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Into The Night - Contemporary Choral Music / Childs, Vox Humana


Release Date: 05/28/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572511  
Composer:  Eric WhitacreStephen PaulusDavid ChildsArvo Pärt,   ... 
Conductor:  David Childs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Humana Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The richness of contemporary choral music is explored on this recording of works by some of today’s leading composers from across three continents. Eric Whitacre’s dramatic setting of Lorca’s poetry is contrasted with Frank Ticheli’s serene setting of There Will Be Rest, in which he attempts, in his own words, to “capture [the poem’s] purity of spirit and delicate lyricism”. Arvo Pärt has crafted an atmospheric setting of John Henry Newman’s 1843 sermon Wisdom and Innocence. David N. Childs’ Do Not Go Gentle, a setting of Dylan Thomas’ famous poem, embodies a foreboding and ominous undercurrent of desperation in the face of impending death. Vox Humana is a new 24-voice chamber choir based in Dallas, Texas. The richness of contemporary choral music is explored on this recording of works by some of today’s leading composers from across three continents. Eric Whitacre’s dramatic setting of Lorca’s poetry is contrasted with Frank Ticheli’s serene setting of There Will Be Rest, in which he attempts, in his own words, to “capture [the poem’s] purity of spirit and delicate lyricism”. Arvo Pärt has crafted an atmospheric setting of John Henry Newman’s 1843 sermon Wisdom and Innocence. David N. Childs’ Do Not Go Gentle, a setting of Dylan Thomas’ famous poem, embodies a foreboding and ominous undercurrent of desperation in the face of impending death. Vox Humana is a new 24-voice chamber choir based in Dallas, Texas. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Flower Songs (3): no 2, With a lily in your hand by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  David Childs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Humana Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
2.
The day is done by Stephen Paulus
Conductor:  David Childs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Humana Chorus
3.
The New Moon by David Childs
Conductor:  David Childs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Humana Chorus
4.
Littlemore Tractus by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  David Childs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Humana Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; Germany 
5.
Nox Aurumque by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  David Childs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Humana Chorus
6.
Do Not Go Gentle by David Childs
Conductor:  David Childs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Humana Chorus
7.
The Veil of the Temple: You mantle yourself in Light by John Tavener
Conductor:  David Childs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Humana Chorus
8.
To the Evening Star by Abbie Betinis
Conductor:  David Childs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Humana Chorus
9.
Nocturnes for Chorus and Piano: no 3, Sure on this shining night by Morten Lauridsen
Conductor:  David Childs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Humana Chorus
Written: 2005; USA 
10.
There will be rest by Frank Ticheli
Conductor:  David Childs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Humana Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

Sound Samples

3 Flower Songs: No. 2. With a Lily in Your Hand
The Day Is Done
The New Moon
Littlemore Tractus
Nox Aurumque
Do Not Go Gentle
The Veil of the Temple: You mantle yourself in Light
To the Evening Star
Nocturnes: No. 3. Sure On This Shining Night
There Will Be Rest

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