Rimini – 2021
Luigi Castiglioni has created the first artist’s book designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Gavin Bryars’ iconic song “Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet”.
Letterpress printed on Fabriano Tiepolo 290 gsm by Tipoteca Italiana, Cornuda on an original Nebiolo Atena cylinder press of 1956.
The limited edition consists of one hundred and forty copies signed by Gavin Bryars: 120 in Arabic numerals – from 1/120 to 120/120, of which the first thirty copies contain a hand-drawn artwork by the composer; 20 in Roman numerals – from I/XX to XX/XX.
Each copy includes a vinyl long playing record with the fragment of the religious song played as a loop for fifty times.
Copies 1/120 to 30/120 include Gavin Bryars’ musical autograph of the religious chant transcription and one of the printing plates used.
Copies I/XX to XX/XX are reserved for contributors.
For this printed edition:
printed edition: ©2021 Edizioni Notæ, Rimini – Reproduction no permitted
For the original music score:
©1996 Schott Music Ltd – Reproduced by permission. All rights reserved
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