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

Details

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

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD603 track 13

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-19-60313
Duration
4'02
Recording date
10 April 2018
Recording venue
Lagerquist Concert Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, USA
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
John Struzenberg
Hyperion usage
  1. Ešenvalds: There will come soft rains & other choral works (SIGCD603)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: January 2020
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