Perpetual Twilight (CD)

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Choral Scholars of University College Dublin, Desmond Earley

The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin and Artistic Director Desmond Earley follow up their debut release with a programme of new choral music inspired by the evocative imagery of the natural world in traditional Irish and Scottish folksong and poetry. The disc includes a number of world-premiere recordings of new works and arrangements commissioned by the choir. The choir’s first release Invisible Stars was praised by critics and reviewers:

“The choir’s singing is crystal clear” The Lady

“Blending ‘folk’ voices with choral precision and tight harmony isn’t easy, but Desmond Earley has a passionate stake in both and doesn’t put a foot wrong” Choir and Organ

The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin, under the artistic direction of Desmond Earley, is Ireland’s leading collegiate choral ensemble. With a large repertoire ranging from art to popular music, and stretching from the medieval to the contemporary in style, this choir gives many concerts throughout the academic year, both in Ireland and abroad.

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  1. Dúlamán Trad. Irish, arr. Desmond
  2. My Love is like a Red, Red Rose Trad. Scottish/Burns, arr. Esenvalds
  3. Body of the Moon Desmond Earley
  4. At that hour when all things have reposeTimothy Stevens
  5. The Maid of Culmore Trad. Irish, arr. Kevin Whyms
  6. A Star Natasa Paulberg
  7. Elegy Bill Whelan
  8. Danny Boy Trad. Irish, arr. Desmond Earley
  9. Oxen of the Sun Eoghan Desmond
  10. Bó na Leathadhairce Trad. Irish, arr. Desmond Earley
  11. Aimhirgín Ivo Antognini
  12. Wild Mountain Thyme Eoin Conway
  13. Strings in the Earth and Air Colin Mawby