Panufnik: Dance of Life - Tallinn Mass
3 Feb 2014
Composer: Roxanna Panufnik
Other participants: Patricia Rozario, Jaak Johanson, Laura Lindpere, Madis Metsamart, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Choir of Estonian Academy of Music & Theatre, Collegium Musicale Chamber Choir, Estonian TV Girls' Choir, Aarne Saluveer, Endrik Üksvärav, Mihhail Gerts, Roxa
Commissioned to celebrate Tallinn’s ascension to European Capital of Culture, in 2011, “Dance of Life - Tallinn Mass” juxtaposes the conventional mass movements, in Latin, with ten new poems by their two leading poets, Doris Kareva and Jürgen Rooste (in Estonian) and is inspired by the famous 15th century painting by Bernt Notke, “Dance of Death”. The poets have taken this idea and transported its characters to the 21st century, using their individual messages as a rich and dramatic framework to the Latin Mass movements.