On the Torment of Saints, the Casting of Spells and the Evocation of Spirits

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On the Torment of Saints, the Casting of Spells and the Evocation of Spirits
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 19, 2013
RecordedMarch & July 2013 at East Side Sound, NYC and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
GenreAvant-garde, Contemporary classical music
Length35:22
LabelTzadik TZ 9003
ProducerJohn Zorn
John Zorn chronology
The Prophecy: Live in Europe
(2013)
On the Torment of Saints, the Casting of Spells and the Evocation of Spirits
(2013)
Shir Hashirim
(2013)

On the Torment of Saints, the Casting of Spells and the Evocation of Spirits is an album of contemporary classical music by John Zorn, written in 2012, recorded in New York City in March & July 2013, and released on the Tzadik label in November 2013.[1] The album features compositions inspired by William Shakespeare, Halloween and Anthony the Great and the cover art features paintings by Salvador Dali, Goya and Michelangelo.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Zorn

  1. "The Tempest" - 11:20
  2. "All Hallows Eve: i Matins" - 9:29
  3. "All Hallows Eve: ii Lauds" - 4:09
  4. "All Hallows Eve: iii Vespers" - 1:37
  5. "The Temptations of St. Anthony" - 8:46

Personnel[edit]

Track One[edit]

International Contemporary Ensemble:

Tracks Two to Four[edit]

Track Five[edit]

Fifth House Ensemble:

Production[edit]

  • Marc Urselli (tracks 1-4), Bill Maylone (track 5) - engineer, audio mixer
  • Scott Hull - mastering
  • John Zorn and Kazunori Sugiyama – producers
  • Caleb Burhans - session producer, The Temptations of St. Anthony

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tzadik Catalog, accessed May 22, 2014
  2. ^ Discogs album entry, accessed May 22, 2014