Poster Stars are visible through the silhouettes of tree canopies
The Milky Way is visible in the night sky at Fort Ridgely State Park near Fairfax, Minnesota.
Ben Hovland
Extra Eclectic

A winter's solstice

Extra Eclectic - Dec. 21, 2022

Steve Seel presents his annual winter solstice program, with modern classical sounds for the longest night of the year, chosen especially to compliment the chilly, starry nights of the season. From Ola Gjeilo's setting of O Magnum Mysterium to John Luther Adams' Dream in White on White and violinist Gaelynn Lea's setting of O Come O Come Emmanuel, it's music that explores stillness and contemplation.


In Winter's House
Joanna Marsh (Composer)
Julian Azkoul (Conductor)
United Strings of Europe (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:33

Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium)
Ola Gjeilo (Composer)
Ola Gjeilo (Album)
Tenebrae (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Matthew Sharp, cello (Soloist)
Duration: 5:05

Dream in White on White
John Luther Adams (Composer)
Joann Falletta (Conductor)
The Apollo Quartet and Strings (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Barbara Chapman, harp (Soloist)
Duration: 16:22

Love Abounds in Everything
Lys (Album)
American Contemporary Music Ensemble (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Mari Samuelsen, violin (Soloist)
Duration: 4:23

Everything Passes, Everything is Connected
Donald Nally (Conductor)
Carols After A Plague (Album)
The Crossing (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 3:29

Continents of City and Love
Michael Byron (Composer)
Byron: Awakening At The Inn Of The Birds (Album)
Gyda Valtysdottir, Cello (Soloist)
Duration: 16:36

Wandering I
Eydis Evensen(Composer)
Bylur (Album)
Eydis Evensen, piano (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:38

Sleep: Path 19
Max Richter (Composer)
Max Richter: From Sleep (Album)
American Contemporary Music Ensemble (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Max Richter, electronics (Soloist)
Duration: 7:50

O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Traditional (Composer)
Deepest Darkness, Brightest Dawn (Album)
Gaelynn Lea, violin/looping pedal (Soloist)
Duration: 3:58

Sielunmaisema: Winter
Karolis Variakojis (Composer)
Offer, Zibuokle Martinaityte: Ex Tenebris Lux (Album)
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Rokas Vaitkevicius, cello (Soloist)
Duration: 8:54

Windbells (Album)
Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Ashildur Haraldsdottir, flute (Soloist)
Duration: 10:30

Spiegel im Spiegel (Mirror in the Mirror)
Arvo Pärt (Composer)
Time Loops (Album)
Maya Beiser, cello (Soloist)
Duration: 9:37

Shining Still
Donald Nally (Composer)
Carols After A Plague (Album)
The Crossing (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 6:18


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