Officium Novum

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Officium Novum
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Live album by Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble
Released September 20, 2010 (2010-09-20)
Recorded June 2009, Propstei St. Gerold
Genre Jazz, Early music
Length 61:03
Label ECM
2125 NS
Producer Manfred Eicher
Jan Garbarek chronology
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Officium Novum is an album by Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble recorded in Austria in 2009 and released on the ECM label.[1] The album is a sequel to their previous collaboration Officium (1994).


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Eddins states "Like the first album, this one is suffused with a sense of distant mystery and a profound, powerful melancholy that is given voice with intense feeling. The sound again is spacious and warmly resonant, with an earthy, enveloping ambience. This album will be a must-have for anyone who loved the first one, and it should appeal to any listener with an affinity for meditative Eastern European spirituality, especially when tied to contemporary expressivity and stylistic freedom".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jan Garbarek except as indicated

  1. "Ov Zarmanali" (Komitas) - 4:11
  2. "Svjete Tihij" (Traditional) - 4:14
  3. "Allting Finns" - 4:18
  4. "Litany: Litany/Otche Nash/Otche Nash" (Nikolai N. Kedrov/Traditional/Anonymous) - 13:06
  5. "Surb, Surb" (Komitas) - 6:40
  6. "Most Holy Mother of God" (Arvo Pärt) - 4:34
  7. "Tres Morillas M’enamoran" (Anonymous) - 3:32
  8. "Sirt Im Sasani" (Komitas) - 4:06
  9. "Hays Hark Nviranats Ukhti" (Komitas) - 6:25
  10. "Alleluia Nativitas" (Pérotin) - 5:20
  11. "We Are the Stars" - 4:09
  12. "Nur Ein Weniges Noch" (Giorgos Seferis) - 0:19



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed December 4, 2013
  2. ^ a b Eddins, S. Allmusic Review accessed December 4, 2013