G.I. Gurdjieff: Sacred Hymns

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G.I. Gurdjieff: Sacred Hymns
Gurdjieff Sacred Hymns.jpg
Studio album by
Released1980
RecordedMarch, 1980
GenreClassical music
Length50:56
LabelECM
ProducerManfred Eicher
Keith Jarrett chronology
Invocations/The Moth and the Flame
(1979-80)
G.I. Gurdjieff: Sacred Hymns
(1980)
The Celestial Hawk
(1980)

G.I. Gurdjieff: Sacred Hymns is an album of music written by George Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann, performed by pianist Keith Jarrett which was released on the ECM label in 1980.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 3 stars, noting, "The whole record has a serene dignity, even at its loudest levels, that gets to you, and that should be enough for the devout Jarrett following. As for others -- well, it's definitely not a Top Ten choice for a basic Jarrett collection".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz2/4 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by George Ivanovich Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann
  1. "Reading of Sacred Books" - 8:19
  2. "Prayer and Despair" - 3:50
  3. "Religious Ceremony" - 4:07
  4. "Hymn" - 2:45
  5. "Orthodox Hymn from Asia Minor" - 3:04
  6. "Hymn for Good Friday" - 1:35
  7. "Hymn" - 2:30
  8. "Hymn for Easter Thursday" - 3:26
  9. "Hymn to the Endless Creator" - 2:04
  10. "Hymn from a Great Temple" - 4:30
  11. "The Story of the Resurrection Of Christ" - 1:37
  12. "Holy Affirming - Holy Denying - Holy Reconciling" - 4:14
  13. "Easter Night Procession" - 2:54
  14. "Easter Hymn" - 5:49
  15. "Meditation" - 1:42
  • Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, West Germany in March, 1980.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keith Jarrett discography accessed August 15, 2011
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed August 15, 2011
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 769. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.