Deirdre Gribbin (b.1967): Island People, works for string quartet & voice / Patricia Rozario, soprano; Loré Lixenberg, mezzo-soprano

> Merrow Sang - Merrow Sang
> Island People - No. 1. The Given Note
> Island People - No. 2. Oracle
> Island People - No. 3. Gifts of Rain
> Island People - No. 4. Lovers on Aran
> Crossing the Sea - No. 1. Setting sail
> Crossing the Sea - No. 2. A song of perfect happiness
> Crossing the Sea - No. 3. Looking at the moon and thinking of one far away
> Crossing the Sea - No. 4. A song of dagger dancing
> Crossing the Sea - No. 5. On a rainy night to a friend in the north
> Crossing the Sea - No. 6. She sews a warrior's gown all night
> Crossing the Sea - No. 7. A song of Running-Horse River in farewell
> Crossing the Sea - No. 8. A night-mooring on the river
> Anahorish - Anahorish
> What the Whaleship Saw - What the Whaleship Saw

Album Summary

>Gribbin, Deirdre : Merrow Sang, for string quartet
>Gribbin, Deirdre : Island People, for soprano, trumpet & string quartet
>Gribbin, Deirdre : Crossing the Sea, for mezzo-soprano & string quartet
>Gribbin, Deirdre : Anahorish, for soprano, harp & string quartet
>Gribbin, Deirdre : What the Whaleship Saw, for string quartet
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This new release features Deirdre Gribbin's works for string quartet with voice. Born in Belfast, the composer's Catholic background, identification with Celtic folk tradition, fascination for myth, and love of remote landscapes have all influenced her music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music, Cork, Irel (03/31/2012-04/02/2012).



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Works Details

>Gribbin, Deirdre : Merrow Sang, for string quartet
  • Ensemble: RTE Vanbrugh Quartet
  • Notes: Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music, Cork, Ireland (03/31/2012-04/02/2012)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Gribbin, Deirdre : Island People, for soprano, trumpet & string quartet
  • Performers: Mark O'Keeffe (Trumpet); Patricia Rozario
  • Notes: Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music, Cork, Ireland (03/31/2012-04/02/2012)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Gribbin, Deirdre : Crossing the Sea, for mezzo-soprano & string quartet
  • Performer: Loré Lixenberg
  • Notes: Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music, Cork, Ireland (03/31/2012-04/02/2012)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Gribbin, Deirdre : Anahorish, for soprano, harp & string quartet
  • Performers: Clíona Doris (Harp); Patricia Rozario
  • Notes: Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music, Cork, Ireland (03/31/2012-04/02/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Gribbin, Deirdre : What the Whaleship Saw, for string quartet
  • Notes: Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music, Cork, Ireland (03/31/2012-04/02/2012)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary