisbury Cathedral organ, this oratorium based on Old Testament texts will be perceived as bold shift of direction in Surman's discography. Yet it also throws light on an undocumented aspect of his biography, for Surman was himself a chorister before jazz fired his imagination... Recorded 1996, live at Salisbury Cathedral Personnel: John Surman (baritone and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet), John Taylor (organ), Salisbury Festival Chorus, Howard Moody (conductor)


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