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
CDA67575
Dreamland
HYP41Super-budget price sampler

Details

Movement 1: Echo
Track 5 on CDA67575 [3'41]
Movement 2: Song
Track 6 on CDA67575 [6'20]
Track 15 on HYP41 [6'20] Super-budget price sampler
Movement 3: Mirage
Track 7 on CDA67575 [4'44]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67575 track 6

Song
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-06-57506
Duration
6'20
Recording date
11 March 1995
Recording venue
Hertford College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
David Trendell
Recording engineer
Paul Proudman
Hyperion usage
  1. Children of our time (CDA67575)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: April 2006
  2. Dreamland (HYP41)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: October 2009
    Super-budget price sampler