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August 22, 2012 3:03 PM   Subscribe

Three Nightsongs is a lovely choral work by Joshua Shank that puts three writings by the child-poet Hilda Conkling to music: Evening, Moon Song, and Water.
posted by Rory Marinich (3 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Another by Shank: winter, based on several short poems of E. E. Cummings.

If Shank's web site wasn't so shitty I would link directly to the information pages about this song, but Flash is a motherfucker.
posted by Rory Marinich at 3:03 PM on August 22, 2012


He's a terrific young composer and one of the composers in residence with The Singers - Minnesota Choral Artists.
posted by Area Man at 3:20 PM on August 22, 2012


This is simply gorgeous. The piano was recorded a little ""hot" for the voices but that's OK. It's nice to hear some actual vocal harmony and melody again. This sounds tough to sing too, with all those close voicings and clusters. Well done. a beautiful refreshing post.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 10:30 AM on August 23, 2012


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