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Jan Garbarek Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble: Officium album cover
3.49 | 24 ratings | 1 reviews | 46% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Parce Mihi Domine (6:42)
2. Primo Tempore (8:03)
3. Sanctus (4:44)
4. Regnantem Sempiterna (5:36)
5. O Salutaris Hostia (4:34)
6. Procedentem Sponsum (2:50)
7. Pulcherrima Rosa (6:55)
8. Parce Mihi Domine (5:35)
9. Beata Viscera (6:34)
10. De Spineto Nata Rosa (2:30)
11. Credo (2:06)
12. Ave Maris Stella (4:14)
13. Virgo Flagellatur (5:19)
14. Oratio Ieremiae (5:00)
15. Parce Mihi Domine (6:52)

Total time 77:34

Line-up / Musicians

- Jan Garbarek / tenor & soprano saxophones

AND The Hilliard Ensemble:
- Gordon Jones / baritone vocals
- David James / countertenor vocals
- John Potter / tenor vocals
- Rogers Covey-Crump / tenor vocals

Releases information

Recorded at the monastery of Propstei St. Gerold in Austria.

Artwork: Barbara Wojirsch

CD ECM Records - ECM 1525 (1994, Germany)

2xLP ECM Records - ECM 1525 (2014, Germany)

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JAN GARBAREK Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble: Officium ratings distribution

(24 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(46%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(12%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
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Review by Chris S
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3 stars Released in 1994, this was showpiecing highly respected Garbarek playing with and accompanied by baritone and tenor vocals and largely a choral sounding piece of work. This is a beautiful " classical" work from Jan Garbarek and almost pushes his music into the realms of Vangelis where is saxophone props up for the main part some wonderful vocal passages from Gordon Jones, Rogers Covey- Crump and David James. Not the normal album one would expect from this musician yet it showpieces his ability to move with the times and present this great work with The Hilliard Ensemble. Shifting the paradigm so to speak. Highlights for me would be " Primo Tempore", " Pulcherrima Rosa" and " Parce Mihi Dimine" ( this songs revisited again to play out the album. Recommended for those appreciating Garbareks distinct style mixed with some beautiful choral support.

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