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Chanticleer - Sound in Spirit (2005)
« on: June 11, 2017, 08:03:49 AM »



http://www.sonusantiqva.org/i/C/Chanticleer/2005SoundInSpirit.html






Muy extensas reseñas (urls en la página) y 12 comentarios en amazon para todos los gustos. Para el mío también; todo el disco es muy interesante, me emocionan con especial intensidad Beata, In Winter's Keeping y Axion estin pero muchas otras también. Ciertamente el disco es 'encantante' e hipnótico y es difícil decidir dejarlo de escuchar.

La interpretación de la CSM 391 cantiga se sale un poco de mis esquemas cantiguiles y por la forma de cantar tardo algo en percibir la melodía, especialmente en las estrofas. La conjunción de timbres en los coros, no sé exactamente por qué, ha despertado el recuerdo de otros coros, los de un grupo inglés de rock que escuché muchísimo en mi juventud, The Moody Blues, tal vez de su disco In Search of the Lost Chord. Tendría que escucharlo, pero temo hundirme en un mar de nostalgia en el que de momento floto al oír la 'versión mental'.

Algunos comentarios específicos para la cantiga:

amazon:
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Como pod'a groriosa, a 10 or 12 minute meditative song, track 7 of the album, is worth the entire price of the CD and more. It is a glorious piece of music that starts out with a lone voice, pleading to Mary for help for his lame daughter, then builds to an amazing crescendo as the daughter is healed and strides out into the world. You can hear the power return to the singer/singers, and it is easy to feel "healed" spiritually one's self, listening to it. I have shared this song with others and their response has been, universally, "Wow."

musicweb-international:
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Also from the Iberian Peninsula is Como Pod’ A Gloriosa by King Alfonso X of Castille. This medieval monarch was known as ‘The Learned’ and excelled in several intellectual pursuits, including musical composition. This vocal work tells the story of a crippled girl whose infirmity is healed while she sleeps through the intervention of the Blessed Virgin. The narrative stanzas are shared between two tenor soloists, who combine for the last stanza, while the choir sing a refrain after each stanza. The piece is arranged by Joseph Jennings. I don’t know if purists would agree with certain aspects of his arrangement. For example, half way through, a small percussion battery, consisting of dumbek, tambourine and finger cymbals, is deployed. Also gradually Jennings expands and enriches the harmonies in the refrain. As I say, it may or may not be “authentic” but I couldn’t care less! It’s tremendously effective and the natural excitement of the story builds marvellously as the story unfolds. This is a splendid, colourful piece and, for me, it’s a highlight of the disc.
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