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In the silence of the night

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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


Children of our time
HYP41Super-budget price sampler


Movement 1: Echo  Come to me in the silence of the night
Track 5 on CDA67575 [3'41]
Movement 2: Song  When I am dead, my dearest
Track 6 on CDA67575 [6'20]
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]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67575 track 7

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 7
    Release date: April 2006
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