Friday, November 01, 2013
Hear choral works by three contemporary English composers on this New Sounds program, all of which invite comparisons between spiritual and mystical realms and that of reality on Earth. Listen to Tarik O’Regan’s “The Ecstasies Above,” a setting of Edgar Allen Poe’s lyric poem Israfel (after the angel “whose heart-strings are a lute, and who has the sweetest voice of all God’s creatures”), painting quite the vision of heaven versus that of the lowly human condition. Also, O’Regan’s work is unusually scored; for full chorus, string quartet, and 8 vocal soloists [two separate SATB quartets.]
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Composer Tarik O'Regan blends his Irish and Arabic backgrounds to take us on a wandering musical journey through a piece of Medieval literature about St. Patrick. Get a free download.