Irena and Vojtěch Havlovi
Saving One Who Was Dead / Little Crusader

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about the record

"We have worked on our music for the film Saving One Who Was Dead for three years. We have gradually prepared several working versions that included compositions for piano, Indonesian gamelan, gongs, Tibetan bowls, bells and mini-bells. Yet, step by step, we made it simpler and simpler and eventually only kept violas da gamba, organ and chanting. Everything else was redundant.

We made most of the recordings of the compositions for viola da gamba in a church in Prague. The composition for organ was recorded in Milan where we performed a concert shortly before the pandemic arrived in December 2019. We tried to record it in various churches in Bohemia but it was not until the church in Milan that we found the best sounding organ.

As for Little Crusader, we recorded the music for the film after it was completed. We had several versions and used the piano version for this album. Together with Václav, we searched for instruments that would work the best for this medieval story. Eventually, we opted for harmonium with simple chanting which accompanies the character little boy Jenik. Violas da gamba intertwine, move close and then apart from each other the same way as paths of little boy Jenik and his father who is searching for him. Simple chanting and Tibetan bowl accompany scenes with little boy Jenik’s mother who awaits them at home. Trombone and saxophone are like metal swords and the knights’ armor. Violoncello and viola da gamba walk in the rhythm of horse’s hooves, in the rhythm of heartbeat of both the horse and his rider – a father searching for his lost son."

Irena and Vojtěch Havlovi

  1. 1 - Saving One Who Was Dead 12:05
  2. 2 - Intervals Of Waiting 4:13
  3. 3 - Words Into Distance 5:43
  4. 4 - Little Crusader 11:40
  5. 5 - A Father's Quest 5:32
  6. 6 - Absence Of The Loved One 4:43

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Irena and Vojtěch Havlovi
Saving One Who Was Dead / Little Crusader

29,00

only 2 left

  1. 1 - Saving One Who Was Dead 12:05
  2. 2 - Intervals Of Waiting 4:13
  3. 3 - Words Into Distance 5:43
  4. 4 - Little Crusader 11:40
  5. 5 - A Father's Quest 5:32
  6. 6 - Absence Of The Loved One 4:43

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about the record

"We have worked on our music for the film Saving One Who Was Dead for three years. We have gradually prepared several working versions that included compositions for piano, Indonesian gamelan, gongs, Tibetan bowls, bells and mini-bells. Yet, step by step, we made it simpler and simpler and eventually only kept violas da gamba, organ and chanting. Everything else was redundant.

We made most of the recordings of the compositions for viola da gamba in a church in Prague. The composition for organ was recorded in Milan where we performed a concert shortly before the pandemic arrived in December 2019. We tried to record it in various churches in Bohemia but it was not until the church in Milan that we found the best sounding organ.

As for Little Crusader, we recorded the music for the film after it was completed. We had several versions and used the piano version for this album. Together with Václav, we searched for instruments that would work the best for this medieval story. Eventually, we opted for harmonium with simple chanting which accompanies the character little boy Jenik. Violas da gamba intertwine, move close and then apart from each other the same way as paths of little boy Jenik and his father who is searching for him. Simple chanting and Tibetan bowl accompany scenes with little boy Jenik’s mother who awaits them at home. Trombone and saxophone are like metal swords and the knights’ armor. Violoncello and viola da gamba walk in the rhythm of horse’s hooves, in the rhythm of heartbeat of both the horse and his rider – a father searching for his lost son."

Irena and Vojtěch Havlovi

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