Kronos Quartet ‎– Night Prayers

Elektra Nonesuch ‎– 9 79346-2
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1 Kongerei
Composed By – TraditionalVocals – Anatoly Kuular, Kaigal-Ool Khovalgy, Kongar-Ool Ondar
2 Lacrymosa
Arranged By – S. Mackey*Composed By – Dmitri Yanov-YanovskySoprano Vocals – Dawn Upshaw
3 Mugam Sayagi
Composed By – Franghiz Ali-Zadeh
4 Quartet No. 4
Composed By – Sofia Gubaidulina
5 A Cool Wind Is Blowing
Composed By – Tigran TahmizyanDuduk – Djivan Gasparian*
6 K'vakarat
Composed By – Osvaldo GolijovVocals [Cantor] – Mikhail Alexandrovich*
7 Night Prayers
Composed By – Giya Kancheli

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Recorded 1992-1994 at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California; The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York; Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Mastered at Soundbyte, New York, New York.

Recordings of male choir and boy soprano for Night Prayers provided by Giya Kancheli

Kongerei was arranged for the Throat Singers of Tuva and Kronos. Mugam Sayagi, Quartet No. 4, A Cool Wind is Blowing and Night Prayers were written for Kronos. K'VAKARAT was written for Mikhail Alexandrovich and Kronos.

Mugam Sayagi was commissioned by Nora Norden.
Quartet No. 4 was commissioned by Mrs. Ralph I. Dorfman, the Barbican Centre and Theatre de la Ville.
K'VAKARAT was commissioned by the Wexner Center Foundation on the occasion of the dedication of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
Night Prayers was commissioned by the Beigler Trust and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Special thanks to Angel Stoyanof, Gerard McBurney, Ted Levin, Edward Dumanis, Hans-Ulrich Dufflek, Laurel Fay, Susan Feder, Lucina Aglabian-Hubbard, Andrew Kurowski, Peter Clancy, Carol Yaple, Albert Lee, Karine Beznicki, Scott Fraser, Jay Cloidt, Alice Wingwall, Chuck Helm and Wally Chappell.

In memory of Mario Thomas Moruzzi

℗ & © 1994 Elektra Entertainment, a division of Warner Communications Inc., a Time Warner company.
Made in the USA

CD comes packaged in a standard plastic jewel case, and includes a 16-page booklet with notes in English and lyrics.

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  • Barcode (Scanned): 075597934625
  • Barcode (Text): 0 7559-79346-2 5
  • Matrix / Runout: 2 79346-2 SRC##01 M1S1
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2U1R

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 79346-2 Kronos Quartet Night Prayers(CD, Album, Club) Elektra Nonesuch 9 79346-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
E2 79346 Kronos Quartet Night Prayers(CD, Album, Club) Elektra Nonesuch E2 79346 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
79346-4 Kronos Quartet Night Prayers(Cass) Elektra Nonesuch 79346-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
7559-79346-2 Kronos Quartet Night Prayers(CD, Album) Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79346-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
8-583 Kronos Quartet Night Prayers(CD, Album, Unofficial) ArsNova 8-583 Russia Unknown Sell This Version