The Decalogue
Sufjan Stevens & Timo Andres

Label: Asthmatic Kitty


This is a pre-order and will be available for in-store pick up or mailorder on the release date of 10/18/2019.

This deluxe edition of The Decalogue comprises a Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket, 180-gram vinyl, 40 page songbook, 9×12 art print, and download card.

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.


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