Robert Kyr: The Cloud of Unknowing CD

Robert Kyr: The Cloud of Unknowing CD

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Music for choir and string orchestra by American composer Robert Kyr

Craig Hella Johnson leads Conspirare, soprano Estelí Gomez, baritone David Farwig, and the Victoria Bach Festival string orchestra in this first recording of three choral works by Robert Kyr. Exploring the relationship between human and divine love, his cantatas The Cloud of Unknowing (2013) and Songs of the Soul (2011) transfixed audiences and critics alike when Conspirare premiered them.

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  • Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson & Company of Voices and the Victoria Bach Festival String Orchestra
  • Harmonia Mundi 807577 – 76’48”
  • Release date: 8/26/2014
  • Recorded June 2013 at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center, Corpus Christi, TX
“A powerful new achievement in American music that vividly traces a journey from despair to transcendence.” — The Wall Street Journal, concert review

Fanfare Magazine interview with Robert Kyr, January 2014 (pdf)

“This music sounds both timeless and contemporary, and harks back to the florid style of J. S. Bach and earlier… an album of sublime music, superbly sung. — Tom Huizenga, npr.org
1. THE SINGER’S ODE (2012)

THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING (2013)

PART I: SONGS OF NIGHT

2. I. Unknowing

3. II. Fearing

4. III. Forgetting

5. IV. Longing

PART II. SONGS OF DAWN

6. I. Waiting

7. II. Thinking

8. III. Beseeching

9. IV. Piercing

10. V. Surrendering

11. VI. Enduring

SONGS OF THE SOUL (2011)

12. I. Descending: From the Abyss

13. II. Venturing: On a Dark Night

14. III. Hoping: Toward Dawn

15. IV. Transforming: Beloved into Lover

16. V. Arising: A Time for Song

17. VI. Uniting: Leaving My Cares

18. VII. Transcending: And Love Remains

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