Peter Anthony Togni: Sea Dreams
Label: Leaf Music
MacDonald, Sarah; Olson, Tova; Partridge, Katie; Shantz, Timothy; Luminous Voices; Munar, Oliver; Reilly, Jeff; Hahn-Scinocco, Sara; Cheng, Victor
Luminous Voices - a professional chamber choir based in Calgary Alberta, presents their third full-length album under the artistic direction of Timothy Shantz. Recorded at the Bell Concert Hall at Mount Royal University, Sea Dreams was composed by Peter-Anthony Togni and features guest artists: Jeff Reilly, bass clarinet/ Katie Partridge, soprano / Oliver Munar, tenor / Sarah Hahn-Scinocco & Sarah MacDonald, flute. Sea Dreams reflects the relationship between the ocean and the sea as a life metaphor, with its implicit suggestion of journeying, inward emotions and ever uncertainties. A continuation of Togni’s recent works, in which choral writing is blended seamlessly with unusual accompanying instrumental support. The framing movements of the work draw on texts from T.S. Elliot’s Four Quartets, with the middle movement employing the words of the Marian hymn “Alma Redemptoris Mater”.