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.
This deluxe edition of "The Decalogue" comprises a Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket, 180-gram vinyl, 40 page songbook, 9x12 art print by Charlotte de Mezamat, special bonus photography booklet (limited to AKR only), and download card.
Standard edition LP includes 140-gram vinyl, jacket, and download card.