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Muhly: Small Raine

Recorded October 2022 at Christ Church Cathedral

Part five of the 2022 Bridge of Dreams:

Another highlight from our live performances in October 2022, Nico Muhly's Small Raine combines a sacred text from the candlelight service of Compline with the sixteenth century secular text and melody 'Westron Wynde'. The piece with gentle calls of that melody, before gradually becoming more and more dense, both harmonically and rhythmically, building from a gentle rain into a full-on storm. Muhly seems to take us to the peaceful eye of the hurricane, and after an intimate cry for salvation, the rains almost subside into a prayer, through lush chords and chains of suspensions, until we're left with gentle closing utterances of 'salve'.


Sarah Jo Kirsch
Lucy Smith
Katherine Evans
Risa Takahashi
Oliver Dalton
Carman J. Price
Asitha Tennekoon
Jacob Gramit
Steve Maddock
Jaime Yoon



Audio Engineer: Don Harder
Director: Brandon Fletcher
Producer: Joanna Dundas
Cameras: Barry Ambrosio, Adam PW Smith
Editors: Brandon Fletcher, Joanna Dundas, and Mike Southworth

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