Steve Reich: Tehillim, Three Movements

London Symphony Orchestra

Reich -- for the first time in his mature career as a composer -- experiments with modulation between keys and other elements of tonality that he had previously ignored. Indeed, when the final movement, after three movements' worth of Reich's characteristic tonal ambiguity, finally "affirms the key of D major as the basic tonal center," as Reich's lucid liner notes helpfully explain, the effect, combined with the increasing power and passion of the female voices, is astonishing.

- Stewart Mason, AllMusic Review

Track listing:

Tehillim 30:27
1 Part I: Fast 11:46
2 Part II: Fast 5:54
3 Part III: Slow 6:19
4 Part IV: Fast 6:21

Three Movements 14:46
5 Movement I (184 BPM) 6:43
6 Movement II (92 BPM) 3:42
7 Movement III (184 BPM) 6:21

Stay in Touch


Social Media