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Jesper Koch – Choirbook (FLAC)

Jesper Koch - Choirbook (FLAC)

Jesper Koch – Choirbook (FLAC)

Composer: Jesper Koch
Orchestra: Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Conductor: Flemming Windekilde
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Dacapo
Release: 2021
Size: 244 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Korbogen, Kapitel I “Birkebark”
01. No. 1, Mælkevejens birkebark
02. No. 2, Lukker du øjnene
03. No. 3, Nu er det juni
04. No. 4, Hybenrosen

Korbogen, Kapitel II “…Og her til vinter nu”
05. No. 1, Strande er forstenede
06. No. 2, Barndom
07. No. 3, Og blæsten
08. No. 4, Husk fugle
09. No. 5, Vinteren, den evige

Korbogen, Kapitel III “Epidemi af mørke”
10. No. 1, Nåleskoven
11. No. 2, Det siges
12. No. 3, Kosmos, du
13. No. 4, Husk

Korbogen, Kapitel IV “Vingeslag af vægge”
14. No. 1, At lægge sig med øret ned
15. No. 2, Mælkevejen
16. No. 3, Endnu en nat i verden

Korbogen, Kapitel V “Fem somre”
17. No. 1, Himlens hinde
18. No. 2, Digtet om Rusland
19. No. 3, Solens helnode
20. No. 4, Som sagt
21. No. 5, Slutaugust

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Korbogen, Kapitel VI “Galakseflager”
22. No. 1, Galaksens sommerfugle
23. No. 2, Nu falder galaksen
24. No. 3, Ligesom en tallerken
25. No. 4, Universet skælver

Korbogen, Kapitel VII “Imellem to blikke”
26. No. 1, Verden hvor den gynger når du går
27. No. 2, Og natten tager notater til din dag
28. No. 3, Under aftenens loft
29. No. 4, Vild erindring
30. No. 5, Og
31. No. 6, Over

A lyrical suite of seven chapters for mixed choir a cappella, Jesper Koch’s Choirbook is a meditation on nature, complex and yet simple, communicating openly with the listener. Sincerity and a sense of timelessness pervade this large-scale work based on the poetry of Frank Kjørup, highly accessible and deeply immersed in the mysteries of its own beauty. Danish composer Jesper Koch (born 1967) wrote very little vocal music until he reached his mid-40’s, primarily focusing on music for symphony orchestra. But in 2012, something unexpected happened. Jesper Koch suddenly felt a strong urge to write for the human voice and go back to the basic principles of melody and tonality, after having written rather complex orchestral music. The music in the vocal project Choirbook is melodic, concise and transparent: “When I write purely melodically, nothing must stand in the way of clarity. Soeverything superfluous is stripped away”, says Jesper Koch.

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