SATB choir, Piano; Optional Instrumental Parts - Digital Download
Composed by JAC Redford. With Optional Instrumental Parts. SATB Choral/Full Score. 92 pages. Roger Dean Publishing #45/1141R. Published by Roger Dean Publishing (LX.45-1141R).
Item Number: LX.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.).