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La lumière

First line:
Nous ne nous voyons plus dans la même lumière
2001; composed for the Concordia Choir
author of text
La lumière, changée

In his poem La lumière, changée Yves Bonnefoy uses images of nature and light to describe changes in the speaker’s spiritual perception. The evocative subject captivated Clausen along with the French text:

My language changed in this piece … the French language is languid and flows so easily. This resulted in a lot of speech-rhythms that follow the suppleness and easy grace of the spoken French, while still following the text imagery.

In many ways, this sets La lumière apart from other works because of its neo-Impressionistic use of coloured harmony.

from notes by Stephen W Salts © 2015


Clausen & Paulus: Calm on the listening ear of night & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA68110Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 5 on CDA68110 [4'57]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68110 track 5

Recording date
28 June 2014
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
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