Acclaimed saxophonist and multireedist Colin Stetson presents 'SORROW', his reimagining of Henryk Górecki's most famous piece, 'Symphony No 3' aka the ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’.
“We all have those moments when we experience a piece of music that
transforms us, and this was one of those moments for me... Over the
years, I went on to listen to this record countless times, always
determined to absorb every instance of it, to know it throughout and
fully. And this dedication to a thorough knowledge of the piece
eventually gave way to a need to perform it.
"The concept was simple, and true to the original score. I haven’t
changed existing notation, but rather have worked with altering
instrumentation, utilizing a group consisting heavily of woodwinds,
synthesizers, and electric guitars... The arrangement draws heavily from
the world of black metal, early electronic music, and from my own body
of solo saxophone music. The result is an intact rendition of Henryk
Górecki’s 3rd Symphony, though one which has been filtered through the
lens of my particular musical aesthetic and experience.”
- Colin Stetson.
Available on Digital / CD / 2xLP
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