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Abandonment pictures

Abandonment description

“You caused the land to quake. You have shown your people harshness; You have given those who fear You trials with which to be tested, in order to beautify Your behaviour forever”.

Words of desolation, hurt and bewilderment inspire music of sublime beauty from Penderecki (his unearthly Song of Cherubim), Per Nørgård, John Blow, Luca Marenzio, Lebanese composer Zad Moultaka together with traditional Arabic, Armenian and Gaelic chant.



Arabic traditional chant / Norwegian shepherds’ song, psalm 44

Zad Moultaka (b. 1967), psalm 60, Sakata (Australian premiere)

John Blow (1649–1708), psalm 74, O God, wherefore art thou absent

Jacquet de Mantua (1483–1559), psalm 77, In die tribulationes

Gaelic chant from the Isle of Lewis, psalm 79

Krzysztof Penderecki (b. 1933), psalm 80, Song of Cherubim

Armenian-Orthodox chant, psalm 83

Oliver Brownson (1746–1815), psalm 89, Bedford (arr. Grete Pedersen)

Per Nørgård (b. 1932), psalm 28, Ad te Domine clamabo

Otto Olsson (1879–1964), psalm 120

Luca Marenzio (1553/54–1599), psalm 137, Super flumina Babylonis

Johann Schein (1583–1630), Norwegian Evening Hymn, psalm 115, Der Herr denket an uns / Ned i vester soli glader

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