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Paul Giger

ars moriendi

Release Date: August 19, 2022

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1 Guggisberglied (LocheZen)  
2 Agony I (Atmosphere)  
3 Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639  
4 Agony II (Sechzigplus)  
5 Sonate IV c-Moll BWV 1017 - Largo  
6 Zauerli mit Migrationshintergrund  
7 Matthaus-Passion BWV 244 - Erbarme dich  
8 Agony III (Die bosen Mutter)  
9 Pert Em Hru - Altus solo II  
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In the late Middle Ages, a literary genre of devotional books illustrated with woodcuts flourished under the name ‘ars moriendi’. They gave instructions on how to 'die well'. The purpose of this tradition was to attune the soul to the 'art of dying' in order to save it for eternity. Music is also an ars moriendi, an exercise in the "becoming" of a note, of "being" in sound and of "passing" into silence – or into an inner reverberation.    – Paul Giger 

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