October 14, 2016
Henry Dehlinger's The Mount for Soprano Solo and Orchestra will make its world premiere on October 23, 2016 at the Manchester Symphony Orchestra's opening concert of its 78th season with Danielle Talamantes singing the soprano solo and Maestro Scott Humphries conducting. Dehlinger's orchestral setting is based on The Mount, an art song for piano and voice written especially for Ms. Talamantes' impressive tessitura with lyrics by choral musician, conductor and poet Mark Riddles.
Also making its world premiere is Dehlinger's orchestrated arrangement of Almighty God Has Those Angels from Duke Ellington's Second Sacred Concert, with the Manchester Symphony Chorale joining in for the climactic final chorus. The concert will be held at Manchester University's Cordier Auditorium in North Manchester, Indiana.
HEAVEN AND EARTH: A DUKE ELLINGTON SONGBOOK, pianist, composer and arranger Henry Dehlinger's third recording project with international opera star Danielle Talamantes, releases today. The highly-anticipated album on the MSR Jazz label features a luscious collection of brand new arrangements of Duke Ellington standards written especially for her and marks Dehlinger's debut as a jazz arranger. Talamantes and Dehlinger once again teamed up with producer Richard Price and engineer Wayne Hileman of Candlewood Digital, whose work has garnered a GRAMMY Award plus two GRAMMY nominations.
Heaven and Earth is available now on MSR Music and Amazon and will be available soon as a CD, digital download or for streaming on Apple Music, ArkivMusic, Google Play, Spotify, and other music stores and streaming sites.
Pianist, composer and arranger Henry Dehlinger today announced the release of a new recording of The Mount, his new opus composed especially for international opera star Danielle Talamantes and commissioned by The Casement Fund of New York. It is available now as a digital download on Amazon MP3, iTunes, CD Baby, Google Play, Spotify, and other music stores and streaming sites. With text by conductor, choral musician and poet Mark Riddles, The Mount is based on Riddles' collection of sacred poems in which he casts famous biblical passages in remarkable sensory language.
The Mount made its New York City world premiere performance on November 15, 2015 in Manhattan’s historic Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, where it received a resounding ovation.
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