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Thomas Adès: America - A Prophecy - Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ); Christopher Maltman (baritone); Claron McFadden (soprano); Composers Ensemble;...
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  1. America (a prophecy), for soprano & large orchestra (optional large chorus), Op. 19
  2. The Fayrfax Carol, for chorus (& organ)
  3. Fool's Rhymes, for chorus, harp, prepared piano, organ & percussion, Op. 5
  4. January Writ, for chorus & organ
  5. O thou who didst with pitfall and with gin, for male chorus, Op. 3a
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  1. America (a prophecy), for soprano & large orchestra (optional large chorus), Op. 19
  2. The Fayrfax Carol, for chorus (& organ)
  3. Fool's Rhymes, for chorus, harp, prepared piano, organ & percussion, Op. 5
  4. January Writ, for chorus & organ
  5. O thou who didst with pitfall and with gin, for male chorus, Op. 3a
  6. The Lover in Winter, song cycle for countertenor & piano
  7. Life Story, for soprano, 2 bass clarinets & double bass, Op. 8
  8. Cardiac Arrest
  9. Les Baricades mistérieuses, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, II, 6e ordre)
  10. Brahms, for baritone & orchestra, Op. 21
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This EMI reissue an album of pieces by British composer Thomas Adès, written while he was still in his 20s and 30s, features primarily vocal and choral music. The largest and most ambitious work, America: A Prophecy (1999), was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic. A cantata for soprano, chorus, and orchestra, it depicts the Spanish destruction of the Mayan culture, and its title and some of its text make it eerily prescient of the devastation of 9/11/2001. The texts are taken from Mayan prophecy and a song by Spanish ...

Thomas Adès: America - A Prophecy 2011, Warner Classics

UPC: 5099902720128

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