Joaquín Nin-Culmell (1908–2004) was a student of Dukas and Falla and his early music reflects his Spanish background. The Symphonie des Mystères (1992–4) for alternating Gregorian chant and organ, is a product of the religious devotion of his old age, the chant sections setting in bold relief the austerely passionate organ commentaries, which have an affinity with Messiaen, as Nin-Culmell’s music traces a dramatic arch charting the birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.
Richard Robertson, organ St. Martinůs Chamber Choir, choir Timothy J. Krueger, conductor
Symphonie des Mystères: II. ‘Douloureux’ (‘Sorrowful’) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0011/TOCC0011t11.mp3
Symphonie des Mystères: III> ‘Glorieux’ (‘Glorious’) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0011/TOCC0011t21.mp3
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Catalogue No: TOCC0011EAN/UPC: 5060113440112Release Date: 24.10.2011Composer: Joaquín Nin-Culmell Artists: Richard Robertson, St. Martinůs Chamber Choir, Timothy J. Krueger
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