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Aetheria: Music of the Sky, Air & Atmosphere - songs by Eric Banks (b. 1969), and others composers / The Esoterics

Album Summary

>Sallinen, Aulis : The Beaufort Scale
>Banks, Eric : The Syrian Seasons, for chorus
>Mantyarvi, Jaakko : Nine Sunset Watercolours, for chorus
>Wadsworth, Zachary : To the Roaring Wind, for chorus
>Trumbore, Dale [Composer] : After the Storm Passes, for chorus
>Simon, Greg [Composer] : Pneuma, for chorus
>Conner, Stef : Lyft, for chorus
>Mechem, Kirke : Winging Wildly, for chorus
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Aetheria concludes The Esoterics' series of "choral ecologies." The music on Aetheria focuses on the sky, air, and atmosphere. Composers Aulis Sallinen, Erik Banks, Jaakko Mantyjarvi, Dale Trumbore, Greg Simon, Stef Conner, and Kirke Mechem are featured, as well as Polyphonos winner Zachary Wadsworth. The Esoterics, hailing from Seattle, are dedicated to performing a capella choral settings of philosophy, poetry, and spiritual writings from all over the globe.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Queen Anne Christian Church in Seattle (09/23/2014/09/28/2014).



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Works Details

>Sallinen, Aulis : The Beaufort Scale
  • Performers: Sari Breznau (Voice); Patricia Lahtinen (Voice); Ethan Roday (Voice); Campbell Thibo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Eric Banks
  • Ensemble: The Esoterics
  • Notes: Queen Anne Christian Church in Seattle (09/23/2014/09/28/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Banks, Eric : The Syrian Seasons, for chorus
  • Conductor: Eric Banks
  • Notes: Queen Anne Christian Church in Seattle (09/23/2014/09/28/2014)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009-2012

>Mantyarvi, Jaakko : Nine Sunset Watercolours, for chorus
  • Conductor: Eric Banks
  • Notes: Queen Anne Christian Church in Seattle (09/23/2014/09/28/2014)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010

>Wadsworth, Zachary : To the Roaring Wind, for chorus
  • Conductor: Eric Banks
  • Notes: Queen Anne Christian Church in Seattle (09/23/2014/09/28/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Trumbore, Dale [Composer] : After the Storm Passes, for chorus
  • Performers: David Akers (Voice); Maria Drury (Voice); Katie Krupin (Voice); Kathea Yarnell (Voice)
  • Conductor: Eric Banks
  • Notes: Queen Anne Christian Church in Seattle (09/23/2014/09/28/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2014

>Simon, Greg [Composer] : Pneuma, for chorus
  • Performer: Erica Atnip (Voice)
  • Conductor: Eric Banks
  • Notes: Queen Anne Christian Church in Seattle (09/23/2014/09/28/2014)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2014

>Conner, Stef : Lyft, for chorus
  • Performer: Betsy Giri (Voice)
  • Conductor: Eric Banks
  • Notes: Queen Anne Christian Church in Seattle (09/23/2014/09/28/2014)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2014

>Mechem, Kirke : Winging Wildly, for chorus
  • Conductor: Eric Banks
  • Notes: Queen Anne Christian Church in Seattle (09/23/2014/09/28/2014)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1998