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The two works on this recording are concerned with time-cycles: Book of Hours with the ordering of days, Helian with the changing of seasons. Book of Hours uses the medieval Book of Hours, a devotional book containing prayers and psalms, for its structure while Helian is a setting of a poem by Georg Tralk and is concerned with years, not days. Active as a composer, conductor and pianist, Jeremy Gill studied at the Eastman School of Music and at the University of Pennsylvania. He has received awards from BMI, ASCAP, Meet the Composer and the American Symphony Orchestra League. He is Music Director of the Delaware County Symphony. This is the second release on Albany Records devoted to his music.


1. Book of Hours
2. Helian

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  • Performer: Peter Orth, Jonathan Hays, Jeremy Gill
  • Conductor: none
  • Composer: Jeremy Gill
  • Audio CD (June 1, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Albany Records
  • ASIN: B004Z0SILE
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #693,246 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Jeremy Gill's second CD is a major achievement. I had the pleasure of performing on his first CD, as flutist in "Parabasis for Flute and Piano," a work written for me by this highly talented composer. "Helian" features two large-scale works which are intimate in scope but powerful in emotional range - "Book of Hours for Solo Piano" and the eponymous "Helian," a song cycle for baritone and piano. "Book of Hours" is divided into eight movements according to the canonical hours of prayer, Matins, Lauds, Prime, and so forth. The movements take the listener through a variety of moods, from introspective to expansive, performed expressively by pianist Peter Orth, who effectively brings out the works' rhapsodic, romantic elements.

In "Helian," Gill's cycle of settings of Georg Trakl's poem of the same name, the composer divides the 93 lines of the poem into 15 separate songs. Gill organizes them according to the references to the seasons in the poetry, so that each song has a season in its title and the whole cycle follows a year through summer, autumn, winter and spring. With the composer at the piano, baritone Jonathan Hays gives a sensitive rendition of this work, using the lightness and clarity of his voice to emphasize the lyrical elements of Trakl's text, which is overall quite dark. Gill's vocal writing invites a wide range of color, including speech-like and whispering uses of the voice. Gill makes sophisticated, subtle references to the great lieder of the canon in moments that feel like almost subconscious memories of Schubert, Schumann, or Brahms. This is a composer who shows deep knowledge and appreciation for repertoire of the past, and has the courage to let it inform his own music and enhance rather than take away from its originality. Another great strength of the piece is how each song fits together to create an organic whole.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CAM829 on December 8, 2011
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Even listening to the samples on Amazon evoques emotion and a desire to hear more. This isn't usually my genre, but all I can say is AMAZING.
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