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EŠENVALDS, Ē.: Choral Music (Translations) (Portland State Chamber Choir, Sperry)



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EŠENVALDS, Ē.: Choral Music (Translations) (Portland State Chamber Choir, Sperry)

The multi-award-winning Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds’ 21st-century choral sound is both exquisite and angular, and in this album he explores ideas of ‘translation’, legend and the divine. With his expanded tonality and employment of shimmering singing handbells in Translation, and the angelic use of the viola and cello in In paradisum he creates music of ravishing refinement. In Legend of the Walled-In Woman Ešenvalds transcribes and employs an authentic Albanian folk song.

Ešenvalds, Ēriks
Aquinas, Thomas, lyricist(s)

  O salutaris hostia
1.   O salutaris hostia 00:03:36

Ešenvalds, Ēriks
Petersen, Paulann, lyricist(s)

  The Heavens' Flock
2.   The Heavens' Flock 00:04:29
3.   Translation 00:04:44

Ešenvalds, Ēriks
Antonov, Simeon Ivanovich, lyricist(s)

  My Thoughts
4.   My Thoughts 00:09:30

Ešenvalds, Ēriks
Müller, Wilhelm, lyricist(s)

5.   Vineta 00:12:02

Ešenvalds, Ēriks
Traditional / Camaj, Martin / Elsie, Robert, lyricist(s)

  Legend of the Walled-In Woman
6.   Legend of the Walled - In Woman 00:11:45

Ešenvalds, Ēriks
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  In paradisum
7.   In paradisum 00:12:52

Total Playing Time: 00:58:58

Ešenvalds, Ēriks

Antonov, Simeon Ivanovich; Aquinas, Thomas; Camaj, Martin; Elsie, Robert; Mass Text; Müller, Wilhelm; Petersen, Paulann; Traditional

Sperry, Ethan

Portland State Chamber Choir

Bennett, Rex; Bluestone, Joel; Castaneda, Juan; Clark, Celine; Conzetti, Florian; Krytenberg, Anna; Ledington, Kate; Moss, Jorden; Noble, Charles; Oliveira, Marilyn de; Panah, Savannah; Rizk, Gina; Roberts, Jonathan; Stier, Maeve; Walters, David; West, Bryanna; Wilkie, Jereme; Yakos, Rebecca; Zavaleta, Ulises

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.574124

Barcode: 747313412471

Release Date: 03/2020

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