Live premiere of "Stars" by Ēriks Ešenvalds: Salt Lake Vocal Artists – YouTube

The Salt Lake Vocal Artists perform the premiere of "Stars" by Ēriks Ešenvalds live in concert on July 26, 2011 in Libby Gardner concert hall, under the direction of Dr. Brady Allred. This was the Vocal Artists Bon Voyage concert prior to their Argentine tour and performance at the 9th International World Choral Symposium. "Stars" was commissioned by and dedicated to the Salt Lake Vocal Artists and Brady Allred.

This piece calls for tuned glasses and specifically tuned Tibetan Singing bowls. In this video, the choir is using crystal singing bowls graciously provided by Crystal tones.

Video and Text Source: Stars – Salt Lake Vocal Artists – YouTube  Published on Nov 11, 2012 by SLVocalArtists


Text adapted from the poem ‘Stars’ by Sara Teasdale (1920)

Alone in the night
On a dark hill
With pines around me
Spicy and still,

And a heaven full of stars
Over my head
White and topaz
And misty red;

Myriads with beating
Hearts of fire
That aeons
Cannot vex or tire;

Up the dome of heaven
Like a great hill,
I watch them marching
Stately and still,

And I know that I
Am honored to be
Of so much majesty.

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