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First line:
See how the moon has risen
first performed by The Dale Warland Singers in December 1990
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Evensong was given its first performance during The Dale Warland Singers’ ‘Echoes of Christmas’ concert in December 1990. Here Paulus sets a German poem by Matthias Claudius translated for the composer by Albert Ernest Flemming, a writer described as ‘more of a poetic paraphraser than a translator’. There is little to do with Christmas bar a fleeting reference to ‘manger’; the poem is rather more a dormitive prayer, and Paulus finds many musical opportunities to reflect the evocative description of night, the moon and stars, prayer, and rest.

from notes by Stephen W Salts © 2015


Clausen & Paulus: Calm on the listening ear of night & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA68110Last few CD copies remainingStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 14 on CDA68110 [6'01] Last few CD copies remaining

Track-specific metadata for CDA68110 track 14

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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  1. Clausen & Paulus: Calm on the listening ear of night & other choral works (CDA68110)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: October 2015
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