When Conspirare performed Andrew Imbrie’s “On the Beach at Night” a few weeks ago many of you approached me to express your desire to have an additional opportunity to hear this less familiar piece again. I was inspired by your comments to post it here so you can continue to experience this work. I hope that additional hearings will foster a deeper connection with this music for you.
On the Beach at Night (1949) by Andrew Imbrie, text by Walt Whitman, performed by Conspirare Company of Voices and Victoria Bach Festival Strings, Craig Hella Johnson conducting. Live archival recording from the concert program “Handel & Pärt: Brilliant Baroque, Sublime Silences,” June 9, 2012 (9pm) at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Austin, TX. Recorded by Panda Productions, Austin, TX; Recording and Mixing Engineer Andy Murphy.