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Esenvalds: The Doors of Heaven / Sperry, Portland Chamber Choir


Release Date: 08/11/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8579008  
Composer:  Eriks Esenvalds
Conductor:  Ethan Sperry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portland State Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds has rapidly become one of the world’s most performed choral composers. His ability to bring a dramatic text to life through textures that are lush yet permeated with a more stringent and angular aesthetic has ensured a steady steam of commissions from leading orchestras and choral forces. The four works here reflect an interest in the beauty of nature, religious faith and legend. The First Tears explores an Inuit story and employs subtle instrumental coloration from jaw harps and Native American flutes, whilst Passion and Resurrection is a profound and powerful exploration of Christ’s death and Resurrection. The Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds has rapidly become one of the world’s most performed choral composers. His ability to bring a dramatic text to life through textures that are lush yet permeated with a more stringent and angular aesthetic has ensured a steady steam of commissions from leading orchestras and choral forces. The four works here reflect an interest in the beauty of nature, religious faith and legend. The First Tears explores an Inuit story and employs subtle instrumental coloration from jaw harps and Native American flutes, whilst Passion and Resurrection is a profound and powerful exploration of Christ’s death and Resurrection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The First Tears by Eriks Esenvalds
Conductor:  Ethan Sperry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portland State Chamber Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014 
2.
Rivers of light by Eriks Esenvalds
Conductor:  Ethan Sperry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portland State Chamber Choir
3.
A drop in the ocean by Eriks Esenvalds
Conductor:  Ethan Sperry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portland State Chamber Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2006 
4.
Passion and Resurrection by Eriks Esenvalds
Conductor:  Ethan Sperry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portland State Chamber Choir
Written: 2005 

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