Say I am You (Mevlana) opera by Michael Ellison

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Catalogue No: MSV 28539
EAN/UPC: 809730853920
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Release Date: January 2014
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Discs: 1
Sample: 'Who's at the Door' (extract)

American composer Michael Ellison has sent ten years working in Istanbul and has imbued much of the Turkish musical culture and style, notably demonstrated in this new opera, in two acts, commissioned by Istanbul Music Festival where it was premiered in 2012. Turkish instruments and vocal styles blend with Western operatic tradition in this work based on the legend and poetry of Rumi (Mevlana) the historic mystic.

Track Listing

    Michael Ellison:

  1. I. Say I am You (Mevlana) – Tableau 1 – I dreamed of a time (10:52)
  2. II. Say I am You (Mevlana) – Tableau 2 – I’ve wandered thirsty (7:37)
  3. III. Say I am You (Mevlana) – Tableau 3 – Mevlana, Mevlana (7:33)
  4. IV. Say I am You (Mevlana) – Tableau 4 – Who’s at the Door? (17:43)
  5. V. Say I am You (Mevlana) – Tableau 5 – The time moves, oh so slowly (10:26)
  6. VI. Say I am You (Mevlana) – Tableau 6 – My dear father (6:41)
  7. VII. Say I am You (Mevlana) – Tableau 7 – Did you know Veled’s found Shams (8:02)
  8. VIII. Say I am You (Mevlana) – Tableau 8 – It’s been 40 days (10:59)