It’s Strange About Stars


One standout trait of Doherty’s choral composition is his treatment of text. There is no predetermined formula, rather a devotion to the text, its meaning, and how best to convey it in sound. Lola Ridge’s contemplative and profound poem is given a celestial soundtrack, Doherty using subtle repetitions of phrases like gentle waves of sound reinforcing the meaning and reassuring the singer and listener. Sublime!

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