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To the Northeast: The Choral Music of John Buckley / Flanagan, Mornington Singers


Release Date: 02/08/2019 
Label:  Divine Art   Catalog #: 25187  
Composer:  John Buckley
Conductor:  Orla Flanagan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mornington Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

John Buckley is one of a group of highly talented and inspired composers from Ireland who have embraced today’s need for music which is rich and diverse, complex but accessible too. His considerable output includes chamber and vocal works as well as his exceptional choral music of which we have a selection here. From folk song adaptations to classic text settings and a range of serious, pastoral and witty pieces, the new album ‘To the Northeast’ is one that stands out from the crowd and is truly memorable. Also from Dublin, Mornington Singers are superbly conducted by Orla Flanagan, and provide a performance which in each work is totally in tune with the text and the setting. Most songs are in English, though the Five Two-Part songs for Read more children are sung in Gaelic Irish. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Music, When Soft Voices Die by John Buckley
Conductor:  Orla Flanagan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mornington Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Ireland 
2.
To Sleep by John Buckley
Conductor:  Orla Flanagan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mornington Singers
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1983; revised 2017; Ireland 
3.
Jabberwocky by John Buckley
Conductor:  Orla Flanagan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mornington Singers
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1996; revised 2012; Ireland 
4.
Two-Part Songs (5) for Children by John Buckley
Conductor:  Orla Flanagan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mornington Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; Ireland 
5.
He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven by John Buckley
Conductor:  Orla Flanagan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mornington Singers
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1995; revised 2017; Ireland 
6.
There Is a Spot Mid Barren Hills by John Buckley
Conductor:  Orla Flanagan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mornington Singers
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1998; revised 2012; Ireland 
7.
Irish Folksongs (3) by John Buckley
Conductor:  Orla Flanagan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mornington Singers
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1983, revised 2010, ; Ireland 
8.
Lux Aeterna by John Buckley
Conductor:  Orla Flanagan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mornington Singers
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2017; Ireland 
9.
To the Northeast by John Buckley
Conductor:  Orla Flanagan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mornington Singers
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2016; Ireland 

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