Stockhausen* - Singcircle, Gregory Rose ‎– Stimmung

Hyperion ‎– A66115
Vinyl, LP


A1 Untitled
A2 Soprano, GROGORAGALLY, Sun God (Australian Aboriginal)
A3 Baritone, ELYON, God Of Storms (Hebrew)
A4 Tenor, USI-AFU, God Of The Earth (Timor, Indonesia)
A5 Tenor, CHANG TI, Director Of The Cosmos (Chinese Buddhist)
A8 Mezzo, UEUETEOTL, God Of Fire (Aztec)
A9 Tenor, USI-NENO, Sun God (Timor, Indonésia)
A11 Baritone, AHURA-MAZDA, God Of Wisdom (Persian)
A12 Tenor
A13 Soprano 2, ABASSI-ABUMO, Creator Of Heaven (Ibi, Africa)
A14 Mezzo, CHALCHITHUITLICUE, Goddess Of The Sea And Salt Water (Aztec)
A15 Soprano 2, WAKANTANKA, God Of Thunder (Sioux Indian)
A19 Soprano 1, DIONYSOS, God Of Fertility And Wine (Greek)
A20 Soprano
A23 Baritone
A24 Soprano 1, VENUS, Goddess Of Love (Roman)
B25 Baritone, YAH-WEH, God Of Israel (Hebrew)
B26 Mezzo, QUETZALCOATL, God Of Gods (Aztec)
B27 Tenor
B28 Soprano 2 MUNGANAGANA God Of Wind (Australian Aboriginal)
B29 Mezzo, TLALOC, God Of Rain (Aztec)
B32 Baritone
B33 Baritone, OSIRIS, God Of Fertility And Death (Egyptian) / Tenor, ALLAH, Almighty Creator (Islamic) / Soprano 1, RHEA, Mother Of Zeus (Ancient Greek)
B34 Tenor, VISHNU, The Bringer Of Good (Hindu)
B35 Soprano 1, GAIA, Goddess Of The Earth (Ancient Greek)
B36 Mezzo, TETEOINNAN, Mother Of The Gods (Aztec)
B37 Soprano 2, SUSSISTINAKO, God Of Heaven (Sia, American Indian)
B38 Bass, RANGI, God Of Heaven (Maori, Polynesia)
B39 Baritone, AUM-RA, Goddess Of The Sun (Ancient Egyptian)
B41 Soprano 2, YADILQIL, Heaven-Man (Navajo, American Indian)
B42 Tenor, VARUNA, God Of Wisdom (Hindu)
B44 Bass
B46 Soprano 1, CHRONOS, God Of Time (Ancient Greek) / Mezzo, CHICOMECOATL, God Of Food (Aztec)
B47 Tenor, BUDDHA, The Enlightened One (Buddhist)
B48 Bass, TANGARBOA, Sun God (Maori, Polynesia)

Unternehmen usw.



Recorded in the University of East Anglia, Norwich, on January 27th-28th 1983.

<i>Stimmung</i> was commissioned by the City of Cologne for the Collegium Vocale, a vocal ensemble at the Rheinische Musikschule. It was composed during the winter months of February and March 1968 in Madison, Connecticut and is dedicated to the painter Mary Bauermeister. It was the first major Western composition to be based entirely on the production of vocal harmonies.

The piece is divided into 51 sections, each section introducing a new overtone melody repeated several times. Each female voice leads a new section eight times, each male voice nine times. Some of the other singers gradually have to transform their own material until they have come into identity with the lead singer of the section. When the leader of the section feels that identity is reached, he or she makes a gesture to the singer who will lead the next section, and so on.

In 29 out of the 51 sections, random "magic names" are called out. They are names of gods and goddesses from many cultures. Many different versions of the work can result from the choice of the order of each lead singer and the names they call out. The first version of <i>Stimmung</i>, made by the Collegium Vocale, is for instance known as the "Paris version". The version presented here by the "Singcircle" has evolved since 1977, not only over the many months of rehearsal prior to its initial performance at the Round House in London on November 21st, 1977, but also after consultations between Karlheinz Stockhausen, Gregory Rose and Simon Emmerson in April 1978.

Side 1: 34'17
Side 2: 36'01