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Gregory Rose: Danse Macabre

TOCC 0284

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Playing time: 60'09"
Tracks: 28
Booklet pages: 20
© 2015 Toccata Classics
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Gregory Rose: Danse Macabre published on 20 December 2015

Listen: Gregory Rose: In Paradisum (Danse macabre) (track 26, 0:01-1:00)

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
Gregory Rose, conductor

Gregory Rose (born 1948):

Danse Macabre (2011)
1 Dance 1: Processional
2 Chorus 1: Requiem aeternam
3 Song 1 (The Preacher from the Pulpit)
4 Death Song 1 (Death to All) and Chorus 2: 'Kyrie eleison'
5 Dance 2
6 Death Song 2 ('Death to the Pope')
7 Song 2 (The Pope)
8 Chorus 3 (Tract): 'Absolve, Domine'
9 Death Song 3 (Death answers the Pope)
10 Dance 3
11 Chorus 4 (Sequence): 'Dies irae'
12 Song 3 (The Emperor)
13 Chorus 5 (Offertory): 'Domine, Jesu Christe'
14 Death Song 4 ('Death to the Emperor')
15 Dance 4
16 Song 4 (The Empress)
17 Chorus 6: 'Sanctus'
18 Death Song 5 ('Death to the Empress')
19 Dance 5
20 Song 5 (The Cardinal)
21 Death Song 6 ('Death to the Cardinal')
22 Song 6 (The King)
23 Chorus 7 (Communion): 'Lux aeterna'
24 Death Song 7 ('Death to the King')
25 Dance 6
26 Chorus 8: 'In Paradisum'
27 Dance 7: Recessional
28 Chorus 9: 'Pie Jesu'

Recorded 12-14 October 2014 in the Niguliste kirik, Tallinn, Estonia

Inspired by a large sixteenth century painting by Bernt Notke in the Niguliste kirik (St Nicholas Church)

First recording


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