The title of The Decalogue has a touch of the grandiose: it means “The Ten Commandments.” Yet this score, composed by Sufjan Stevens for a dance work choreographed by Justin Peck that premiered with the New York City Ballet in May of 2017, is quiet and experimental. Stevens’s piano score, as played and recorded by Timo Andres, sounds like etudes in the Romantic-modernist tradition, as if prompted by Debussy. With The Decalogue coming digitally, and on vinyl and CD, Sufjan is making—gently, without ostentation—new departures.
The deluxe edition of The Decalogue includes a Stoughton tip-on gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, 40 page songbook, 9×12 art print, and a full download card.
A standard LP & CD release will be available Dec. 6th
Label: Asthmatic Kitty