Donald Nally, PRISM Quartet & The Crossing - Gavin Bryars: The Fifth Century (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 50:12 minutes | 817 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
"The Fifth Century" was commissioned by American choir The Crossing and marks the return of composer Gavin Bryars to ECM after 24 years. The vocal ensemble is joined by saxophone quartet Prism on the large-scale work that sets a text from English poet and theologian Thomas Traherne, who remained unknown for over 200 years. The album also features Two Love Songs, two settings of Petrarch sonnets for unaccompanied female choir.