Colin Stetson - Sorrow (Reimagining of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony) - Ambient 180 Gr 2LP

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Colin Stetson - Sorrow (A Reimagining of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony)

Label: 52Hz – 52HZ001LP/Private Pressing
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180 Gram
Country: USA, Canada & Europe
Released: 08 Apr 2016
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Classical
Style: Avantgarde, Experimental

Title appears on release as:
Colin Stetson Presents SORROW a reimagining of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony

Released in gatefold sleeve with download coupon.

Reimagining of Henryk Górecki's most famous piece, 'Symphony No 3' aka the ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.'

℗ 2016 Colin Stetson. © 2016 Colin Stetson

Recorded and mixed at Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn, NY.

Symphony No. 3 Op. 36 by Henryk Gorecki.
© 1977 by PMW Edition, Krakow, Poland.
U.S renewal rights assigned to Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
Arrangement made by permission for the exclusive use of Colin Stetson, 2015.

A I. Pt 1

B I. Pt 2



Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Colin Stetson
Copyright (c) – Colin Stetson
Published By – Boosey & Hawkes
Published By – PWM Edition
Recorded At – Figure 8 Recording, Brooklyn, NYC, NY
Mixed At – Figure 8 Recording, Brooklyn, NYC, NY

Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Bass Saxophone, Contrabass Clarinet, Lyricon – Colin Stetson
Artwork – WAXenVINE
Cello – Gyda Valtysdottir*, Rebecca Foon
Composed By – Henryk Gorecki*
Drums – Greg Fox (2)
Guitar – Grey McMurray, Ryan Ferreira
Keyboards, Electronic Valve Instrument [EVI] – Justin Walter
Layout [Album Layout] – Sarah Thomas (4)
Mastered By – Mell Dettmer
Producer – Colin Stetson
Recorded By, Mixed By – Eli Crews
Synth – Shahzad Ismaily
Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet – Dan Bennett, Matt Bauder
Violin – Sarah Neufeld
Voice – Megan Stetson

(Drowned In Sound)
Consciously or unconsciously, it’s more than likely that most folk will have a certain level of awareness of Henryk Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony, or as it’s often referred to, ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’. There are a couple of reasons for this: firstly since its re-release by Elektra-Nonesuch in 1992, it sold over a million copies, and secondly it has seeped into popular culture through various guises, be it on soundtracks like Terrance Malik’s To the Wonder, or as sampled by Lamb on their 1996 record ‘Gorecki’. Through the very fact there are a million physical or digital copies knocking around, and its use in other artistic ventures, mean it has hung in the air for many years now finding its way into the collective consciousness.

You’ve gotta hand it to Colin Stetson: to take on a much-loved piece is one thing, but when that music happens to be from the often rather haughty and lofty classical world - well - that takes balls. In Stetson’s case, he has gathered together his massive bass saxophone (amongst other reed instruments), a collection of extremely talented friends, and somehow managed not to let the weight of expectation asphyxiate what has turned out to be an astonishing re-working of this, already, transcendental music.
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Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Private Pressing