Two of New York’s rising stars in a programme of extreme contrasts

Spiral Mass | Soldier Songs

Nico Muhly, David T. Little

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Spiral Mass | Soldier Songs combines two of the most exciting young composers in the New York scene, Nico Muhly and David T. Little, in a programme of extreme contrasts. Organist James McVinnie is joined by the Netherlands Chamber Choir to perform two of Muhly’s heavenly masses: the Bright Mass with Canons and the world premiere of his new Spiral Mass. From heaven we drop straight into the hell of war in David T. Little’s Soldier Songs. This concert performance with baritone Christopher Burchett and the Newspeak ensemble is enhanced by new video projections by Bill Morrison. With its raw, eclectic music Soldier Songs explores the devastating impact war has on our soldiers, their families and society at large.
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‘Composer David T. Little explores the psychic and physical devastation of war in his shattering song cycle.’

Time Out New York about Soldier Songs


Nico Muhly, David T. Little
Todd Reynolds (Soldier Songs)
performed by
James McVinnie, organ
Nederlands Kamerkoor
Patti Kilroy, violin
Brian Snow, cello
Kelli Kathman, flute
Eileen Mack, clarinet
James Johnston, piano
Peter Wise, percussion
Owen Weaver, percussion
Christopher Burchett, baritone
video (Soldier Songs)
Bill Morrison
Beth Morrison Projects (Soldier Songs)
video Bill Morrison
commissioned by Holland Festival, Beth Morrison Projects with support from NYSCA (New York State Council for the Arts)
Beth Morrison, creative producer
Brad Peterson, video engineer
Garth MacAleavey, sound engineer
Christopher Kuhl, technical director
Alyssa K. Howard, stage manager
commission Spiral Mass
Holland Festival, BBC R3

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