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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
Stimmung

Album UK 1984 on Hyperion label
Electronic and Classical (Contemporary)

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

     
Musicians
PortraitKarlheinz Stockhausen voc, 1928-2007 DE
album by
Singcircle *1976 GB
chorus, album by
PortraitGregory Rose voc, *1948 GB
conductor, baritone vocals, album by
PortraitPaul Hillier voc, *1949 GB
bass vocals
Nancy Long voc,
mezzo-soprano vocals
Penelope Walmsley-Clark voc, GB
soprano vocals
Suzanne Flowers voc,
soprano vocals
PortraitRogers Covey-Crump voc, *1944 GB
tenor vocals
Producers
Tryggvi Tryggvason engineer
Edward Perry executive producer
John Bickley executive producer
Martin Compton producer
Album Tracks   
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1UntitledKarlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
2Soprano, GROGORAGALLY, Sun God (Australian Aboriginal)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
3Baritone, ELYON, God Of Storms (Hebrew)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
4Tenor, USI-AFU, God Of The Earth (Timor, Indonesia)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
5Tenor, CHANG TI, Director Of The Cosmos (Chinese Buddhist)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
6Mezzo, UEUETEOTL, God Of Fire (Aztec)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
7Tenor, USI-NENO, Sun God (Timor, Indonésia)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
8Baritone, AHURA-MAZDA, God Of Wisdom (Persian)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
9TenorKarlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
10Soprano 2, ABASSI-ABUMO, Creator Of Heaven (Ibi, Africa)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
11Mezzo, CHALCHITHUITLICUE, Goddess Of The Sea And Salt Water (Aztec)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
12Soprano 2, WAKANTANKA, God Of Thunder (Sioux Indian)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
13Soprano 1, DIONYSOS, God Of Fertility And Wine (Greek)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
14SopranoKarlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
15BaritoneKarlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
16Soprano 1, VENUS, Goddess Of Love (Roman)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
17Baritone, YAH-WEH, God Of Israel (Hebrew)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
18Mezzo, QUETZALCOATL, God Of Gods (Aztec)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
19TenorKarlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
20Soprano 2 MUNGANAGANA God Of Wind (Australian Aboriginal)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
21Mezzo, TLALOC, God Of Rain (Aztec)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
22BaritoneKarlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
23Baritone, OSIRIS, God Of Fertility And Death (Egyptian) / Tenor, ALLAH, Almighty Creator (Islamic) / Soprano 1, RHEA, Mother Of Zeus (Ancient Greek)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
24Tenor, VISHNU, The Bringer Of Good (Hindu)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
25Soprano 1, GAIA, Goddess Of The Earth (Ancient Greek)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
26Mezzo, TETEOINNAN, Mother Of The Gods (Aztec)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
27Soprano 2, SUSSISTINAKO, God Of Heaven (Sia, American Indian)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
28Bass, RANGI, God Of Heaven (Maori, Polynesia)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
29Baritone, AUM-RA, Goddess Of The Sun (Ancient Egyptian)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
30Soprano 2, YADILQIL, Heaven-Man (Navajo, American Indian)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
31Tenor, VARUNA, God Of Wisdom (Hindu)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
32BassKarlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
33Soprano 1, CHRONOS, God Of Time (Ancient Greek) / Mezzo, CHICOMECOATL, God Of Food (Aztec)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
34Tenor, BUDDHA, The Enlightened One (Buddhist)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose
35Bass, TANGARBOA, Sun God (Maori, Polynesia)Karlheinz Stockhausen - Singcircle, Gregory Rose

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