Editors’ Notes The dynamic, award-winning composer Jóhann Jóhansson takes up the tragic Greek tale of Orpheus in his first album for Deutsche Grammophon. Orphée features a kaleidoscopic array of instrumentations, from string quartet to electronics and choir, drawing from the Icelandic composer’s minimal, serene style to produce a focused, postmodern foray into atmosphere and myth.

SONG
Flight from the City
1
6:31
 
A Song for Europa
2
2:33
 
The Drowned World
3
2:20
 
A Deal with Chaos
4
2:05
 
A Pile of Dust
5
4:51
 
A Sparrow Alighted upon Our Shoulder
6
2:27
 
Fragment I
7
1:24
 
By the Roes, and by the Hinds of the Field
8
2:39
 
The Radiant City
9
3:30
 
Fragment II
10
2:12
 
The Burning Mountain
11
2:45
 
De Luce Et Umbra
12
2:28
 
Good Morning, Midnight
13
3:17
 
Good Night, Day
14
3:58
 
Orphic Hymn
15
3:21