LIT Music Awards Gold Winner - www.douglasknehans.com

2022

Cloud Ossuary

Entrant Company

www.douglasknehans.com

Category

LIT Music - Best Lyric Writing Music

Client's Name

Douglas Knehans

Country / Region:

United States

Pairing two new works for orchestra with soloist is Knehans’ newest disc Cloud Ossuary.

Recorded with tremendous fidelity and color the disc includes Knehans’ Mist Waves for solo violin and strings performed in this recording by the brilliant Czech violinist Pavel Wallinger. Wallinger’s keening lines sit wonderfully against the withheld backdrop of the Brno Philharmonic strings.

The second work on the disc, Knehans’ Cloud Ossuary is set in three related movements in a fast-slow-slow arrangement. These culminate in an extended setting for soprano and orchestra—utilizing only English horn, trumpet, two percussionists, harp and strings—of Knehans’ daughter’s poem Bones and All. Katarina Knehans, a professional writer, has already collaborated with a number of other composers and her sensitivity to vocal setting is very clear here. Her words give intensity, image, substance and philosophical depth to the work. With an extended soprano solo delivered with intense passion by rising star Judith Weusten, the work culminates in a luminous and darkly reflective mood.

The performances by the orchestra, conductor Mikel Toms and most importantly the fine soloists on this disc make it a significant and emotional statement by Knehans and his collaborators.

Credits

Violin Soloist
Pavel Wallinger
Soprano Soloist
Judith Weusten
Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor
Mikel Toms
Text/Lyricist
Katarina Knehans
Composer
Douglas Knehans
Recording and Editing Engineer
Jaroslav Zouhar
Mixing/Mastering Engineer
Silas Brown
Producer
Douglas Knehans
Art and Design
Josephine McLachlan
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