The Hills of Glencar
Eternity’s Sunrise celebrates the melodic gifts of Bill Douglas, collecting fourteen of his most popular compositions from six of his previous Hearts of Space recordings. Douglas’ uniquely orchestrated music mixes chorus, woodwinds and percussion with his own piano, synthesizers and bassoon. The collection also features the radiant ensemble voices of the Ars Nova Singers, with lyrics drawn from English classical poets: William Blake, Robbie Burns, and Emily Dickinson.
Douglas writes, “I’d like to express my appreciation for the great masters of poetry who have contributed so much to my Hearts of Space recordings: Yeats, Shakespeare, Blake, Dickinson, Shelley, Burns, Tennyson, Thomas Traherne and Alfred Graves. The simple but profound verses of William Blake and Emily Dickinson are endless sources of inspiration. ‘I Shall Not Live in Vain’ is one of the most beautiful expressions of compassion that I have encountered.”