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Paul Giger: Ignis
ECM New Series 1681 (465 648-2 German edition for European release)

Recorded at the Niguliste Church, Tallinn, Estonia in June 1998. Released in 2000. Recording Engineer: Maido Maadik; Editing and mastering: Peter Drefahl; Producer: Manfred Eicher; An ECM Production.

All compositions/arrangements by Paul Giger
Organum 6:26 (anonymous composition of the Notre Dame school, arranged for string trio by Paul Giger)
Paul Giger:violin, violino d'amore; Marius Ungureanu:viola; Beat Schneider:violoncello.
Karma Shadub 21:01
Paul Giger:violin, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Tõnu Kaljuste
Tropus 14:00 (based on monophonic melodies by Tuotilo and Notker Balbulus from the abbey of St. Gallen, ca.1000)
Paul Giger:violin, violino d'amore; Marius Ungureanu:viola; Beat Schneider:violoncello; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Tõnu Kaljuste
Alleluja 3:31 (based on monophonic melodies by Tuotilo and Notker Balbulus from the abbey of St. Gallen, ca.1000)
Paul Giger:violin, violino d'amore; Marius Ungureanu:viola; Beat Schneider:violoncello.
O Ignis 27:43 (based on a hymn by Hildegard von Bingen, faux bourdon by Peter Roth) Paul Giger:violin, violino d'amore; Marius Ungureanu:viola; Beat Schneider:violoncello; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Tõnu Kaljuste

Commissions, Dedications and Awards
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Music Publishers
No publishing information is provided in the CD booklet.

Other Points of Interest and Links
1. There are only very brief notes in English which state the origin of the melodies used in the arrangements. No vocal texts are provided.
2. It is not explained in the notes, but the circumstances of this recording was a several day long "ECM Days" Festival organized by Tõnu Kaljuste in Tallinn, Estonia during June 1998. Noted ECM artists performing included Kim Kashkashian, Christopher Bowers- Broadbent, and the Swedish Radio Choir as well as the Paul Giger string trio & the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir recorded here. The tracks Karma Shadub and Tropus were recorded at the concert performance of Paul Giger & the EPCC during the festival as is evident in the occasional audience cough and ambient city sounds that can be heard if the recording is played at extremely high volume or is listened to carefully on headphones.
3. For further information on this disc, please go to the ECM Records website where they have a separate information page posted here.

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