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Sun and Moon and Stars

First line:
Sshhh … shun a mun
author of text

Sun and Moon and Stars by poet Frank McGuinness and composer Bill Whelan was first performed at the University College Dublin (UCD) Foundation Day celebration in November 2013 and is a piece dedicated to Dr Hugh Brady, former President of UCD. Scored for solo soprano, solo violoncello and chamber chorus, it evokes the wonder and possibility of life through the musical painting of the text. Whispering choral writing supports a dialogue between soprano and violoncello, with the reflective nature of water suggested in the homophonic conclusion of each verse.

from notes by Desmond Earley © 2015


Invisible Stars
Studio Master: SIGCD436Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 2 on SIGCD436 [5'42] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD436 track 2

Recording date
22 March 2015
Recording venue
Castleknock College Chapel, Dublin, Ireland
Recording producer
Nigel Short
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
Hyperion usage
  1. Invisible Stars (SIGCD436)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: December 2015
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