The Blue of the Night with Bernard Clarke

The Blue of the Night with Bernard Clarke

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Blue of the Night Monday 26 October 2020

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: When The Night Comes Falling

Composer: McGowan, Carol Anne

Performer(s): Carol Anne Mcgown (Vocals/Instruments)

Album: Àrtist Private Collection

Duration: 3:27


Title: Erbarme Dich, Mein Gott Bwv 244

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Anne Sofie Von Otter (Mezzo-Soprano), Concerto Copenhagen

Album: Anne Sofie von Otter - Bach / Archiv Produktion / 00289 477 7467

Duration: 6:16


Title: Mollai Na Gcruach Ni Chuilleanain

Composer: Trad/Solas

Performer(s): Solas, Mairead Phelan(Vcls),Seamus Egan(Fl,Banjo,Gtr,Whist)Winnie Horan(Fdl) Mick Mcauley(Accord/Vcls), Eamon Mcelholmn

Album: For Love and Laughter / Compass Records / 744902

Duration: 4:08


Title: Pretty Polly

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Otis Taylor

Album: When Negroes Walked the Earth / Shoelace Records/Music / OT333

Duration: 2:53


Title: Fantasia Que Contrahaze La Harpa En La Manera De Ludovico

Composer: Mudarra, Alfonso

Performer(s): Rolf Lislevand (Archlute, Baroque Gtr, Theorboe)

Album: Diminuito / ECM / ECM 2088

Duration: 5:14


Title: Soukora

Composer: Toure, Ali Farka

Performer(s): Ali Farke Toure (Vox, Guitar), Ry Cooder (Guitar); Hamma Sankare (Calabash); Oumar Toure (Congas)

Album: Talking Timbuktu (Recordno: WCD 040) / World Circuit / WCD 040

Duration: 6:05


Title: Danza Esotica (1891)

Composer: Mascagni, Pietro

Performer(s): Filharmonica 900

Album: Mascagni in Concert / Chandos / CHAN 10789

Duration: 8:07


Title: Jesse James

Composer: Traditional arr Mountain Ramblers

Performer(s): Mountain Ramblers

Album: Sounds Of The South / Atlantic / 82496-2

Duration: 2:20


Title: Sedna

Composer: Clausen, Casper/ Brauer, Mads/ Molgaard, Rune

Performer(s): Michelle O'Rourke (Vocals), Benedict Schlepper-Connolly (Violin), Garrett Sholdice (Piano), There Is An Island

Album: Recorded live for BOTN 211116 / RTE

Duration: 3:00


Title: Sidi Yela

Composer: Konte, Lamine

Performer(s): Takada, Midori

Album: Senegal - Songs Of The Griots / JVC / JVC VICG-5008-2

Duration: 9:02


Title: Ricercar Bwv 1079

Composer: bach J.S.

Performer(s): Fretwork

Album: Alio Modo / Harmonia Mundi / HMX 2908742

Duration: 6:52


Title: Bassoon Concerto, For Bassoon, Strings & Continuo In F Major, Rv 489 - Movement 2 - Largo

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Schenkman, Byron (Harpsichord/Artistic Director), Seattle Baroque

Album: Vivaldi: Bassoon Concertos / Centaur / 2538

Duration: 3:40


Title: La Favorite, Chaconne A Deux Tems

Composer: Couperin, Francois

Performer(s): Yonit Kosovske (Harpsichord)

Album: La Gracieuse / el ojo soy / UPC8500712704

Duration: 4:33


Title: I'D Know You Anywhere

Composer: Muldoon, Paul/ Tobin, Christine

Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals), Phil Robson (Guitars), Liam Noble (Piano), Dave Whitford (Bass), Simon Lea (Drums),

Album: Pelt / Trail Belle Records 2016 / TBR04

Duration: 4:54


Title: Wreck

Composer: Stanley, Jake

Performer(s): Jake Stanley And Susanna Goodright

Album: Fix Up Yer Courage, Fasten Yer Smile / Bandcamp / No Number

Duration: 4:22


Title: Color And Light

Composer: Sondheim, Stephen/ Muhly, Nico

Performer(s): Anthony De Mare (Piano)

Album: Liaisons Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano / ECM New Series / 2470-72 481 1780

Duration: 5:36


Title: Box Of Clouds

Composer: Detor, Krista

Performer(s): Krista Detor Featuring Moira Smiley

Album: Barely / Tightrope / 255 114

Duration: 3:52


Title: Go Crystal Tears

Composer: Dowland, John

Performer(s): Stephen Stubbs (Lute), John Surman (Soprano Sax / Bass Clarinet), Maya Homburger (Baroque Violin), Barry Guy (B)

Album: In Darkness Let me Dwell / ECM / ECM 1697

Duration: 7:58


Title: Ma Belle Dame Souveraine

Composer: Field, Ambrose

Performer(s): Music Based On Works By Guillaume Dufay

Album: Ambrose Field/ John Potter: Being Dufay / ECM / 476 6948

Duration: 5:29


Title: Kindred Spirit

Composer: Buckley, Hugh arr Trench, Fiachra

Performer(s): Una Ni Chanainn, Ailbhe Mcdonagh, Adrian Mantu, Katie Tertell, Cello Ireland And Hugh Buckley Jazz Quartet

Album: Recorded live for Vespertine March 2017 / RTE

Duration: 5:26


Title: Infra 4

Composer: Richter, Max

Performer(s): Max Richter

Album: Max Richter ‎– Infra / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 7006

Duration: 2:46


Title: La Passion De Jesus Crist

Composer: trad gascon

Performer(s): Vox Bigerri

Album: Cap Aus Sorelhs / Le fil / U6HIBKE

Duration: 9:26


Title: God Moves On The Water

Composer: blind Willie Johnson

Performer(s): Blind Willie Johnson

Album: The Complete Blind Willie Johnson / Columbia / C2K 52835

Duration: 3:02


Title: Sue's Hornpipe And Last Train

Composer: Dunlea

Performer(s): Cormac Breathnach (Whistles), Martin Dunlea (Gtr)

Album: Music for Guitar and Whistle / Dioscai Mandala

Duration: 3:59


Title: Familiar

Composer: Frahm, Nils

Performer(s): Nils Frahm (Piano, All Instruments)

Album: Felt / Secretly Canadian

Duration: 3:29


Title: Violin Sonata No.2 La Cesta

Composer: Pandolfi, Paolo

Performer(s): Andrew Manze (Violin+), Richard Egarr (Harpsichord)

Album: Pandolfi: Complete Violin Sonatas / Harmonia Mundi / 907241

Duration: 7:17


Title: Calls, Cries And Clamours

Composer: Pook, Jocelyn

Performer(s): Melanie Pappenheim (Vocal)

Album: Untold Things / Real World / CDR W93 7243 8 50781 2 5

Duration: 3:39


Title: Song For A Friend

Composer: Towner

Performer(s): Ralph Towner(12 Str Gtr/Gtr), Gary Burton (Vibraharp)

Album: Matchbook (Recordno: ECM1056) / ECM / ECM1056

Duration: 5:10


Title: Four Songs Of Love - Ii: Until The Daybreak

Composer: Sandstrom, Sven-David

Performer(s): Sofia Vokalensemble

Album: Forvarskvall - One Early Spring Evening / Convivium Records / CR017

Duration: 2:32


Title: Choral Pour Orgue - Nun Komm Der Heiden Heiland

Composer: Bach, J S

Performer(s): Maria Mosconi (Alto), Arnaud Thorette (Violin), Antoine Pierlot (Cello), Johan Farjot (Piano)

Album: Bach Transcriptions - Ensemble Contraste (Recordno: LDV 04) / la dolce vita / LDV 04

Duration: 4:21



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