Garbarek, Jan & The Hilliard Ensemble / Remember Me, My Dear
Album: Remember Me, My Dear   Collection:Classical
Artist:Garbarek, Jan & The Hilliard Ensemble   Added:Oct 2019
Label:Ecm Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-12-24 Pull Date: 2020-02-25 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Feb 16 Feb 2 Jan 19 Jan 12 Jan 5 Dec 29
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 13, 2020: Old Fart At Play
Procedentum Sponsum
4. Jan 07, 2020: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Ov Zarmanali
2. Jan 28, 2020: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Ov Zarmanali
5. Jan 02, 2020: Old Fart At Play
Allting Finns
3. Jan 14, 2020: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Agnus Dei
6. Dec 31, 2019: Sound Wheels Holidays ft Clarke Robinson, Tom Djll & Ernesto Diaz Infante
Ov Zarmanali

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-12-04
Reviewed: 2019-12-02
Genre: Classical (X)
FCCs: none
Review: Who would have guessed that a British male-voice quartet and a Norwegian saxophonist would form a lasting union. It’s now 25 years since the Hilliard Ensemble and soprano saxophonist Garbarek joined forces. This disc is the fruit of their farewell tour. The wide-ranging program follows their established recipe of early, contemporary and improvised music, recorded to achieve heightened resonance, embellished with Garbarek’s poetic sax. There is no pause between tracks.
If You Like: Chanticleer, Treorchy Male Choir, Paul McCandless
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Ov Zarmanali (6:00) – sax/chorus starts quiet & slow, then builds in volume> chorus solo> sax solo> slow jam> quick fade
2/ Procurans Oduran (3:23) – chorus starts> slow tempo jam> pause> slow jam> fade
*3/ Alting Finns (4:00) – chorus starts with celestial voices> slow tempo jam with shifting vocals> slow fade
4/ Litany (9:00) – chorus starts like church choir> slow tempo jam> single vocal solo> slow jam> single vocal solo/duet with sax> pause> slow jam with chorus> pause> slow jam> sax solo> pause> slow jam> slow fade
**5/ Dostoino Est (3:16) – chorus starts midtempo, swings into uptempo jam with sax> chorus solo to fade
*6/ Sanctus (7:50) – chorus starts midtempo> midtempo jam> sax & choir trade passages> midtempo jam> quick fade
7/ Most Holy Mother Of God (4:11) – chorus solo slow & hesitating> slow fade
*8/ Prosedentum Sponsum (4:17) – chorus starts slow> slow tempo jam> fade
9/ Se Je Fayz Deuil (6:17) – chorus starts slow, swings to midtempo> midtempo jam> fade
**10/ Alleluia Nativitas (5:09) – chorus starts slow, swings into uptempo jam with soaring vocals> pause> uptempo choral solo> uptempo jam> quick fade on vocal
*11/ O Ignis Spiritus (7:29) – chorus starts slow & deep with alto highlights> slow tempo jam> slow fade
12/ We Are The Stars (5:19) – chorus starts slow> slow tempo jam> pause> sax solo> chorus solo> slow jam> slow fade
*13/ Agnus Dei (6:10) – chorus starts slow> slow tempo jam with soaring vocals> slow fade
*14/ Remember Me. My Dear (6:15) – chorus starts slow> slow tempo jam> slow fade

Track Listing
1. Ov Zarmanali   8. Procedentum Sponsum
2. Procurans Odium   9. Se Je Fayz Deuil
3. Allting Finns   10. Alleluia Nativitas
4. Litany   11. O Ignis Spiritus
5. Dostoino Est   12. We Are The Stars
6. Sanctus   13. Agnus Dei
7. Most Holy Mother Of God   14. Remember Me, My Dear