The Riot Ensemble and Aaron Holloway Nahum have released a new recording of Harvey’s Song Offerings for voice and chamber ensemble of eight players, with soprano Sara Dacey.
Premiered in 1985, Song Offerings remains one of Harvey’s most celebrated works. Paul Griffiths, writing in the New York Times, described it as ‘an extended instant of joy, a marriage of sensuousness and calm.’ An intimate cycle of four ecstatic Tagore poems, this 17-minute work abounds in exotic colours, torrents of gleaming effects and masterful word setting.
See the Riot Ensemble website for more details.