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The Four Quarters of Jerusalem - Choral music of Whitacre, Gonzales, Cohen, Palestrina, Abdelfattah, Al-Aryan, Monteverdi / Choir of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Kent Tritle

Album Summary

>Whitacre, Eric : Nox Aurumque, for chorus
>Anonymous, Italian : Isabella
>González, Gerónimo : Lamentación de Jeremías, for double chorus & continuo
>Say, Sayat Nova (Haroutian : Ashkharums akh chim kashi (I Will Not Sigh in this World)
>Say, Sayat Nova (Haroutian : Blbooli hit (The Nightingale)
>Velez, Glen : Percussion Solo, improvisation on traditional rhythms
>Traditional, Armenian : Aparani Bar (Dance from Aparan)
>Egyptian Traditional : Aspasmos Adam, chant (Coptic)
>Abu-Khader, Shireen : Adinu, for chorus
>Cohen, Gerald : Hinei Ma Tov, Shaalu Sh'lom Yrushalayim (Prayer for Jerusalem), for chorus
>Traditional, Sephardic : Porke yorach blanka ninya, Sephardic folksong
>Traditional, Sephardic : Los dos amantes
>Traditional, Sephardic : Alta, alta, va la luna
>Palestrina, Giovanni : Surge illuminare Jerusalem
>Wahab, Mohammed Abdel : Ai' Yu, song for tenor & chorus
>Dinkjian, Ara : Oud Taksim, improvisation
>Al-Aryan, Ibrahim : Bayati Saz Semai
>Wahab, Mohammed Abdel : Leylit Hob (Night of Love), song
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Lauda, Jerusalem, Dominum, motet for 7 voices (from Vespers), SV 206/10
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Notes & Reviews:

This recording is music from the four quarters of the old city of Jerusalem. This aim is to create a soundscape that reflected Jerusalem's reality as well as its role in the dreams and ideals of the great Abrahamic religions.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015).



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Works Details

>Whitacre, Eric : Nox Aurumque, for chorus
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Anonymous, Italian : Isabella
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Written: 13th Century

>González, Gerónimo : Lamentación de Jeremías, for double chorus & continuo
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Say, Sayat Nova (Haroutian : Ashkharums akh chim kashi (I Will Not Sigh in this World)
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Say, Sayat Nova (Haroutian : Blbooli hit (The Nightingale)
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Vocal

>Velez, Glen : Percussion Solo, improvisation on traditional rhythms
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Armenian : Aparani Bar (Dance from Aparan)
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Egyptian Traditional : Aspasmos Adam, chant (Coptic)
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Abu-Khader, Shireen : Adinu, for chorus
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Cohen, Gerald : Hinei Ma Tov, Shaalu Sh'lom Yrushalayim (Prayer for Jerusalem), for chorus
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996

>Traditional, Sephardic : Porke yorach blanka ninya, Sephardic folksong
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Traditional, Sephardic : Los dos amantes
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.

>Traditional, Sephardic : Alta, alta, va la luna
  • Performer: Katie Geissinger (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.

>Palestrina, Giovanni : Surge illuminare Jerusalem
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1575

>Wahab, Mohammed Abdel : Ai' Yu, song for tenor & chorus
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Dinkjian, Ara : Oud Taksim, improvisation
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Al-Aryan, Ibrahim : Bayati Saz Semai
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Wahab, Mohammed Abdel : Leylit Hob (Night of Love), song
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Lauda, Jerusalem, Dominum, motet for 7 voices (from Vespers), SV 206/10
  • Conductor: Nina Stern
  • Ensemble: Rose of the Compass
  • Notes: St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY (06/07/2015-06/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1610