℗ 2021 Caroline Shaw and Sō Percussion, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc.
Released January 22, 2021
Duration 28m 22s
Genre Classical (Electronic)

Caroline Shaw: Narrow Sea

Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish, Sō Percussion

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Narrow Sea, Pt. 1
Caroline Shaw; Dawn Upshaw; Gilbert Kalish; Sō Percussion
Narrow Sea, Pt. 2
Caroline Shaw; Dawn Upshaw; Gilbert Kalish; Sō Percussion
Narrow Sea, Pt. 3
Caroline Shaw; Dawn Upshaw; Gilbert Kalish; Sō Percussion
Narrow Sea, Pt. 4
Caroline Shaw; Dawn Upshaw; Gilbert Kalish; Sō Percussion
Narrow Sea, Pt. 5
Caroline Shaw; Dawn Upshaw; Gilbert Kalish; Sō Percussion
Caroline Shaw; Sō Percussion
Digital Booklet
Grammy Award WINNER 2022 – Best Contemporary Classical Composition Caroline Shaw, composer Nonesuch Records releases its second album from Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Caroline Shaw, Narrow Sea. The title piece was written for Sō Percussion, Dawn Upshaw, and Gilbert Kalish in 2017; they perform it on this recording as well. "Narrow Sea" comprises five parts, each a new setting of a text from "The Sacred Harp" nineteenth century collection of shape-note hymns. A composition Shaw wrote for Sō Percussion in 2012, "Taxidermy", also is on the album. “Narrow Sea combines my previous explorations of folk song and hymnody with a sonic universe that includes ceramic bowls, humming, a piano played like a dulcimer by five people at once, and flower pots (which are the central focus of Taxidermy). Gil Kalish’s piano serves as a grounding force, or a familiar memory, that keeps reappearing amid the different textures introduced by Sō Percussion. And Dawn Upshaw’s voice is a brilliant instrument that brings the words to life with warmth and directness." - Caroline Shaw
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Nonesuch Studio Masters

Tracks 1-6 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit
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Narrow Sea, Pt. 1
Narrow Sea, Pt. 2
Narrow Sea, Pt. 3
Narrow Sea, Pt. 4
Narrow Sea, Pt. 5

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