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Steve Reich|Tehillim/Three Movements

Tehillim/Three Movements

Steve Reich

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Although not as well known as Drumming or Music for 18 Musicians, 1981's Tehillim has earned its place next to those works in Steve Reich's canon. It's arguably his most mature and fully realized work, taking the various strands which had intrigued him before (including African percussion, the human voice, and the power of subtly changing patterns) and developing them in new and interesting ways. The title is Hebrew for "Psalms," and the chants the female vocals develop throughout are indeed liturgical texts. As such, they have a rhythm of their own which plays off of the steady pulse of the finger cymbals in interesting ways, placing accents in unexpected places. Meanwhile, Reich -- for the first time in his mature career as a composer -- experiments with modulation between keys and other elements of tonality that he had previously ignored. Indeed, when the final movement, after three movements' worth of Reich's characteristic tonal ambiguity, finally "affirms the key of D major as the basic tonal center," as Reich's lucid liner notes helpfully explain, the effect, combined with the increasing power and passion of the female voices, is astonishing.
© Stewart Mason /TiVo

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1
Tehillim, Pt. I (Fast)
Schönberg Ensemble
00:11:45

Steve Reich, Composer - Reinbert de Leeuw, Conductor, MainArtist - Schonberg Ensemble, Orchestra, MainArtist - Barbara Borden, Soprano Vocals - Percussion Group The Hague, Percussion, MainArtist - Tannie Willemstijn, Soprano Vocals - Ananda Goud, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Yvonne Benschop, Mezzo-soprano Vocals

© 1994 Nonesuch ℗ 1994 Nonesuch Records

2
Tehillim, Pt. II (Fast)
Schönberg Ensemble
00:06:01

Steve Reich, Composer - Reinbert de Leeuw, Conductor, MainArtist - Schonberg Ensemble, Orchestra, MainArtist - Barbara Borden, Soprano Vocals - Percussion Group The Hague, Percussion, MainArtist - Tannie Willemstijn, Soprano Vocals - Ananda Goud, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Yvonne Benschop, Mezzo-soprano Vocals

© 1994 Nonesuch ℗ 1994 Nonesuch Records

3
Tehillim, Pt. III (Slow)
Schönberg Ensemble
00:06:18

Steve Reich, Composer - Reinbert de Leeuw, Conductor, MainArtist - Schonberg Ensemble, Orchestra, MainArtist - Barbara Borden, Soprano Vocals - Percussion Group The Hague, Percussion, MainArtist - Tannie Willemstijn, Soprano Vocals - Ananda Goud, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Yvonne Benschop, Mezzo-soprano Vocals

© 1994 Nonesuch ℗ 1994 Nonesuch Records

4
Tehillim, Pt. IV (Fast)
Schönberg Ensemble
00:06:23

Steve Reich, Composer - Reinbert de Leeuw, Conductor, MainArtist - Schonberg Ensemble, Orchestra, MainArtist - Barbara Borden, Soprano Vocals - Percussion Group The Hague, Percussion, MainArtist - Tannie Willemstijn, Soprano Vocals - Ananda Goud, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Yvonne Benschop, Mezzo-soprano Vocals

© 1994 Nonesuch ℗ 1994 Nonesuch Records

5
Three Movements - Movement I
Steve Reich
00:06:43

Frank Ricotti, Percussion - Steve Reich, Composer, MainArtist - London Symphony Orchestra, MainArtist - Neil Percy, Percussion - Simon Carrington, Percussion - Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor, MainArtist - Clive Malabar, Percussion - Ray Northcott, Percussion

© 1994 Nonesuch ℗ 1994 Nonesuch Records

6
Three Movements - Movement II
Steve Reich
00:03:41

Frank Ricotti, Percussion - Steve Reich, Composer, MainArtist - London Symphony Orchestra, MainArtist - Neil Percy, Percussion - Simon Carrington, Percussion - Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor, MainArtist - Clive Malabar, Percussion - Ray Northcott, Percussion

© 1994 Nonesuch ℗ 1994 Nonesuch Records

7
Three Movements - Movement III
Steve Reich
00:04:18

Frank Ricotti, Percussion - Steve Reich, Composer, MainArtist - London Symphony Orchestra, MainArtist - Neil Percy, Percussion - Simon Carrington, Percussion - Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor, MainArtist - Clive Malabar, Percussion - Ray Northcott, Percussion

© 1994 Nonesuch ℗ 1994 Nonesuch Records

Album Description

Although not as well known as Drumming or Music for 18 Musicians, 1981's Tehillim has earned its place next to those works in Steve Reich's canon. It's arguably his most mature and fully realized work, taking the various strands which had intrigued him before (including African percussion, the human voice, and the power of subtly changing patterns) and developing them in new and interesting ways. The title is Hebrew for "Psalms," and the chants the female vocals develop throughout are indeed liturgical texts. As such, they have a rhythm of their own which plays off of the steady pulse of the finger cymbals in interesting ways, placing accents in unexpected places. Meanwhile, Reich -- for the first time in his mature career as a composer -- experiments with modulation between keys and other elements of tonality that he had previously ignored. Indeed, when the final movement, after three movements' worth of Reich's characteristic tonal ambiguity, finally "affirms the key of D major as the basic tonal center," as Reich's lucid liner notes helpfully explain, the effect, combined with the increasing power and passion of the female voices, is astonishing.
© Stewart Mason /TiVo

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