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Blessing

First line:
May the road rise to meet you
composer
author of text
Gaelic blessing

 
Blessing was written in 2013 for the installation of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall GCVO as Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen. Perhaps here we catch a glimpse of Mealor at his most comfortable—melodic writing that is expressive, rising and falling with the demands of the text, and set in a supportive harmonic context. Added interest is provided in the tension between compound and simple note groupings, but mostly Blessing is about releasing the listener safely into the world—‘until we meet again’, ‘let the music measure out our days’.

from notes by Richard Longman © 2020

Recordings

Mealor: Blessing & other choral works
Studio Master: SIGCD613Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 17 on SIGCD613 [3'54] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD613 track 17

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-20-61317
Duration
3'54
Recording date
6 May 2018
Recording venue
St Patrick - St Anthony Church, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Recording producer
David Pettyjohn
Recording engineer
Scott Metcalfe
Hyperion usage
  1. Mealor: Blessing & other choral works (SIGCD613)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: March 2020
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