Night Draws Near

Clerestory, 2010

Night Draws Near

By Clerestory

The CD includes (Track 13): The Shrouding of the Duchess of Malfi, Peter Warlock (1894-1930)

Clerestory is proud to present its new, studio-recorded CD, Night Draws Near. This exploration of the mysteries of life and death features music inspired by the traditions of Halloween, All Soul’s Day, and El Día de los Muertos.

Our CD was recorded in the dark of night in late July, and gave rise to a new level of singing together. Highlights include two Shakespearean settings (Double, Double, Toil and Trouble by the eclectic Finnish composer Jaako Mäntyjärvi and Full Fathom Five by Ralph Vaughan Williams), John Tavener’s Funeral Ikos, four settings of Lorca poetry, and music from the Renaissance, Mexican, and shape-note traditions.

We’re proud of the eco-design of our CD jacket, with thanks to our friends at Oasis Disc Manufacturing. This “green wallet” design features 100% certified green forestry practices paper board and a minimum of 10% post-consumer recycled content. All inks are vegetable based, and the cd jacket is fully recyclable.

Go to and search for Clerestory. You can download the MP3 version of this CD including the Peter Warlock epic ‘The shrouding of the Duchess of Malfi’, truly a remarkable performance and recording.

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