Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble: Mnemosyne

ECM New Series 1700/01 465 122-2

Recorded at Propstei St. Gerold Monastery, Austria during April 1998. Released in 1999.

Compositions by Veljo Tormis (1930-)

CD 1 - Track 3. Estonian Lullaby (No. 2. Marjal aega magada (It's Time for the Little Berry to Sleep) from Neli eesti hällilaulu (Four Estonian Lullabies) [folksong from Räpina parish, Estonia] (1989) (1:58)

The Hilliard Ensemble: vocals

CD 2 - Track 6. Estonian Lullaby (the original source is from the same work as the above track) (2:01)

The Hilliard Ensemble: vocals and Jan Garbarek: saxophone

Note: The other tracks of this double CD are by the composers/from the sources: Peruvian folksong fragment, Thomas Tallis, 16th century Scotland, Guillaume Dufay, St. Albans/Great Dunmow, Antoine Brumel, 13th century France, Guillaume le Rouge, Hildegard von Bingen, 13th century England, Athenaeus (127 BC), Jan Garbarek, Basque folksong fragments, 16th century Russia, Iroquois & Padleirmiut fragments, William Billings and Mesomedes (2nd century Greece) and The Hilliard Ensemble.

Commissions, Dedications and Awards

Research in progress.

Music Publishers

The publishing source for the score of Neli eesti hällilaulu (Four Estonian Lullabies) is Fennica Gehrman, Helsinki, Finland (previously Warner/Chappell Music Finland Oy and Edition Fazer, Finland).

Other Points of Interest and Links

1. There are no texts provided for any of the compositions on these discs. The booklet notes consist of the poem Mnemosyne by Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) (in German, English, French & Italian) and a one page background note by Hilliard Ensemble member John Potter (also in German, English, French & Italian).

2. ECM Records has a page for this double CD disc set which links to further background information on the compositions and which can be seen here.