On the Transmigration of Souls

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This Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy Award-winning piece was written in honor of the heroes and in memory of the victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001. The Atlantic Monthly called the piece “a breakthrough” with “something unique to say to a wide public”; London’s Independent dubbed it “imperative listening.” 

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2004 Grammy Winner

This Pulitzer Prize– and Grammy Award–winning piece, a New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center's Great Performers co-commission, was written in honor of the heroes and in memory of the victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001. It was made possible with the generous support of a longtime New York family. The Atlantic Monthly called the piece “a breakthrough” with “something unique to say to a wide public”; London’s Independent dubbed it “imperative listening.”

 

 

ProductionCredits

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by John Adams and Lawrence Rock
Recorded in concert September 19-24, 2002, at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City
Engineered by Lawrence Rock
Soundscape engineering by Mark Grey
Mixed by John Kilgore at Masque Sound, New York City
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME

Design by John Gall
Photography by Joel Meyerowitz

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Nonesuch Selection Number

79816

Number of Discs in Set
1disc
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2
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Album Status
Artist Name
John Adams
MusicianDetails

MUSICIANS
New York Philharmonic: Lorin Maazel, conductor
New York Choral Artists: Joseph Flummerfelt, director
Brooklyn Youth Chorus: Dianne Berkun, director
Philip Smith, solo trumpet
Preben Antonson, boy’s voice
Other Voices: Sam Adams, Emily Adams, Ditsa Pines, Deborah O’Grady, Morgan Staples

Cover Art
UPC/Price
Label
CD+MP3
UPC
075597981629BUN
Label
MP3
Price
9.00
UPC
075597981667
  • 79816

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News & Reviews

  • "John’s music is about promise and progress," Julia Bullock writes in her note in the new 40-disc box set John Adams Collected Works. "It comments on the inherent threat of exploiting power while embodying it. There’s fire and fragility, placed alongside organized form and frequency. I love John’s music. I love singing it, learning from it. And I love listening to it." You can read her complete note from the box set here.

  • "My friendship is with the private John," Nonesuch’s longtime President and current Chairman Emeritus Bob Hurwitz writes in the new 40-disc box set John Adams Collected Works, "but it is never far from my mind that I am with the man who wrote Doctor Atomic and Nixon in China, Harmonielehre and Naive and Sentimental Music, Scheherazade.2 and Shaker Loops." You can read his complete note from the box set here.

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  • About This Album

    2004 Grammy Winner

    This Pulitzer Prize– and Grammy Award–winning piece, a New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center's Great Performers co-commission, was written in honor of the heroes and in memory of the victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001. It was made possible with the generous support of a longtime New York family. The Atlantic Monthly called the piece “a breakthrough” with “something unique to say to a wide public”; London’s Independent dubbed it “imperative listening.”

     

     

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    New York Philharmonic: Lorin Maazel, conductor
    New York Choral Artists: Joseph Flummerfelt, director
    Brooklyn Youth Chorus: Dianne Berkun, director
    Philip Smith, solo trumpet
    Preben Antonson, boy’s voice
    Other Voices: Sam Adams, Emily Adams, Ditsa Pines, Deborah O’Grady, Morgan Staples

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by John Adams and Lawrence Rock
    Recorded in concert September 19-24, 2002, at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City
    Engineered by Lawrence Rock
    Soundscape engineering by Mark Grey
    Mixed by John Kilgore at Masque Sound, New York City
    Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME

    Design by John Gall
    Photography by Joel Meyerowitz

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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