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Orion

 

Orion

(2005)

Composed by Philip Glass
The Philip Glass Ensemble

CATALOG:
Orange Mountain Music 0021

TRACKS:

DISC ONE
1. Australia   12:14
2. Interlude: Australia and China   2:18
3. China   9:48
4. Canada   10:47
5. Interlude: Canada and The Gambia   2:24
6. The Gambia   15:00
DISC TWO
1. Brazil   10:24
2. Brazil and India   3:38
3. India   12:51
4. Greece   11:17

NOTES:
Composer Philip Glass joins his own performance ensemble and featured guests Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Mark Atkins, Ashley MacIsaac, Wu Man, Gaurav Mazumdar, Foday Musa Suso, UAKTI and conductor Michael Riesman, in this recording of the premiere of Orion.

Orion is a work originally created for the 2004 Olympiad in Athens by Glass in collaboration with Mark Atkins, Ashley MacIsaac, Wu Man, Ravi Shankar, Foday Musa Suso, and UAKTI.

This dynamic piece, international in scope, reminds us of how all the earths' various cultures share an awe and appreciation of the starry night time skies.

CREDITS:
The Philip Glass Ensemble. Philip Glass, keyboards; Michael Riesman, music director, keyboards; Ted Baker, keyboards; Lisa Bielawa, voice; Frank Cassara, percussion; Jon Gibson, soprano saxofone, clarinet, flute; Mick Rossi, percussion; Andrew Sterman, flute, piccolo.

Featured guests: Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Mark Atkins, Ashley MacIsaac, Wu Man, Gaurav Mazumdar, Foday Musa Suso, and UAKTI.

Executive producers: Philip Glass, Kurt Munkacsi, and Don Christensen.

Published by Dunvagen Music.