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La lumière

First line:
Nous ne nous voyons plus dans la même lumière
composer
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

Recordings

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

Details

Track 5 on CDA68110 [4'57]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68110 track 5

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-15-11005
Duration
4'57
Recording date
28 June 2014
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
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