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Per Norgard: Light Hour

Album Summary

>Norgård, Per : A Light Hour, for percussion ensemble of any size
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Notes & Reviews:

Per Norgard's 'A Light Hour' is a stimulating and vital percussion manifestation. And the title can be taken quite literally: the music lasts an hour, begins with a bright sound and ends in an elevated mood with a collectively improvised 'note feast'. Originally 'A Light Hour' was an improvisation work from 1986, but in 2008 Per Norgard created this new through-composed version. By way of a wealth of instruments the listener is sent on a percussion journey around the world brilliantly realized by the percussion virtuoso Gert Mortensen and his ensemble Percurama, whose members themselves come from 15 different countries.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Royal Danish Academy of Music (02/2009).


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>Per Norgård (Composer) (1932 - ) : A Light Hour, for percussion ensemble of any size
  • Conductor: Gert Mortensen
  • Running Time: 15 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986