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The Unknown Galaxy: A Century of Classical Mormon Music


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This album reflects the musical trends of the last one hundred years by highlighting the diversity of the composers that have sprung from the large demographic of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often referred to as the Mormon or LDS Church). In addition, it focuses on music that showcases the expressive and virtuosic potential of the piano. There is a small but relatively unknown galaxy of repertoire deserving attention in this specific genre, and pianist Scott Holden was thrilled for this opportunity to turn attention to it. Holden writes, "None of the music presented here has any overt connections with the usual musical traditions or doctrine of the LDS faith. However, one must admit that the spiritual beliefs and experiences of the composers have deeply infused their creative processes. Does this define these pieces as LDS music or simply music by LDS composers? I agree with author Madeleine L'Engle, who stated in Walking on Water, 'There is nothing so secular that it cannot be sacred, and that is one of the deepest messages of the Incarnation.' To create is to touch upon the divine. The result is powerful, mystical, visceral, ecstatic, imaginative, and deeply moving, but it certainly is not your grandmother's typical recital of 'LDS Music.'"
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Item number TCD0218TUG
Barcode 714861019223
Release date 8/10/2018
Category Classical Music
Label TANTARA RECORDS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Holden, Scott
Disc: 1
From a Mountain Lake00:05:00
1 From a Mountain Lake 00:05:18 Holden, Scott
Etude in G Minor00:02:00
2 Étude in G Minor 00:02:27 Holden, Scott
Sonatina00:04:00
3 Sonatina: I. Allegro moderato 00:04:28 Holden, Scott
Toccata00:06:00
4 Toccata 00:05:40 Holden, Scott
Musings … and a Waltz00:08:00
5 Musings...and a Waltz 00:08:36 Holden, Scott
Musings on Chopin00:08:00
6 Musings on Chopin 00:08:03 Holden, Scott
Concert Paraphrase on Bach's "Jesus bleibet meine 00:09:00
7 Concert Paraphrase on Bach's "Jesus bleibet meine 00:08:49 Holden, Scott
A La Orilla Azul del Silencio (On the Blue Shore o00:10:00
8 A la Orilla Azul del Silencio: I. Llueve 00:05:36 Holden, Scott
9 A la Orilla Azul del Silencio: IV. ¿Ahí Está el Ma 00:04:39 Holden, Scott
Silence Compris (Silence Understood)00:08:00
10 Silence compris 00:08:34 Holden, Scott
19+1 Nanopreludes00:06:00
11 19+1 Nanopreludes (Excerpts): No. 1, Respeto 00:00:45 Holden, Scott
12 19+1 Nanopreludes (Excerpts): No. 2, Libertad 00:00:25 Holden, Scott
13 19+1 Nanopreludes (Excerpts): No. 3, Generosidad 00:00:38 Holden, Scott
14 19+1 Nanopreludes (Excerpts): No. 4, Gratitud 00:01:04 Holden, Scott
15 19+1 Nanopreludes (Excerpts): No. 5, Dignidad 00:00:37 Holden, Scott
16 19+1 Nanopreludes (Excerpts): No. 20, Amor 00:01:46 Holden, Scott
Occidental Psalmody00:08:31
17 Occidental Psalmody 00:07:40 Holden, Scott
Toccata for Jazz Piano00:04:00
18 Toccata for Jazz Piano 00:03:40 Holden, Scott
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