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Track(s) taken from CDA67575
Recording details: March 1995
Hertford College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Produced by David Trendell
Engineered by Paul Proudman
Release date: April 2006
Total duration: 14 minutes 45 seconds

In the silence of the night
composer
1995
author of text

Echo  [3'41] English
Song  [6'20] English
Mirage  [4'44] English

Introduction
Ruth Byrchmore’s In the silence of the night comprises three settings of poems by Christina Rossetti. Rossetti’s work has been a lifelong source of inspiration to Byrchmore, particularly in terms of its bleakness, passion, and integrity. The meditative, sparse, and slow unfolding of ‘Echo’ pours into the impassioned homophonic plea at the opening of ‘Song’. ‘Mirage’ adds a restless, linear full-stop to the whole.

from notes by Jeremy Summerly 2006

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