Après Moi, le Déluge

Après Moi, le Déluge

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September 5, 2006 – Oxingale Records releases Après Moi, le Déluge at the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The debut full length album of new music by composer Luna Pearl Woolf includes two world premiere recordings:Après Moi, Le Déluge a concerto for cello and a cappella choir recorded live by trail-blazing cellist Matt Haimovitz and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Concert Choir conducted by Beverly Taylor, and the “operatorio,” Orpheus on Sappho’s Shore, performed by soprano Julieanne Klein, tenor Michiel Schrey and the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, conducted by Véronique Lacroix.

Called “the first major work of classical music to commemorate the flooding of New Orleans” (Arts Journal), Après Moi, Le Déluge is a post-Katrina lament on a new text by MacArthur-winning poet Eleanor Wilner who also wrote the libretto for the Orpheus on Sappho’s Shore.

A portion of each album sale will benefit the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund.

1 Luna Pearl Woolf: Après Moi, le Déluge – 1. No-Ah. The Lord Has Raised A Mighty Wind Matt Haimovitz, cello with the University of Wisconsin – Madison Concert Choir, Beverly Taylor conducting
2 Luna Pearl Woolf: Après Moi, le Déluge – 2. Deep In The Water, Too Deep For Tears Matt Haimovitz, cello with the University of Wisconsin – Madison Concert Choir, Beverly Taylor conducting
3 Luna Pearl Woolf: Après Moi, le Déluge – 3. Gone Away and Left Us Matt Haimovitz, cello with the University of Wisconsin – Madison Concert Choir, Beverly Taylor conducting
4 Luna Pearl Woolf: Après Moi, le Déluge – 4. From The Drowned City, The Blues Waken Again. Matt Haimovitz, cello with the University of Wisconsin – Madison Concert Choir, Beverly Taylor conducting
5 Luna Pearl Woolf: Orpheus on Sappho’s Shore – 1. Part I: Song Of The Floating Head Of Orpheus Julianne Klein, soprano; Michiel Schrey, tenor; Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, Véronique Lacroix conducting
6 Luna Pearl Woolf: Orpheus on Sappho’s Shore – 2. Part I: Song Of Sappho And The Celebrants Julianne Klein, soprano; Michiel Schrey, tenor; Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, Véronique Lacroix conducting
7 Luna Pearl Woolf: Orpheus on Sappho’s Shore – 3. Part I: Aphrodite, Spare Us From The Pangs Of Unrequited Love Julianne Klein, soprano; Michiel Schrey, tenor; Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, Véronique Lacroix conducting
8 Luna Pearl Woolf: Orpheus on Sappho’s Shore – 4. Part II: The Fire Julianne Klein, soprano; Michiel Schrey, tenor; Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, Véronique Lacroix conducting
9 Luna Pearl Woolf: Orpheus on Sappho’s Shore – 5. Part II: Drink This, Nepenthe, Forgetfulness Julianne Klein, soprano; Michiel Schrey, tenor; Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, Véronique Lacroix conducting
10 Luna Pearl Woolf: Orpheus on Sappho’s Shore – 6. Part II: Song-Loving Lyre, I Take Up Now And Sing Julianne Klein, soprano; Michiel Schrey, tenor; Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, Véronique Lacroix conducting

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