Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson, Company of Voices - Tarik O'Regan: Threshold of Night (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:31 | 253 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMU 807490
London-born composer Tarik O'Regan was only 30 when the second CD devoted to his choral music, Threshold of Night: Music for Voices and Strings, was released. The works collected here show him to have an assured, individual voice; consummate technique as a choral composer; and an ability to create complex music that's not "difficult," that has an immediately sensual appeal. O'Regan's harmonic language is rooted in tonality, but it is richly saturated with chromaticism. He uses dissonance in the old-fashioned way, creating tension that finds satisfying, if unconventional, resolution.