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Stars

First line:
Alone in the night
composer
2011; SATB divisi + Tibetan bowls and glasses; composed for Salt Lake Vocal/Choral Artists
author of text

 
Stars, which Ešenvalds made in 2011 for Salt Lake Vocal Artists/Salt Lake Choral Artists, is a setting of words by Sara Teasdale. The composer's favourite tuned wine glasses are a constant presence in the piece, a glistening accompaniment to the glowing simplicity of this vision of ‘beating hearts of fire’ seen overhead on a still, dark night. The wondrousness of a ‘heaven full of stars’ is evoked by a radiant chorale before a repeated oscillation of a pair of chords, adding to the magic, recedes into silence.

from notes by Gabriel Jackson © 2015

Recordings

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

Details

Track 15 on CDA68083 [4'27]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68083 track 15

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-15-08315
Duration
4'27
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 15
    Release date: February 2015
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