April 12, 2012

Gavin Bryars — The Sinking of the Titanic

I could wait till the weekend to post this, but why?

Performed live by the Wordless Music Orchestra on Jan. 16, 2008, at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City.

Originally written in 1969, Gavin Bryars’ first major composition, The Sinking of the Titanic, still sounds just as vital, fresh, and forward-thinking now as it did then. In a concert from the Wordless Music Series, recorded by WNYC, the piece was performed live by the Wordless Music Orchestra on Jan. 16, 2008, at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City. Conductor Brad Lubman led the ensemble.

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  1. Sheila Ryan on April 12th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Yes, you have to be in a certain mood.

  2. Sheila Ryan on April 12th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Such as the one I’m in now. Thinking to get some mineral oil and distilled water and make something like a Titanic snow globe.

  3. Kelsey Parker on April 12th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I saw a Wordless Music Orchestra show in New York in September 2007. I have been on their mailing list ever since, waiting and hoping patiently for the Wordless Music Orchestra to come to San Francisco.

  4. Sheila Ryan on April 12th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    That is wonderful, Kelsey.