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Paul Carr
THREE MOTETS for mixed voice choir
Goodmusic GM128

Catalogue Number: GM128

ISMN: 9790222289246

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Three beautiful, very moving pieces for unaccompanied mixed voice choir: "Holding the Stars", "Now Comes Beauty" and "The Cloths of Heaven". These are also available separately - see GM053, GM052 and GM074.

Holding the Stars
The words by Paul Carr are a simple reverie to the solitude of thoughts and feelings that we all feel from time to time. Lost in the beauty of a summer's night - in contemplation of oneself and the world. Duration 5½ minutes

Now Comes Beauty
This was originally composed in the Summer of 2009 as a song for solo voice and piano. At the suggestion of my brother Gavin, I then made this arrangement for unaccompanied mixed voice choir and also an instrumental version for string orchestra. Written at a time of great change in my life, it is essentially a song about reluctantly saying farewell to an idyllic, though sometime solitary life on the beautiful island of Mallorca, where I lived from 2004 to 2009 - the ending of a long relationship and the need to move on in a new direction. Death and re-birth if you like; painfully lost, but accepting and open at the same time. Paul Carr Words by Paul Carr. Duration 5 minutes

The Cloths of Heaven
A new, very moving, beautiful setting for unaccompanied mixed voice choir of W. B. Yeats' poem "He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven". Although much of the piece is in four parts, all of the voice parts divide at some stage, the sopranos and altos each into 3 parts at one point, where it is necessary for some delicious chordal effects. Duration 5½ minutes

CD Recordings on Stone Records: "Holding the Stars" and "Now Comes Beauty" along with other choral music by Paul Carr is available on 5060192780048. "The Cloths of Heaven" appears on a second CD of Paul's choral music - 5060192780376.

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