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Tarik O'regan: Acallam Na Senorach - An Irish Colloquy / Hillier

O'regan / National Chamber Choir Of Ireland
Release Date: 10/11/2011 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 807486   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Tarik O'Regan
Performer:  Stewart French
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ireland National Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Paul Hillier leads the National Chamber Choir of Ireland and guitarist Stewart French in this first recording of Tarik O'Regan's Acallam na Senórach: An Irish Colloquy, a work they premiered in November 2010. Sung in English, Middle Irish, and Latin and calling for sixteen voices, guitar and bodhráin (Irish frame drum), the score takes its title from the important 12th/13th-century narrative "Dialogue of the Elders" which follows two legendary heroes, Caílte and Oisín, in their travels around Ireland as they retell their ancient stories to a newly arrived Saint Patrick.

"One of the most
Read more original and eloquent of young British composers" – The Observer, UK

"Striking, intense, captivating, are all applicable descriptions of the young British composer Tarik O'Regan's music." – BBC Music
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Works on This Recording

Acallam na Senórach "An Irish Colloquy" by Tarik O'Regan
Performer:  Stewart French (Guitar)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ireland National Chamber Choir

Sound Samples

Acallam na Senorach: I. Prologue to Part One
Acallam na Senorach: II. The Fian
Acallam na Senorach: III. The Spring
Acallam na Senorach: IV. Recitative I
Acallam na Senorach: V. Cas Corach
Acallam na Senorach: VI. Guitar Interlude I
Acallam na Senorach: VII. The Sid
Acallam na Senorach: VIII. Recitative II
Acallam na Senorach: IX. Niam
Acallam na Senorach: X. Bodhran Interlude: Colloquy
Acallam na Senorach: XI. Prologue to Part Two
Acallam na Senorach: XII. Guitar Interlude II
Acallam na Senorach: XIII. Recitative III
Acallam na Senorach: XIV. Cael and Crede
Acallam na Senorach: XV. Cailte
Acallam na Senorach: XVI. Guitar Interlude III
Acallam na Senorach: XVII. Patrick
Acallam na Senorach: XVIII. Recitative IV
Acallam na Senorach: XIX. Fian Paternoster
Acallam na Senorach: XX. Epilogue

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