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The Drop That Contained the Sea

The Drop That Contained the Sea
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New Album from 2x Grammy Winner Christopher Tin

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Track List

Track
Piece
Time
1
Water Prelude (feat. Angel City Chorale)
2
Haktan Gelen Serbeti - 'The Drink from God' (feat. Kardes Türküler)
3
Temen Oblak - 'Dark Clouds' (feat. Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares)
4
Iza Ngomso - 'Come Tomorrow' (feat. Soweto Gospel Choir)
5
Tsas Narand Uyarna - 'The Heart of Snow' (feat. Nominjin)
6
Passou o Verão - 'Summer Has Gone' (feat. Dulce Pontes)
7
Devipravaha - 'Goddess River' (feat. Roopa Mahadevan)
8
Seirenes - 'Sirens' (feat. Anonymous 4)
9
Haf Gengr Hriğum - 'The Storm-Driven Sea' (feat. Schola Cantorum)
10
Waloyo Yamoni - 'We Overcome the Wind' (feat. Soweto Gospel Choir)
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The Drop That Contained the Sea Program Notes

New Album from 2x Grammy Winner Christopher Tin

From Two-Time Grammy Award Winning Composer Christopher Tin:

The Drop That Contained the Sea
is a collection of commissioned works, reimagined and arranged for chorus and orchestra. Each of the 10 pieces is sung in a different language, exploring a different vocal tradition. Each piece also deals with water in a different form, arranged in the order that water flows through the world: melting snow, mountain streams, rivers, the ocean, and so forth. And like my last album Calling All Dawns, the end of the album flows back into the beginning, reflecting the endless nature of the water cycle.
 
Finally, the title The Drop That Contained the Sea comes from a Sufi concept: in the same way that every drop of water contains the essence of the sea, inside every human is the essence of all of humanity. In keeping with this idea I've introduced a water theme in the prelude, and woven subtle variations throughout the album. It contains all seven notes of a major scale-four descending and three ascending-mirroring the flow of water through our world, and representing the vast ocean of melodic possibility contained within a single scale.
 
- Christopher Tin

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