September 10, 2020
A new recording with Avie Records!!
San Francisco-native Henry Dehlinger, turned his hand to full-time composition in 2015. His natural affinity for vocal music has also led to a number of works for solo voice. At That Hour is a superlative showcase for Henry’s craftmanship as well as his close collaborators, husband-and-wife team soprano Danielle Talamantes and bass-baritone Kerry Wilkerson. All of the songs on this original album were written expressly for Danielle’s and Kerry’s impassioned voices.
The title track opens Henry’s 10-part song cycle set to texts by James Joyce. Inspiration for other songs comes from poetry by Dante, Edgar Allen Poe, Oscar Wilde, and Hebrew writings. Throughout, Henry’s modern yet tonal compositional voice shines through as he renders a diverse palette of musical styles to amplify the words he sets to music.
Recorded 24 – 26 September 2019, Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia, USA
Recording Producer and Editor: Erica Brenner
Recording, Mixing, Mastering: Daniel Shores
Piano Technician: Jon Veitch