Tarik O'Regan: Threshold of Night

Tarik O'Regan: Threshold of Night

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Threshold of Night presents the Austin-based choral group Conspirare in a program of premiere recordings of new works for voices and strings by the award-winning young British composer Tarik O’Regan. Written since O'Regan's move to New York, these pieces – setting texts by British and North and South American writers – explore the ecstasies of heaven and the

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Threshold of Night presents the Austin-based choral group Conspirare in a program of premiere recordings of new works for voices and strings by the award-winning young British composer Tarik O’Regan. Written since O'Regan's move to New York, these pieces – setting texts by British and North and South American writers – explore the ecstasies of heaven and the challenges of life on Earth. O'Regan's is a music of polarities, sometimes contained with a single piece. The works here range from the dense and propulsive to the airy and meditative. The title work, “Threshold of Night” (setting one of Kathleen Raine’s "Three Poems of Incarnation"), earned O'Regan the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters Award in the Liturgical category. Written for Advent and completed on the eve of the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, its blues-inflected harmonies echo that community's need for guidance in the wake of disaster. Educated at Oxford and Cambridge universities, O'Regan divides his time between Harvard Trinity College, Cambridge, where he is Fellow Commoner in the Creative Arts, and New York. From the Label

Editorial Reviews

Newark Star-Ledger - Bradley Bambarger
O'Regan's settings of poems by the likes of Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poe and Pablo Neruda don't sound like anything else -- they are the sound of surprise, of music as magic.... The recording is an audiophile experience.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2008
Label:
Harmonia Mundi Fr.
UPC:
0093046749064
catalogNumber:
807490
Rank:
312338

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Tracks

  1. Had I Not Seen the Sun, for chorus  - Tarik O'Regan  - Emily Dickinson  - Robina G. Young  -  Conspirare  -  Conspirare  - Craig Hella Johnson  - Melissa Givens  - Jonathan Subia
  2. The Ecstasies Above, for chorus & string quartet  - Tarik O'Regan  - Stephane Mallarmé  - Edgar Allan Poe  - Robina G. Young  -  Conspirare  -  Conspirare  - Craig Hella Johnson  -  Company of Strings
  3. Threshold of Night, for chorus  - Tarik O'Regan  - Robina G. Young  - Kathleen Raine  - Kathlene Ritch  -  Conspirare  -  Conspirare  - Craig Hella Johnson  - Carr Hornbuckle  - Nina Revering  - Tracy Shirk
  4. Tal vez tenemos tiempo, for chorus  - Tarik O'Regan  - Pablo Neruda  - Robina G. Young  - Alastair Reid  -  Conspirare  -  Conspirare  - Craig Hella Johnson
  5. Care Charminge Sleepe, for double chorus & optional organ  - Tarik O'Regan  - John Gould Fletcher  - Robina G. Young  -  Conspirare  -  Conspirare  - Craig Hella Johnson  -  Company of Strings  - Nina Revering
  6. Triptych, for chorus & string quartet  - Tarik O'Regan  - William Blake  - Thomas Hardy  - John Milton  - Robina G. Young  - William Wordsworth  -  Conspirare  -  Conspirare  - Craig Hella Johnson  - A.J. Arberry  - William Penn  - Muhammad Rajab Al-Bayoumi  -  Company of Strings  - Roland B. Gittelsohn  - Nina Revering  - Edward T. West
  7. I Had No Time to Hate, for chorus  - Tarik O'Regan  - Emily Dickinson  - Robina G. Young  -  Conspirare  -  Conspirare  - Craig Hella Johnson  - Melissa Givens  - Jonathan Subia

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