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Christopher Blake: Angel at Ahipara / Strings of the New Zealand SO

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  1. Christopher Blake — Angel At Ahipara: I. The Angel Holds Vigil At the Grave $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Christopher Blake — Angel At Ahipara: II. The Angel Sings Her Hymn of Voice $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Christopher Blake — Angel At Ahipara: III. The Angel Makes the Spirit Soar $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Christopher Blake — Angel At Ahipara: IV. The Angel Brings Joy $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Christopher Blake — Angel At Ahipara: V. The Angel Calms the Storm $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Christopher Blake — Angel At Ahipara: VI. The Angel Sounds Music from Heaven $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Christopher Blake — Angel At Ahipara: VII. The Angel Holds Vigil At the Grave $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Christopher Blake — Night Journey to Pawerenga: I. Gabriel Comes to the Prophet $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Christopher Blake — Night Journey to Pawerenga: II. Flight to Jerusalem $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Christopher Blake — Night Journey to Pawerenga: III. Spirits of the Messengers $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Christopher Blake — Night Journey to Pawerenga: IV. Gabriel in Splendour $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Christopher Blake — Night Journey to Pawerenga: V. Ascension of the Seven Paradises $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Christopher Blake — Night Journey to Pawerenga: VI. The Revelation of God $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Christopher Blake — Night Journey to Pawerenga: VII. Gabriel Descends At Pawarenga $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Christopher Blake — Christ At Whangape: I. Introit $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Christopher Blake — Christ At Whangape: II. Le retour $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Christopher Blake — Christ At Whangape: III. La messe $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Christopher Blake — Christ At Whangape: IV. Amare et Sevire $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Christopher Blake — Christ At Whangape: V. Inoi Mo te Wairua $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Christopher Blake — Christ At Whangape: VI. The Trembling Veil $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Christopher Blake — Christ At Whangape: VII. Ake, Ake, Ake $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Christopher Blake — Anthem On the Kaipara: I. By Sea $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Christopher Blake — Anthem On the Kaipara: II. Oruawharo $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Christopher Blake — Anthem On the Kaipara: III. Whenua Whai Rawa $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Christopher Blake — Anthem On the Kaipara: IV. Pro Patria $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Christopher Blake — Anthem On the Kaipara: V. By Sea $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Christopher Blake — Anthem On the Kaipara: VI. Tomb of the Spirit $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Christopher Blake — Anthem On the Kaipara: VII. Anthem $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Angel at Ahipara: I. The Angel Holds Vigil at the Grave $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Angel at Ahipara: II. The Angel Sings Her Hymn of Hope $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Angel at Ahipara: III. The Angel Makes the Spirit Soar $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Angel at Ahipara: IV. The Angel Makes the Spirit Soar $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Angel at Ahipara: V. The Angel Calms the Storm $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Angel at Ahipara: VI. The Angel Sounds Music From Heaven $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Angel at Ahipara: VII. The Angel Holds Vigil at the Grave $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Night Journey to Pawarenga: I. Gabriel Comes to The Prophet $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Night Journey to Pawarenga: II. Flight to Jerusalem $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Night Journey to Pawarenga: III. Spirits of the Messengers $0.99 on iTunes
  39. Night Journey to Pawarenga: IV. Gabriel in Splendour $0.99 on iTunes
  40. Night Journey to Pawarenga: V. Ascension of the Seven Paradises $0.99 on iTunes
  41. Night Journey to Pawarenga: VI. The Revelation of God $0.99 on iTunes
  42. Night Journey to Pawarenga: VII. Gabriel Descends at Pawarenga $0.99 on iTunes
  43. Christ at Whangape: I. Introit $0.99 on iTunes
  44. Christ at Whangape: II. La retour $0.99 on iTunes
  45. Christ at Whangape: III. La Messe $0.99 on iTunes
  46. Christ at Whangape: IV. Amare et Servire $0.99 on iTunes
  47. Christ at Whangape: V. Inoi mo te wairua $0.99 on iTunes
  48. Christ at Whangape: VI. The Trembling Veil $0.99 on iTunes
  49. Christ at Whangape: VII. Ake, ake, ake $0.99 on iTunes
  50. Anthem on the Kaipara: I. By Sea $0.99 on iTunes
  51. Anthem on the Kaipara: II. Oruawharo $0.99 on iTunes
  52. Anthem on the Kaipara: III. Whenua whai rawa $0.99 on iTunes
  53. Anthem on the Kaipara: IV. Pro Patria $0.99 on iTunes
  54. Anthem on the Kaipara: V. By Sea $0.99 on iTunes
  55. Anthem on the Kaipara: VI. Tomb of the Saint $0.99 on iTunes
  56. Anthem on the Kaipara: VII. Anthem $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Blake, Christopher : Angel at Ahipara, for orchestra
>Blake, Christopher : Night Journey to Pawarenga, for string orchestra
>Blake, Christopher : Christ at Whangape, for string orchestra
>Blake, Christopher : Anthem on the Kaipara, for string orchestra
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Notes & Reviews:

Atoll and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra dominated the category Best Classical Album at the 2012 New Zealand Music Awards, by capturing all three nominations! This new album, WINNER of Best Classical Album 2012, features the NZSO strings conducted by Kenneth Young performing the world premiere recordings of these works. The other two titles nominated in the category of Best Classical Album were Eve de Castro-Robinson's Releasing the Angel by and Anthony Ritchie's A Bugle Will Do.

Expedition Audio Recommended
In the photograph that inspired the album's title work, Angel at Ahipara, the weathered stone sculpture of an angel stands vigil over a grave... Blake's music, somber and austere, cold and brooding, captures in music the image in the photograph. It is very beautiful, not in terms of melody or harmony, but in the music's honest, direct, spiritual expression... ... read more ...

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Wellington, New Zealand (04/2011).



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>Blake, Christopher : Angel at Ahipara, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Kenneth Young
  • Ensemble: Strings of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Blake, Christopher : Night Journey to Pawarenga, for string orchestra
  • Conductor: Kenneth Young
  • Running Time: 14 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Blake, Christopher : Christ at Whangape, for string orchestra
  • Conductor: Kenneth Young
  • Running Time: 21 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Blake, Christopher : Anthem on the Kaipara, for string orchestra
  • Conductor: Kenneth Young
  • Running Time: 16 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006