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The Crossing on WRTI: Jeff Quartets, 15 Works for 4 Voices, August 28th at 4 PM

Jeffrey Dinsmore

Join us this Sunday, August 28th from 4 to 6 pm to hear The Crossing perform Jeff Quartets: a concert-length set of 15 new works for four voices. Recorded in a session on the eve of their world-premiere concert performance, these poignant new works were commissioned to honor the legacy of The Crossing’s co-founder, Jeffrey Dinsmore, who died tragically at the age of 42 in April, 2014.

Unlike many of the works that The Crossing sings, with divisi ranging from eight to 24 voices, the quartets are for four parts only; a simple tribute to a musical form that Jeff loved. Donald Nally conducts.

The program notes featuring all of the texts can be found here.

You are Most Welcome: Kile Smith
First Pink:  Paul Fowler
Ahania Weeping: Louis Andriessen
For Orpheus: William Brooks
A Jeff Quartet for 4 Voices: Bo Holten
Thousand Waves: Santa Ratniece
Translation - ?riks Ešenvalds
make peace: David Lang
Sumptuous Planet: David Shapiro
Dear World: Lansing D. McLoskey
Empireof Crystal: Benjamin C.S. Boyle
The Beautiful Land of Nod: Robert Convery
Gentle Soul, Find Peace: Lewis Spratlan
Yes, I am your Angel: Gabriel Jackson
What It Might Say: Ted Hearne