Editors’ Notes Tranquility lies at the heart of this beautiful album. In our relentless world, Mari Samuelsen wants the crystalline music of composers including Glass, Richter, Vasks, and Bach to help us stop, reflect, and just be. Bach, Samuelsen’s musical and spiritual lodestone, forms the foundation around which she builds a collection of stunning modern works and arrangements. She’s at her best in the slower, refulgent pieces, such as Jóhannsson’s “Good Night, Day,” her powerful tone piercing the gloom like shards of light. In the unquiet of Max Richter’s “Dona Nobis Pacem 2,” Samuelsen offers reassurance, while, through Bach, delivering emotional strength.

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"Come In!": 2nd mvt.
1
4:30
 
Dona Nobis Pacem 2
2
3:26
 
Einstein on the Beach: Knee Play 2
3
5:09
 
Vientulais Engelis: Meditation for Violin and String Orchestra
4
12:13
 
Emerald and Stone (Arr. Knoth)
5
2:25
 
Vocal
6
8:31
 
Heptapod B (Arr. Knoth)
7
3:31
 
Invention No. 13 in A Minor, BWV 784 (Arr. Badzura)
8
1:43
 
Violin Concerto: II. (Arr. Gelgotas)
9
7:57
 
847
10
4:06
 
Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: 5. Chaconne – Pt. 1
11
6:39
 
Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: 5. Chaconne – Pt. 2
12
3:53
 
Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: 5. Chaconne – Pt. 3
13
3:02
 
The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in D Major, BWV 850 (Arr. Badzura)
14
1:40
 
Fragment
15
1:33
 
Sequence (Four) for Solo Violin and String Orchestra divisi
16
6:09
 
The Beatitudes
17
4:45
 
By This River (Arr. Badzura)
18
3:35
 
Sonata for Violin Solo No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: 4. Presto
19
3:19
 
Mammal Step Sequence
20
2:18
 
Good Night, Day
21
3:48
 
November
22
6:08
 
Lullaby
23
5:54
 

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