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EŠENVALDS, Ē.: Choral Music (The Doors of Heaven) (Portland State University Chamber Choir, Sperry)

    







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EŠENVALDS, Ē.: Choral Music (The Doors of Heaven) (Portland State University Chamber Choir, Sperry)

The Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds 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 stream 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 colouration from jaw harps and Native American flutes, whilst Passion and Resurrection is a profound and powerful exploration of Christ’s death and Resurrection.


Ešenvalds, Ēriks
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  The First Tears
1.   The First Tears 00:14:04

Ešenvalds, Ēriks
Savage, Candace / Hall, Charles Francis / Nansen, Fridtjof / Kaila, Kari / Reed, William, lyricist(s)

  Rivers of Light
2.   Rivers of Light 00:06:33

Ešenvalds, Ēriks
Mother Teresa / Saint Francis of Assisi / Bible - New Testament / Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  A Drop in the Ocean
3.   A Drop in the Ocean 00:07:49

Ešenvalds, Ēriks
Bible - New Testament / Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Passion and Resurrection
4.   Part I 00:09:36
5.   Part II 00:05:11
6.   Part III 00:07:12
7.   Part IV 00:08:13

Total Playing Time: 00:58:38






Composer(s):
Ešenvalds, Ēriks

Lyricist(s):
Bible - New Testament; Bible - Old Testament; Hall, Charles Francis; Kaila, Kari; Mother Teresa; Nansen, Fridtjof; Reed, William; Saint Francis of Assisi; Savage, Candace; Traditional

Conductor(s):
Sperry, Ethan

Ensemble(s):
Portland State University String Ensemble

Choir(s):
Portland State University Chamber Choir

Artist(s):
Consenz, Hannah; Evans, Jeff; Fox, Emmalyn; Koenig, Kenan; Kolpin, Max; Lichte, Erick; Roberts, Sterling; Viswanathan, Shankar; Yakos, Rebecca

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.579008

Barcode: 747313900879

Physical Release: 08/2017

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