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Music of Unity & Peace
     

Music of Unity & Peace

by Taizé
 
Taizé is a monastic community in the village of the same name in eastern France. Founded in 1940 by a Swiss Protestant, it grew to attract Catholic and Orthodox celebrants as well, and it has become a pilgrimage site for young Christians, mostly European, of many denominations. This release gives a sample of the community's music, some of it sung by the

Overview

Taizé is a monastic community in the village of the same name in eastern France. Founded in 1940 by a Swiss Protestant, it grew to attract Catholic and Orthodox celebrants as well, and it has become a pilgrimage site for young Christians, mostly European, of many denominations. This release gives a sample of the community's music, some of it sung by the Taizé brothers (there are no sisters), and some by a choir of visiting young people of many countries, singing in various languages. Save for its pacifist message, the music might be seen as a European counterpart to the simple inspirational music of American evangelical congregations. It offers monophonic tunes, simple repeated melodies perhaps accompanied by a guitar, and little bits of polyphony. What you'll think of it will depend largely on how you feel about simple religious messages, but those buying it in search of an introduction to Taizé, especially in the Western hemisphere where it remains little known, will likely be satisfied with the album. It presents a good mix of the various kinds of music involved with the community, and it straightforwardly transmits the group's emphasis on well-practiced unison singing.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/17/2015
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947937883
catalogNumber:
002166502
Rank:
10729

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Performance Credits

Taizé   Primary Artist
Olivier Berten   Baritone (Vocal)
Pierre Perdigon   Organ
Josef Zák   Violin
Inge Zutterman   Soprano (Vocal)
Brothers of the Taizé Community   Choir, Chorus
Christina Nilsson   Conductor
Sara Zetterqvist Tilander   Oboe,Cor anglais
Meta Skok   Guitar
Martina Strasser   Clarinet
Jorge Losana   Conductor
Johanna Zetterqvist   Flute
Jessica Colliander   Cello
Guy Lathuraz   Conductor
Erik Kosak   Horn
Elke Schouwaerts   Alto (Vocal)
Christian Syperek   Trumpet
Chloé Pigaglio   Flute
Xavier of Taizé   Baritone (Vocal)
Jean-Marie of Taizé   Tenor (Vocal)
Andrea Imrich   Trombone

Technical Credits

Taizé   Composer
Harald Hoffmann   Cover Photo,Back Cover Photo
Jonathan Stokes   Engineer
Philippe Malidin   Engineer
Jacques Berthier   Composer
Anna Barry   Producer
Merle Kersten   Art Direction
Adam Sweeting   Liner Notes
Croatian Chant   Composer
Recorded Sound   Composer
Joseph Gelineau   Composer
San Juan de la Cruz   Text
Renaud Loranger   Executive Producer
Roy Campbell   Text Translation
Maud Hertz   Vocal Coach
Luis Rosales   Text
Guy Lathuraz   Vocal Coach

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