The Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Cote: CD 967
Type de média: Audio CD
Nombre de disques: 1
Date de Parution: janvier 1, 2002
Étiquette: Carnival Records
The Dance of the Blessed Spirits is a full length CD featuring Daniel Rubinoff, saxophones, and Christopher Dawes, organ. The CD was recorded at historic St. James Cathedral in Toronto and it was produced and engineered by Anton Kwiatkowski, one of Canada’s most respected classical music producers.
The music comes from a variety of musical eras and evokes meditative, romantic and joyous moods. Composers such as Gluck, Telemann, Bruch, and Fauré are featured.
There are two Canadian works on this CD as well. Kingston composer John Burge wrote « The Blues of a Chagall Window » for the Rubinoff/Dawes Duo in 2002. In the same year, the work was premiered at St. James Cathedral as part of the Cathedral’s Summer Music Series. Denis Bédard’s evocative Sonata No. 1 for saxophone and organ is also included. Bédard is a prolific organist/composer from Quebec whose music appeals to many different audiences because it is melodically accessible and structurally elegant.
This is the first Canadian Cd of saxophone/organ music which features original compositions for this combination. The saxophone is the ideal wind instrument partner for the organ, because of its incredible carrying power. Organist Chris Dawes expressed it in this way: « When performing with the saxophone, I feel I can fully exploit the tonal resources of the organ… ». Further, the saxophone’s single resonating reed and conical shape, conform to the characteristics of the organ’s reed family of pipes.
1. Chanson à Bercer
2. Gavotte des Damoiselles
GEORG PHILIP TELEMANN
4-8. Musique Héroique
CHRISTOPH W. VON GLUCK
10. Dance of the Blessed Spirits
11. Kol Nidrei
13. The Blues of a Chagull Window
14-15. Sonata No.1 for Saxophpne & Organ