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Magus Insipiens: 3 song cycles on poems by Taliesin, Payne, and Sappho
  • Magus Insipiens: 3 song cycles on poems by Taliesin, Payne, and Sappho


    “This is one of the most beautiful discs in my collection.... Haunting in the extreme."

    – Fanfare Magazine


    “This is hauntingly beautiful music... generously filled with melodic inspiration and evocative atmosphere.... works of originality and a distinctive musical personality.”

    – Fanfare Magazine

    Magus Insipiens features Paul Sánchez' song cycles Magus (2008), Horizon (2012), and ὁδοιπορία (the journey) (2009), performed by Kayleen Sánchez, soprano, and Paul Sánchez, piano. 


    1. Magus: I. The Battle of the Trees

    2. Magus: II. Song to the Wind

    3. Magus: III. The Fold of the Bards

    4. Magus: IV. The Prediction of Kadwaladr

    5. Magus: V. Juvenile Ornaments of Taliesin

    6. Magus: VI. The Hostile Confederacy

    7. Horizon – For Harlan: I. Starlight

    8. Horizon – For Harlan: II. A New Day

    9. Horizon – For Harlan: III. Winter Evening Moonlight

    10. Horizon – For Harlan: IV. Una Casa Nueva

    11. Horizon – For Harlan: V. Spring

    12. Horizon – For Harlan: VI. Risk

    13. Horizon – For Harlan: VII. A Winter Farewell

    14. Horizon – For Harlan: VIII. Change

    15. Horizon – For Harlan: IX. Horizon

    16. Horizon – For Harlan: X. Listen

    17. ὁδοιπορία (the journey): α'. The Dance

    18. ὁδοιπορία (the journey): β'. Nocturne

    19. ὁδοιπορία (the journey): γ'. Evening Star

    20: ὁδοιπορία (the journey): δ'. Aphrodite's Return

    21. ὁδοιπορία (the journey): ε'. Eros

    22. ὁδοιπορία (the journey): ζ'. For Atthis


    Soundset Recordings, 2016.

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