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Music for long, dark nights

Extra Eclectic - Dec. 14, 2022

The winter solstice is almost here — but for one more week, the days are still getting shorter. So as we experience the longest nights of winter together, Extra Eclectic host Steve Seel shares a program on themes of darkness and light. Galina Grigorjeva's Prayer, Jesper Koch's Winter Variation and Peteris Vasks' Violin Concerto Distant Light are among the selections.


O Splendidissima Gemma
Stef Conner (Composer)
Hilary Campbell (Conductor)
This Day: Celebrating A Century Of British Women's Right To Vote (Album)
Blossom Street (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:21

Songs of Ascension: Winter Variation
Meredith Monk (composer)
Songs Of Ascension (Album)
Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 1:52

 Choirbook: An epidemic of darkness
Jesper Koch (composer)
Flemming Windekilde (Conductor)
Jesper Koch: Choirbook (Album)
Danish National Vocal Ensemble (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 8:27

Wooden Bodies
Tebogo Monnakgotla (composer)
Wooden Bodies (Album)
Malva String Quartet (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 7:50

Molitva (Prayer)
Galina Grigorjeva (composer)
Mikk Uleoja (Conductor)
Timeless Light (Album)
Estonian National Male Choir (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Allar Kaasik, Cello (Soloist)
Duration: 13:32

Air to Breath
Daniel Bjarnason (composer)
Epicycle Ii (Album)
Gyda Valtysdottir, Cello (Soloist)
Duration: 4:39

her eastern light amid a cavernous dusk
Jeffrey Mumford (Composer)
Jeffrey Mumford: The Focus Of Blue Light (Album)
Aspen Wind Quintet (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 8:21

Violin Concerto "Distant Light"
Peteris Vasks (composer)
Hugo Ticciati (Conductor)
White Light: The Space Between (Album)
O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Hugo Ticciati, Violin (Soloist)
Duration: 33:44

You are Light and Morning: Paesaggio VIII
Tonu Korvits (composer)
Risto Joost (Conductor)
Kõrvits: You Are Light And Morning (Album)
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 7:05


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