Remember Me, My Dear (CD)

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Artist:
Jan Garbarek, The Hilliard Ensemble

25 years on from the release of Officium, the groundbreaking alliance of Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble, comes Remember me, my dear, recorded during the final tour the group made in October 2014.

Named for the Scottish ballad which concludes it, the programme is emblematic of the range of repertoire the Norwegian saxophonist and British vocal quartet explored together from Pérotin, Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume le Rouge, Antoine Brumel to Komitas, Arvo Pärt and more.

It could be said that the Hilliard/Garbarek combination, in concert, transcended its source materials, with early music, contemporary composition and improvisation interfused in the responsive acoustics of sacred spaces. And this final album reminds us that this unique grouping, and its unprecedented exploration of sound, was consistently breathtaking.

They were first brought together by producer Manfred Eicher in 1993. Officium, the debut album made the following year, touched a large international audience. A million copies of Officium were sold swiftly, and a thousand concerts, many in cathedrals, churches and other sacred spaces, followed over a 20-year period. (ECM2625)

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Reviews:

The Observer

"The wide-ranging programme follows their established recipe of early, contemporary and improvised music, recorded to achieve heightened resonance...The title song – anonymous Scottish 16th century – is a heartfelt finale. Not for purists, but offering its own singular and hard-won purity."

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Tracklisting:

  1. Traditional, Komitas: Ov zarmanali (Arr. Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble)
  2. anon.: Procurans odium (Arr. Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble)
  3. Garbarek: Allting finns
  4. Nikolay Kedrov Sr.: Litany (Arr. Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble)
  5. anon.: Dostoino est (Arr. Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble)
  6. anon.: Sanctus (Arr. Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble)
  7. Pärt: Most Holy Mother of God
  8. anon.: Procedentem sponsum (Arr. Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble)
  9. Rouge: Se je fayz deuil (Arr. Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble)
  10. Perotinus: Alleluia nativitas (Arr. Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble)
  11. Hildegard: O ignis spiritus (Arr. Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble)
  12. Garbarek: We Are the Stars
  13. Brumel, A: Agnus Dei (Arr. Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble)
  14. anon.: Remember Me, My Dear (Arr. Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble)