Dominick Argento: Jonah and the Whale ()

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In his notes for this premiere recording of Jonah and the Whale, his first full-length oratorio, Dominick Argento wrote, "I like to play with macaronic things," meaning works that include a variety of disparate entities. In this piece, even more than is usual for him, he gives play to a wild assortment of elements. The text, which the composer assembled, is written in three languages, English, Latin, and Greek, and includes a Medieval mystery play, biblical texts, sections of the Christian liturgy, and English sea shanties. ...

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Dominick Argento: Jonah and the Whale
2010, BMOP/sound

UPC: 676695021721

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