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Book Of Days

Meredith Monk

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This is in many ways (but not completely) the soundtrack to the Meredith Monk film of the same title. Many of the pieces from the film which are little more than fleeting musical passages are fleshed out here into fuller, more composition-oriented pieces. Very limited accompaniment here; pieces are primarily vocal compositions augmented with the occasional dulcimer, hurdy gurdy, or cello. The music has a medieval quality to it -- not surprising considering the subject nature of the film -- and unlike many soundtracks, this recording stands up well on its own as a body of recorded work. First-time listeners who have not seen the film will be compelled to see the film. A satisfying work.
© Mark W. B. Allender /TiVo

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Early Morning Melody (Meredith Monk)

1
Monk: Early Morning Melody
00:01:29

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Meredith Monk, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Naaz Hosseini, Voice, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1990 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Travellers 1, 2, 3 (Meredith Monk)

2
Monk: Travellers 1, 2, 3
00:02:31

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Meredith Monk, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Een, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Ching Gonzalez, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Andrea Goodman, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Naaz Hosseini, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Nicky Paraiso, Voice, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1990 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Dawn (Meredith Monk)

3
Monk: Dawn
00:03:20

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nurit Tilles, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Meredith Monk, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Een, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Joan Barber, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Ching Gonzalez, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Andrea Goodman, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Naaz Hosseini, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Nicky Paraiso, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Johanna Arnold, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - John Eppler, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Timothy Sawyer, Voice, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1990 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Travellers 4 / Churchyard Entertainment (Meredith Monk)

4
Monk: Travellers 4 / Churchyard Entertainment
00:06:36

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nurit Tilles, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Meredith Monk, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Een, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Joan Barber, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Ching Gonzalez, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Andrea Goodman, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Naaz Hosseini, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Nicky Paraiso, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Johanna Arnold, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - John Eppler, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Timothy Sawyer, Voice, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1990 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Afternoon Melodies (Meredith Monk)

5
Monk: Afternoon Melodies
00:04:52

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Meredith Monk, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Wayne Hankin, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Een, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Andrea Goodman, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Naaz Hosseini, Voice, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1990 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Fields / Clouds (Meredith Monk)

6
Monk: Fields / Clouds
00:02:20

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nurit Tilles, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Meredith Monk, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Een, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Joan Barber, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Ching Gonzalez, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Andrea Goodman, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Naaz Hosseini, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Nicky Paraiso, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Johanna Arnold, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - John Eppler, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Timothy Sawyer, Voice, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1990 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Dusk (Hankin, Wayne)

7
Hankin: Dusk
00:02:34

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Meredith Monk, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Wayne Hankin, Hurdy Gurdy , AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1990 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Eva's Song (Meredith Monk)

8
Monk: Eva's Song
00:00:49

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Meredith Monk, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Toby Newman, Voice, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1990 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Evening (Meredith Monk)

9
Monk: Evening
00:02:52

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Meredith Monk, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Andrea Goodman, Voice, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1990 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Travellers 5 (Meredith Monk)

10
Monk: Travellers 5
00:01:56

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Meredith Monk, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Een, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Andrea Goodman, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Naaz Hosseini, Voice, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1990 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Jewish Storyteller / Dance / Dream (Meredith Monk)

11
Monk: Jewish Storyteller / Dance / Dream
00:04:57

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Meredith Monk, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Een, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Joan Barber, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Ching Gonzalez, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Andrea Goodman, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Naaz Hosseini, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Nicky Paraiso, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Johanna Arnold, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - John Eppler, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Timothy Sawyer, Voice, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1990 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Plague (Meredith Monk)

12
Monk: Plague
00:03:11

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Meredith Monk, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Een, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Joan Barber, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Ching Gonzalez, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Andrea Goodman, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Naaz Hosseini, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Nicky Paraiso, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Johanna Arnold, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - John Eppler, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Timothy Sawyer, Voice, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1990 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Madwoman's Vision (Meredith Monk)

13
Monk: Madwoman's Vision
00:07:42

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Meredith Monk, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Wayne Hankin, Bass Recorder, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Een, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Naaz Hosseini, Voice, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1990 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Cave Song (Meredith Monk)

14
Monk: Cave Song
00:03:49

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nurit Tilles, Dulcimer, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Meredith Monk, Voice, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Toby Newman, Voice, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1990 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Album Description

This is in many ways (but not completely) the soundtrack to the Meredith Monk film of the same title. Many of the pieces from the film which are little more than fleeting musical passages are fleshed out here into fuller, more composition-oriented pieces. Very limited accompaniment here; pieces are primarily vocal compositions augmented with the occasional dulcimer, hurdy gurdy, or cello. The music has a medieval quality to it -- not surprising considering the subject nature of the film -- and unlike many soundtracks, this recording stands up well on its own as a body of recorded work. First-time listeners who have not seen the film will be compelled to see the film. A satisfying work.
© Mark W. B. Allender /TiVo

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