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Composed by Ivo Antognini
Edited by Desmond Earley
Catalog number: AMP 1007
The long and waving line of the blue hills
PEACE is the second of three pieces that I wrote for the UCD (University College Dublin) Choral
Scholars, directed by Desmond Earley. This “Irish Trilogy” centers on three key elements: War, Peace
and Aimhirgin. This setting for mixed choir and oboe is taken from a beautiful poem by Eva Gore–
Booth. I found this text quite magical and enchanting; it speaks of vast expanses, closing with this
beautiful verse: And all the while invisible stars shine Over the sea and the white cairn of Maeve. With my
music I've tried to describe the sense of peace that this gifted poet must have felt while experiencing
such a wonderful landscape.
This commission project was made possible by the generosity of more than eighty individual donors through Irish crowd-funding website Fundit.ie. University College Dublin Choral Scholars would like to express our sincere thanks to these donors for bringing this project to life. The names of the donors are listed below. Finally, the choir would like to thank the team at Fundit.ie and Business to Arts (Ireland), for their help and support in running this crowdfunding campaign.
University College Dublin Choral Scholars would like to offer special thanks to the Embassy of Switzerland in Ireland, who also made a special donation to this project. We are very grateful for this support.
In addition to the names above, there were four anonymous donations made to the Fundit campaign.
recording performed by UCD Choral Scholars University College Dublin
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