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selkie

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Digging around in the Blue Cross sale at HMV I found a bargain. A CD called Officium Novum which had four male singers and this guy Jan Garbarek on Tenor and Soprano Sax. It is wonderful, Religious type,madrigals and the sax just darts in and out. Anybody else come across this group? :thumb:

Now all i need is the sheet music to some of the songs but doesn't seem possible.
 
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Jeanette

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Hi

Tom brought Jan Garbarek to my attention, I have the cd Twelve Moons, some lovely tracks. :)


Jx
 

TomMapfumo

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I have 26 of his albums. I saw Officium Novum performed in St. David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, the same day that Swansea gained promotion to the Premier League. Jan Garbarek was the main reason for taking up the sax - I started on Soprano. He is recently found on the following CD on ECM - Concert in Athens written by Eleni Karaindrou and featuring the Camarata Orchestra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3crOIJdgeo

Well worth exploring his work!
 

selkie

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Amazon have The Twelve Moons as an MP3 Download for £4.99 so doing that at the moment. 26 albums is amazing.
 

Tenor Viol

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Digging around in the Blue Cross sale at HMV I found a bargain. A CD called Officium Novum which had four male singers and this guy Jan Garbarek on Tenor and Soprano Sax. It is wonderful, Religious type,madrigals and the sax just darts in and out. Anybody else come across this group? :thumb:

Now all i need is the sheet music to some of the songs but doesn't seem possible.
The choral motets are genuine pieces and the music for them is available.
 

Tenor Viol

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I realise the sax line is improvised. I need to have a dig around to find the CDs (somewhere in the study...) but if you look at track 1 of the original Officium album - "Parce mihi domine" by the Spanish composer Morales. Here's the page on CPDL for Morales - there are three versions on there. Here is one.
 

selkie

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I was lucky enough to get to Paris last September and in the latin quarter were lots of book/cd stores called Gibert Joseph. I asked the guy on the classical session if he had any church music on Sax. He dived into a drawer and handed me acd. It was only 2.50 euros so I bought it. Didn't really look at it just saw it was shrink wrapped. Had to clear all the shelves when the roof had a hole in it and hubby is just now sorting cds back to a-z on the shelves and the 3 French ones turned. The 2.50 euro cd is in fact Officium Jan Garbarek. 1993.I haven't opened it and it seems to have a booklet in the card cover. So pleased with myself.
 

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I must listen to this geezer... I found this on soundcloud, https://soundcloud.com/naser-ak/jan-garbarek-rites but I'm bound to find more on grooveshark when I'm not at work tomorrow
 
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TomMapfumo

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I must listen to this geezer... I found this on soundcloud, https://soundcloud.com/naser-ak/jan-garbarek-rites but I'm bound to find more on grooveshark when I'm not at work tomorrow

My most listened to Garbarek CD!
 
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Ivan

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and a bit more https://soundcloud.com/mupabudapest/jan-garbarek-twelve-moons
 
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