No Time in Eternity Ensemble Céladon & Paulin Bündgen
- 1Full Fathom Five (From "Prospero's Books")03:15
- 2Prepare to Die02:05
- 3While You Here Do Snoring Lie (From "Prospero's Books")01:12
- 4Where the Bee Sucks (From "Prospero's Books")01:53
- 5Eliza, Her Name Gives Honour02:41
- 6Sit Fast06:41
- 7Come and Go (From "Prospero's Books")01:15
- 8Ye Sacred Muses03:31
- 9No Time in Eternity10:51
- 10In Paradise03:15
- 11In Nomine a 503:14
- 12Send Forth Thy Sighs02:13
- 13O Jove, From Stately Throne01:30
- 14Come unto These Yellow Sands (From "Prospero's Books")01:23
- 15In Nomine "Crye"01:51
- 16Self-Laudatory Hymn of Inanna and Her Omnipotence13:19
Info for No Time in Eternity
In September 2014, following my request for a meeting, Michael Nyman received me at his London home to discuss the project. He was immediately convinced by this adventure and even offered a few ideas. The outcome of this encounter was total when, after a half-hour’s discussion, he enthusiastically agreed to compose a work for my voice and the viols of the Céladon ensemble. On texts by the Elizabethan poet Robert Herrick, No Time in Eternity provides the title of the programme and became the cornerstone.
The short metaphysical poems we have chosen, numbering seven, follow each other in the piece without interruption. Their subjects are music, beauty, luck, and, generally speaking, the place of Man in the world and the vacuity of his existence. The melodic line, subtle and ethereal, sits delicately on a rich carpet of viols from which a few phrases burst forth, entering into a dialogue with the voice. To my mind, the melancholic, dreamy character of this work, its radiant, blooming melody, as well as its highly symbolic meaning make it the project’s most moving piece. …
Paulin Bündgen, countertenor
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