ALBUM RELEASE: Mysteria Fidei
Mysteria Fidei represents the culmination of a six-year collaboration between Chicago-area composer David M. Gordon and Far Song. Featuring three sacred chamber works, Mysteria Fidei explores the notion of “searching amidst life’s many difficulties—searching for understanding, searching for rescue, searching for hope, searching for fulfillment, searching for joy, searching for God.” Along the way, it deconstructs hymns spanning nearly two millennia and recontextualizes them within our polarized, fear-stricken, and increasingly isolated 21st-century milieu.
This is one of the most beautiful discs in my collection.... Soprano Kayleen Sánchez has the perfect voice, pure and unshakably direct in delivery.... The gradual journey from resignation and regret to hope [in Magus] is experienced as an opening out of the human spirit; Kayleen Sánchez’s purity of voice and total control of her instrument is utterly remarkable. Haunting in the extreme, the 23-minute song cycle Magus will be with you for a long time afterwards....
- Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine
This is hauntingly beautiful music... generously filled with melodic inspiration and evocative atmosphere.... [These] are works of originality and a distinctive musical personality.
- Henry Fogel, Fanfare Magazine
Thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end.
- David DeBoor Canfield, Fanfare Magazine.
ALSO FEATURING FARSONG
west meets east
...beautiful and affecting...
- American Record Guide
Repetitive piano figurations ebb and flow across each movement, expressing each stage
of life eloquently. “Old Age” creates a particularly effective emotional shift with dark and openly voiced piano chords.
- The Clarinet Journal