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Album Review: Pie Jesu (single)
Michael Hoppé
Cover image of the album Pie Jesu (single) by Michael Hoppé
Pie Jesu (single)
Michael Hoppé
2020 / Spring Hill Music
4 minutes
Review by Kathy Parsons
“Pie Jesu” is one of the beautiful pieces from Michael Hoppe’s 2020 album, Peace and Reconciliation. The music was conducted by Ryan Holder and sung by the Sedona Academy of Chamber Singers with the Tetra String Quartet. I reviewed the full album a few months ago, but Hoppe’s daughter, Rebecca Hoppe’, recently created a short film called “MMXX” that captures “an emotional state of mind in today’s world of 2020.” Two dancers, Patricia Fiza and Aleix Martinez, perform an evocative dance to “Pie Jesu” that was filmed in black and white and expresses a combination of sadness, alienation, and, ultimately, the need for human connection. It’s a very powerful visual statement, made all the more moving by Michael Hoppe’s music. The single is available on Amazon and iTunes, and the video can be viewed on YouTube. Don’t miss it!
June 11, 2020
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