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Nature, the gentlest mother

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With In Nature, the gentlest mother, written in 1949, we are in a blissful state. Emily Dickinson’s exquisite text is rendered with brilliant musical imagery by Aaron Copland (who, like The Year’s at the Spring, was born in 1900). His depiction of nature’s silence—through widely stretched-out chords and broad vocal intervals—is startling in its effect. The tumult, as well, of her creatures and plants is brought to musical life through Copland’s special genius. How magical too are Emily Dickinson’s descriptions of sleeping children, peeping stars and the setting sun in the closing two stanzas.

from notes by Robert White © 1997


Sure on this shining night
CDA66920Archive Service


Track 16 on CDA66920 [3'42] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA66920 track 16

Recording date
31 July 1996
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Sure on this shining night (CDA66920)
    Disc 1 Track 16
    Release date: April 1997
    Deletion date: August 2018
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