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Kevin Bowyer - Philip Glass: Music for Organ; Christopher Bowers-Broadbent: Duets and Canons (2001)

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Kevin Bowyer - Philip Glass: Music for Organ; Christopher Bowers-Broadbent: Duets and Canons (2001)

Kevin Bowyer - Philip Glass & Christopher Bowers-Broadbent: Music for Organ (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 357 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Covers included
Classical, Minimalism, Contemporary | Label: Nimbus | # NI 5664 | 01:11:50

The organ music of Philip Glass presents some of his most significant and extended minimalist works. Dance 2 and Dance 4 are the two solo organ movements of a five-part work composed in the early 1970s. The arrangement of the Act III Finale to his opera Satyagraha dates from 1980 and is one of the most famous and familiar pieces in all Glass. The sheer accuracy and concentration of Kevin Bowyer's performances guarantee that this music is heard to its best effect on the splendid 1995 Marcussen organ at Tonbridge School.

This is an intriguing and worthwhile organ programme for the open-minded collector.

Philip Glass’s music quite often has a fairly small-scale, more intimate quality, and at first I wondered how the grand and magnificent gestures which fly out of your speakers with the opening Dance 2 were going to sustain nearly 25 minutes worth of composition with limited amounts of notes and a single rhythmic ostinato. This version of the music may inspire or infuriate you, but the irrepressible Kevin Bowyer’s powerful wrists survive the ordeal somehow. Glass’s Dance Pieces were written in the early 1970s in collaboration with choreographer Lucinda Childs and artist Sol Lewitt. If you think you know these pieces from the Philip Glass Ensemble’s recording you may find them hard to recognise in this more extrovert setting, but there is no taking away from the single-minded and purposeful nature of the music and this performance. Dance 4 is if anything more convincing than Dance 2, the greater harmonic variation creating a more impressive effect. Like Widor’s famous Toccata on some kind of high-octane mind-fuel, this has a heavy ‘wow’ factor if not a great deal more sophistication than the theme from ‘The Magic Roundabout’, and I love playing it really loud and winding up the cat.

There is something very physical about the directness of effect which the two Dance pieces have on this recording, and you may find your body has changed shape by the end of Dance 4. The arrangement Michael Riesman made of Satyagraha Act III Finale, the closing section of Philip Glass’s 1980 opera about the life of Ghandi or ‘the good bit’ as some critics of the opera might have described it, is an altogether gentler and more lyrical affair. A rising ostinato accompaniment creates a harmonic bed for the simple melodic phrases which exist above. Bowyer’s tempo is a little faster than I remember from the CBS recording of the opera, and the music might have had a more meditative or reflective quality, but it still works very well on organ.

Organist and composer Christopher Bowers-Broadbent has written the booklet notes for this release, and the explanation of Duets and Canons, here in a world premiere recording is therefore direct from the source. Bowers-Broadbent describes the nine movements as being based on the plainsong of the Mass, and makes an important point about the organ’s lack of percussive quality, the organist therefore relying on “subtle nuance of rhythm and relative length of note to achieve his expression.” This music is quite sparing and transparent, more often than not with just a few voices intertwining or sparring with each other in a context which joins the ancient feel of plainsong scales and harmonic relationships with contemporary sensibilities of a less vocal abstraction of line. This is a remarkable piece which, while perhaps not easy to grasp at first, does get under your skin in a strange way. The cadences of the opening Kyrie are relatively straightforward, with Tippett-like melodic variations and ornamented lines, but the buffeting elbows of the Credo are like a disturbing short-story, nagging at the imagination and taking up more brain-space than you would expect. The disjointed notes of the Sanctus are like a section of Messiaen’s Livre d’orgue entering the idiom of and emanating from a medieval ritual. Indeed, the entire piece has quite a ‘ritualistic’ feel to it: actions controlled and fixed by traditions and time, but with meanings forgotten and lost among the mouldering rafters of a cathedral hidden within the walls of Gormenghast.

This is by no means a conventional choice for an organ recital recording, but if you are up for a horizon-widening challenge then this is for you. Dance 2 is perhaps a little thin in compositional terms to take on the full weight of an entire performance on the magnificent Marcussen Organ in Tonbridge School, but the other pieces more than make up for this, and Dance 4 is my organ anthem of the moment and no doubt many more moments to come. A fine recording and superhuman performance from Kevin Bowyer certainly sell this CD for me.

Review by Dominy Clements, MusicWeb-International.com

Try as I might, I find it hard to connect with music that seems to deny fundamental aspects of musicality. And particularly when it is played on an instrument where the business of projecting musicianship is an occult task at the best of times, namely the organ. Such is my experience of Philip Glass's music for organ. Objectively considered, I can hear the minute changes in patterning, the dislocations, the trance-like effect over time of this music. I know that this is what makes the music tick, but I am still left wanting more. On the other hand if minimalism drives your engine, then this disc may be for you. The execution is admirably rhythmic and precise, and the organ a fine one.

What a breath of fresh air is, then, the complementary piece on the disc, Duets and Canons. It is the work of a performing organist, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, a fact which tells immediately. Though the style of the music is 'cool contemporary', the whole experience is warmed through by the beauty and sensuousness of the Marcussen's flute and reed stops. The organ is allowed to speak on its own terms, and speak it does, with considerable eloquence. The musical language is familiar (few discords here), though filtered through Bowers-Broadbent's highly original mind, so that the false starts and broken-off phrases become very powerful musical statements indeed. Kevin Bowyer as performer seems at one with this striking and appealing music.

Review by BBC Music Magazine

Kevin Bowyer - Philip Glass: Music for Organ; Christopher Bowers-Broadbent: Duets and Canons (2001)



Kevin Bowyer - Philip Glass: Music for Organ; Christopher Bowers-Broadbent: Duets and Canons (2001)



Kevin Bowyer - Philip Glass: Music for Organ; Christopher Bowers-Broadbent: Duets and Canons (2001)



Kevin Bowyer (organ)
rec. 1-2 June 1999, Chapel of St. Augustine, Tonbridge School, Kent

Tracklist:

Philip GLASS (b. 1937)
01. Dance 2 (24:50)
02. Satyagraha - Act III Finale (7:26)
03. Dance 4 (18:30)

Christopher BOWERS-BROADBENT (b.1945)
Duets and Canons (1996)
04. I. Kyrie (1:47)
05. II. ad Tertiam (1:02)
06. III. Puer natus (1:28)
07. IV. Alleluia (2:17)
08. V. Credo (3:05)
09. VI. Sanctus (2:30)
10. VII. Tui sunt (2:24)
11. VIII. Gloria (1:48)
12. IX. Viderunt omnes (2:21)
13. X. Agnus & Benedicamus (2:22)


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Philip Glass, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent / Music for Organ

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Analyzed: Philip Glass, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent / Music for Organ
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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Kevin Bowyer - Philip Glass: Music for Organ; Christopher Bowers-Broadbent: Duets and Canons (2001)

Kevin Bowyer - Philip Glass: Music for Organ; Christopher Bowers-Broadbent: Duets and Canons (2001)

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