Roxana Panufnik - Love Abide | Signum SIGCD564

Roxana Panufnik - Love Abide

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Label: Signum

Cat No: SIGCD564

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 8th March 2019

Contents

Artists

Colla Voce Singers
London Mozart Players

Conductor

Lee Ward

Works

Panufnik, Roxanna

Love abide
Love endureth
Magnificat & Nunc dimittis
Mass of the Angels
Schola Missa de Angelis
Zen Love Song

Artists

Colla Voce Singers
London Mozart Players

Conductor

Lee Ward

About

Roxanna Panufnik describes ‘Love Abide’ as a way of “celebrating music, texts and chants of a diversity of faiths. My ongoing mission to build musical bridges between different faiths was inspired by the birth of my first child, in 2002, when I started to ponder deeply on what kind of world I was bringing her into. Religious conflict and wars that involve it are constantly in the news - but we rarely hear enough about the affirmative aspects of our many faiths, such as the phenomenal beauty of the varied cultures surrounding them. Exploring these cultures has unearthed a bounty of stunning chant and verse and has brought me closer to my own personal spiritual beliefs.

“Each work on this CD focuses on a particular mood or sentiment around the theme of love, expressed in a musical language that echoes the origin of the words. I’ve drawn on texts from different faiths, from the 15th century Zen Master Ikkyū Sōyun to the well-loved 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians; from the Christian mass setting to the 14th-century Sufi poet and mystic Rumi, to the ancient Hebrew Psalm 136 (135). And I’ve married a traditional Anglican text with a Catholic one - creating a truly Ecumenical Magnificat. Within the music you will hear fragments of Spanish Sephardic chant, Christian plainsong, Sufi rhythms and a Japanese lullaby, to soothe the soul.

“‘Love Abide’ encapsulates the very contemporary ethos of multicultural spiritual devotion in a world populated by a rich diversity of faiths - all feeling, as deeply and as aesthetically, the compelling potency of music with love.”

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