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The earthly rose

First line:
Did the king in his cardboard house?
2013; SATB divisi + harp; extract from the sequence City Songs for six choirs and narrator first perfored under the direction of Stephen Layton in 2013
author of text

The diatonic The earthly rose is an excerpt from City Songs, an hour-long sequence of short movements for choirs of varying ability, the whole work being premiered under Stephen Layton’s direction in London in 2013. The words are by the Australian Emma Jones. With its liquescent harp accompaniment this little urban piece has the simplicity and sincerity of a folk song.

from notes by Gabriel Jackson © 2015


Ešenvalds: Northern Lights & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA68083Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 7 on CDA68083 [3'25]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68083 track 7

Recording date
11 January 2014
Recording venue
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Ešenvalds: Northern Lights & other choral works (CDA68083)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: February 2015
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