Here is the second "teaser" I'm uploading from my upcoming CD, recorded on the organ in Jørlunde Church: The title piece of the CD »Like a Flame«
»Like a Flame«, like the majority of music on the CD, is an improvisation, but of course not just any kind of improvisation. Many months of preparations has gone before the recording, and also the years of work with the organ itself. I consider these works as a culmination - so far - of my work with the instrument (for which I've created the tonal design, as you may know), where I become one with it. However, this means »Like a Flame« (as well as »Origin«) is recorded in one take as a live recording, with no post-editing whatsoever, but all improvised parts on the CD will be written down so that they can be published as a score later on.
This excerpt will also be available in a video on Youtube like the clip with »Origin«, but in the meantime you can listen to it by clicking on the following link:
Click here to download »Like a flame« by Frederik Magle
(192 kbps MP3, 4.1 MB, 2:59 min.)
»Like a Flame« for pipe organ is copyright © Frederik Magle and may not be altered in any way without express permission. »Like a flame« may not be redistributed without express permission, with the exception that you are allowed to link freely to this page. You are not allowed to link directly to the MP3 file (hotlinking) without clearly stating the copyright and linking to this site as well. The music has been made available for free download on this site with the consent of the copyright holders and in accordance with Danish and international copyright law.
»Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame!«
- William Butler Yeats, "The Land of Heart's Desire"