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Benjamin C.S. Boyle & Robert Convery: Voyages


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At first, two settings of the same words may seem odd album mates. But, owing to the riches to be mined in Hart Crane’s Voyages, two settings of this masterpiece of early-20th-century poetry complement each other in myriad ways. These are two major works from two of the most creative artists writing for voice today. As conductor Donald Nally remarks in his program note, “We’ve found thousands of ways to sing ‘Lord have mercy.’ What are two ways of finding the music in, ‘the bottom of the sea is cruel?” Indeed, that line is set so distinctly, so chillingly, by each composer that their individual world-views, expressed in counterpoint, linger long after the music has ended. Robert Convery’s Voyages follows Crane’s words verbatim, capturing the structure, exploring each poem as a miniature life lived, and focused on the inherently musical meters of Crane’s dazzling vocabulary. Convery’s world is one in which subtle harmonic shifts open up forgotten emotional universes, and abrupt tempo changes instantaneously transform a serene moment to one of complex feelings and desperation. His focus on color would lead one to believe the work was written for The Crossing. For his Voyages, Cantata No. 2, Benjamin Boyle has created a cantata-like structure excerpting some of Crane’s most intimate and wrenching moments. With the addition of a string chamber orchestra, it feels as if Boyle has considered Crane’s words distilled and he has blown a kind new life into them.
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Item number INN028
Barcode 726708602826
Release date 8/23/2019
Category Choral
Label INNOVA
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
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