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Terje Rypdal
Lux aeterna

Terje Rypdal guitar
Palle Mikkelborg trumpet
Iver Kleive church organ
Åshild Stubø Gundersen soprano
Terje Rypdal
Kjell Seim conductor
Lux Aeterna
Luminous Galaxy
Orchestral Interlude
Organ Interlude
Lux Aeterna

Recorded July 2000
ECM 1818
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Highly attractive between-the-idioms album from the veteran ECM improviser/composer, setting his unique electric guitar, Palle Mikkelborg’s trumpet, and church organ played by Iver Kleive against the sonorities of the Bergen Chamber Ensemble.
    Commissioned by the Molde Festival, “Lux Aeterna” conveys some of the lyricism and freshness of early classics including “Whenever I Seem To Be Far Away” as well as the compositional logic of later works including “Q.E.D”. and particularly the acclaimed “Double Concerto” of which classical magazine International Record Review, comparing Rypdal’s textures with those of Pärt, Tüür and Kancheli, wrote “Rypdal’s voice is an individual one, and he has much to say; he is in addition a superb orchestrator ...”