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Barry meets Beethoven - New Songs by Gerald Barry (b. 1952) / Stephen Richardson, bass; Crash Ensemble; Chamber Choir Ireland, Paul Hillier

Album Summary

>Barry, Gerald : Beethoven, for bass & chamber orchestra
>Barry, Gerald : Oh Lord, how vain, for chorus
>Barry, Gerald : The Coming of Winter, for chorus
>Barry, Gerald : First Sorrow, string quartet no 4
>Barry, Gerald : Long Time, for chorus
>Barry, Gerald : Schott & Sons, Mainz, for bass & chrous
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Notes & Reviews:

Ireland's leading vocal ensemble Chamber Choir Ireland releases an album of works by Irish composer Gerald Barry, featuring premieres of two major works that dramatize key episodes in the life of Beethoven. Chamber Choir Ireland has earned a reputation for its innovative programming and committed singing style, especially in the field of contemporary choral music. Also performing on the album, Crash Ensemble is Ireland's leading new music ensemble, a group of world-class musicians who play the most adventurous, ground-breaking music of today.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: All Hallows College Chapel, Drumcondra, Dublin (03/2013); All Hallows College Chapel, Drumcondra, Dublin (06/2012).



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Works Details

>Barry, Gerald : Beethoven, for bass & chamber orchestra
  • Performers: Bernie Balfe (Clarinet); Andrew Crowley (Trumpet); Lisa Dowdall (Viola); Susan Doyle (Flute); Kate Ellis (Cello); John Godfrey (Piano); Ates Kirkan (Bassoon); Jacqueline McCarthy (French Horn); Larissa O'Grady (Violin); Roddy O'Keeffe (Trombone); Deirdre O'Leary; Stephen Richardson; Malachy Robinson (Double Bass); Cliodhna Ryan (Violin)
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Crash Ensemble
  • Running Time: 16 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Barry, Gerald : Oh Lord, how vain, for chorus
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Barry, Gerald : The Coming of Winter, for chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997

>Barry, Gerald : First Sorrow, string quartet no 4
  • Performers: Lisa Dowdall (Viola); Kate Ellis (Cello); Joanne Quigley (Violin); Cliodhna Ryan (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Crash Ensemble
  • Running Time: 13 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006-2007

>Barry, Gerald : Long Time, for chorus
  • Running Time: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Barry, Gerald : Schott & Sons, Mainz, for bass & chrous
  • Performer: Stephen Richardson
  • Running Time: 25 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009