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Track(s) taken from CDA67832

Tonight eternity alone

1991; SATB divisi, unaccompanied
author of text
from Dusk at Sea

Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Recording details: July 2010
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Produced by Adrian Peacock
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: July 2011
Total duration: 3 minutes 38 seconds

Cover artwork: Michael by Arild Rosenkrantz (1870-1964)
Courtesy of Peter Nahum at The Leicester Galleries, London / Private Collection, Denmark


'In the fourth year of Stephen Layton's directorship the Trinity choir's sense of corporate ease and confidence is such that nothing fazes them. The singing is beautifully blended, the parts sensitively balanced, the absence of spurious vibrato a constant pleasure. Typically outstanding Hyperion sound caps this warmly recommendable issue' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Maestro Layton is a master of shading and dynamic control, so there's always a sense of ebb and flow to the glowing harmonies that animate this music' (American Record Guide)

'First, a health warning: it is impossible to do anything else but listen once the opening track of this glorious album begins … here is music making of the highest quality. I don’t have the space to mention all of the choral wonders on this disc but I can say with certainty that it is an album that will repay repeated listening for years to come' (Classic FM Magazine)
Traditionally a destination for Scandinavian immigrants, the northern state of Minnesota is home to generations of choir-loving Lutherans and it contains some of the best university choirs in the country, none more notable than that of Concordia College directed by René Clausen, one of a number of prominent composer-conductors in American academia. Tonight eternity alone sets a modified verse of the poem ‘Dusk at Sea’ by Thomas S Jones in the composer’s trademark neo-romantic language, and captures a feeling of contented solitude in a vast empty space.

from notes by Gabriel Crouch © 2011

Destination traditionnelle des émigrés scandinaves, l’état septentrional du Minnesota abrite ainsi des générations de luthériens amateurs de chœurs et l’on y trouve certains des meilleurs chœurs universitaires du pays, le plus remarquable étant celui de Concordia College, dirigé par René Clausen, l’un des grands compositeurs-chefs de chœur du monde universitaire américain. Dans la langue néo-romantique typique de ce compositeur, Tonight eternity alone met en musique des vers modifiés du poème «Dusk at Sea» de Thomas S. Jones et reproduit un sentiment de solitude satisfaite, dans un vaste espace vide.

extrait des notes rédigées par Gabriel Crouch © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Der nördliche Bundesstaat Minnesota zog hauptsächlich die skandinavischen Immigranten an, so dass Generationen von sangesfreudigen Lutheranern und einige der besten Universitätschöre dort angesiedelt sind, von denen der Chor des Concordia College der wohl berühmteste ist. Er wird von René Clausen geleitet, der zu den prominenten Komponisten-Dirigenten der akademischen Welt Amerikas zählt. Tonight eternity alone ist eine Vertonung einer modifizierten Strophe des Gedichts „Dusk at Sea“ von Thomas S. Jones in der charakteristischen neoromantischen Tonsprache des Komponisten, die ein Gefühl zufriedener Einsamkeit in einem riesigen Leerraum darstellt.

aus dem Begleittext von Gabriel Crouch © 2011
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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