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Alone in the night
2011; SATB divisi + Tibetan bowls and glasses; composed for Salt Lake Vocal/Choral Artists
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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


Ešenvalds: Northern Lights & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA68083Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Ešenvalds: There will come soft rains & other choral works
Studio Master: SIGCD603Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 15 on CDA68083 [4'27]
Track 13 on SIGCD603 [4'02] Download only

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