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SATB choir, piano (with optional instrumental accompaniment)
Composed by Jac Redford. Major Work. Choral/full score. Roger Dean Publishing #45/1141R. Published by Roger Dean Publishing (LO.45-1141R).
Item Number: LO.45-1141R
The allure of night proves an endless delight when Wordsworth's words are married to Redford's music in this probing triptych. Like a dark sea whose calm surface belies a roiling depth, these "Night Pieces" reflect the brilliance of their struggling moon with soaring melodies, while underneath, the water conspires, dashing the rocks only to recede in a wash of foam. The music serves the poetry in deliberate tones, now surging wildly, now ebbing gently. Unisons blossom into counterpoint, and harmonies signal a wavering between stable hues and changing moods. Rhythm follows suit between static stillness and ecstatic pulsations. (This piece, along with "Napili Bay, 2pm" (15/2322R) and other pieces by J. A. C. Redford can be heard on the recording "Evening Wind" by the Los Angeles Chamber Singers, Peter Rutenberg, Conductor. [Clarion Recordings CLR916CD]. Liner notes by Peter Rutenberg. ).
- How Beautiful the Queen of Night
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