Hector Berlioz: Les Nuits d'Été, Op. 7; Norbert Palej: The Poet and the War; Rorate Coeli / Shannon Mercer, soprano

> Les nuits d'ete, Op. 7 - No. 1. Villanelle
> Les nuits d'ete, Op. 7 - No. 2. Le Spectre de la rose
> Les nuits d'ete, Op. 7 - No. 3. Sur les lagunes
> Les nuits d'ete, Op. 7 - No. 4. Absence
> Les nuits d'ete, Op. 7 - No. 5. Au cimetiere
> Les nuits d'ete, Op. 7 - No. 6. L'Ile inconnue
> The Poet and the War - No. 1. From Here …
> The Poet and the War - No. 2. Sparrows
> The Poet and the War - No. 3. Dark Lullaby
> The Poet and the War - No. 4. Hangmen's Ballad
> The Poet and the War - No. 5. White Magic
> Rorate Coeli - Rorate Coeli

Album Summary

>Berlioz, Hector : Les nuits d'été, Op. 7, song cycle
>Palej, Norbert : The Poet and the War, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Palej, Norbert : Rorate Coeli, for orchestra
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

American Record Guide, November/December 2013
It is the first of Palej's pieces that completely captivated me, both the piece itself and this performance of it. Shannon Mercer's silvery singing here is mesmerizing. She handles the extreme leaps of 'Sparrows' elegantly.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (04/01/2011).



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Works Details

>Berlioz, Hector : Les nuits d'été, Op. 7, song cycle
  • Performer: Shannon Mercer
  • Conductor: Eric Paetkau
  • Ensemble: Group of Twenty-Seven
  • Running Time: 28 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 09/1841

>Palej, Norbert : The Poet and the War, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performer: Shannon Mercer
  • Conductor: Eric Paetkau
  • Running Time: 18 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Palej, Norbert : Rorate Coeli, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Eric Paetkau
  • Running Time: 10 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary