Threshold of the Night by : Tarik O'Regan
Threshold of Night (a setting one of Kathleen Raine's Three Poems of Incarnation) was commissioned by St John's College; Cambridge and was premièred under the direction of David Hill in the College chapel on 25th November 2006. Written for Advent; the work aims to highlight the yearning that all societies have; in their time of need; for guidance from beyond their community. By coincidence; however; this composition was completed on the eve of 29th August 2006; one year after Hurricane Katrina; one of the deadliest in the history of the United States; made landfall in Louisiana. Looking at Raine's words in this context ('Go back; my child; to the rain and storm'; 'I will not go back for sorrow or pain'); the poem can be seen to echo the conflicted and anguished thoughts of displaced New Orleanians. The original Advent sense ofdesired guidance takes on a specific; if unintentional; significance with regards to the tragic outcome of that hurricane; this is emphasized by the bluesinflectedharmonies found throughout Threshold of Night.
| Format ||SATB|
| Length x Width x Height||10.7 x 7 x 0.077 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.11 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL14023823|
| 1st Publication Date||09/2006|
Title: Threshold Of Night
Lyricist: O'Regan ; Rain
Writer: O'Regan ; Rain
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