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In the silence of the night

composer
1995
author of text

 
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

Recordings

Children of our time
CDA67575Please, someone, buy me …
Dreamland
HYP41Super-budget price sampler

Details

Movement 1: Echo  Come to me in the silence of the night
Track 5 on CDA67575 [3'41] Please, someone, buy me
Movement 2: Song  When I am dead, my dearest
Track 6 on CDA67575 [6'20] Please, someone, buy me
Track 15 on HYP41 [6'20] Super-budget price sampler
Movement 3: Mirage  The hope I dreamed of was a dream
Track 7 on CDA67575 [4'44] Please, someone, buy me

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