The Blue of the Night with Bernard Clarke

The Blue of the Night with Bernard Clarke

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Blue of the Night Thursday 31 May 2018

Composer Lab 2019 on Blue of the Night

Composer Lab is presented by CMC, in partnership with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and RTÉ lyric fm.

Now in its fourth year, the initiative is aimed at composers who wish to write for symphony orchestra and focuses on providing these composers with a creative and open environment to deepen their experience in writing for symphonic forces, under the mentorship of composer David Fennessy.

The programme also includes discussions regarding the process of the project with the mentor composer, David Fennessy and this year's participating composers Peter Fahey, Kerry Hagan, Daniel McDermott and Sam Perkin.

The Blue of the Night with Bernard Clarke

The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes - bringing you through centuries, genres and soundscapes.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Suite In E Minor, No7

Composer: Froberger, Johann Jacob

Performer(s): Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)

Album: Weckman - Froberger: Toccatas & Suites / Sony Classical / SK62732

Duration: 10:13


Title: Vals De Los Días

Composer: Saluzzi, Dino

Performer(s): Anja Lechner (Cello ), Felix Saluzzi ( Tenor Sax) , The Metropole Orchestra

Album: El Encuentro / ECM / ECM 2155 476 3834

Duration: 15:29


Title: Ballade In F Sharp Minor Op. 19

Complete Work Name: Ballade In F Sharp Minor Op. 19

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)

Album: Faure: Piano Music complete - Jean-Philippe Collard - Disk 2 / Brilliant Classics / 93007

Duration: 14:39


Title: Leo Needs A New Pair Of Shoes

Composer: Frost, Ben

Performer(s): Ben Frost (Piano/ Electronics)

Album: By the Throat / Bedroom Community / HVALUR6

Duration: 7:04


Title: Symphony No.81 In G Major: Iv- Finale: Allegro, Ma Non Troppo

Composer: Haydn, Franz Joseph

Performer(s): Accademia Bizantina

Album: Accademia Bizantina/ Haydn Symphonies 78-81 / Decca / 4788837

Duration: 6:53


Title: Such A Challenge

Composer: Van Schothorst, Anne

Performer(s): Anne Van Schothorst (Harp), Arthur Bont (Percussion)

Album: then it became clear / H&S Music

Duration: 3:36


Title: Suite No.2 In B Minor (1st Movement) Overture

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Academy Of Ancient Music Berlin

Album: J.S. Bach - Orchestral Suites (2-CD) / Harmonia Mundi / HMG 501578.79

Duration: 11:44


Title: Rondo Capriccioso Op14

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)

Album: Mendelssohn Piano Concertos (Recordno: 468600-2) / Decca / 468600-2

Duration: 6:01


Title: Yesterdays

Composer: Kern/Harbach

Performer(s): Louis Stewart (Guitar), Stephen Keogh (Drums), Mark Hodgson (Bass)

Album: Gift / Ashebrowne Productions

Duration: 8:23


Title: The Forester I,Ii & Iii

Composer: Wallumrod, Susanna K.

Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals & Piano), Ensemble Neon

Album: Susanna and Ensemble neoN; The Forester / Sonata / Sonata CD 08

Duration: 15:38


Title: Romance Fromthe Pearl Fishers

Composer: Bizet, George

Performer(s): Mattthew Barley (Cello)

Album: The Silver Swan - Matthew Barley / Black Box / BBM1068

Duration: 3:52


Title: Vade In Mot Land

Composer: Ulvik, Liv

Performer(s): Kristoffer Kompen (Trombone), Ida Aubert Bang (Harp), Kristine Solberg (Cello), Terje Engen (Percussion )

Album: Inn Vade / Atterklang / Aklang318

Duration: 3:12


Title: Dounia

Composer: Traore

Performer(s): Rokia Traore (Vocal)

Album: Tchamantché (Recordno: 7559-79934-5) / Nonesuch / 7559-79934-5

Duration: 6:20


Title: Svete Tikhyi (O Serene Light)

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Atlanta Symphony Chorus

Album: A Cappella - Robert Shaw Festival Singers / Atlanta Symphony Chorus / Shaw / Telarc / CD-80656

Duration: 4:18


Title: The Half-Finished Heaven

Composer: Langeland / Transtromer

Performer(s): Lars Anders Tomter (Viola), Trygve Seim (Tenor Sax), Markku Ounaskari (Percussion)

Album: The half-finished heaven / ECM Records / ECM 2377 377 7155

Duration: 6:52


Title: I Praise You Sweet Smelling Cypress

Composer: Micus, Stephan

Performer(s): Stephan Micus (Voices, All Instruments)

Album: Panagia / ECM / ECM 2308 371 6395

Duration: 9:07


Title: Farewell Angelina

Composer: Dylan

Performer(s): Aoife Doyle (Vocals), Johnny Taylor (Piano), Andrew Csibi (Bass), Dominic Mullan (Drums)

Album: This Time the Dreams on Me / Artist Release 2013 / 689232119102

Duration: 7:12



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