Talitha Cumi: Meditations on the Dies Irae //

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Release date: 
07/05/1994
Recording date: 
Monday, August 2, 1993
Executive producer: 
Mark Wastell
Mastering engineer: 
Dave Bernez
Producer: 
John Law
Producer: 
Trevor Taylor
Recording engineer: 
Simon Rhodes
  • 1. Meditation 1 (10:41)
  • 2. Meditation 2 (11:05)
  • 3. Meditation 3 (04:53)
  • 4. Meditation 4 (01:29)
  • 5. Interlude 1 (03:19)
  • 6. Meditation 5 (09:38)
  • 7. Interlude 2 (04:32)
  • 8. Meditation 6 (18:31)

John Law's first solo piano recording, later to become part 1 of the trilogy CHANTS. Subtitled Meditations on the Dies Irae, it uses this well known excerpt from the requiem mass as a basis for some startling pianistic textures. Received great critical acclaim. “Creative music at a level not often heard...a formidable technique” (Cadence, New York). “Talitha Cumi is a pianistic masterpiece...stupendous and precise technique” (Jazzthethik, Germany).