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New CD - Hilary Tann

Cappella Clausura was founded by Amelia LeClair in 2004 to research, study and perform the music of women composers, and to bring engaging performances of this music to today’s audiences, thereby bringing women composers into the classical canon. The ensemble’s name honors the music written by 17th century Italian nuns who were cloistered, in clausura (covered or hidden away, segregated from public life). Cappella Clausura takes the name as a metaphor for the cultural obstacles faced by women composers throughout history.
On this new cd Hilary Tann’s works for women’s voices, a cappella are set against pieces by Hildegard von Bingen. Exultet Terra is the title of Tann's suite of five movements for double choir and double reed quintet of English horn, oboes, and bassoons. Tann uses a double choir to provide occasional antiphonal effects, and chooses the double reeds for their “earth-like combination, since reeds are like grasses.”

Excultet Terra
Cappella Clausura
Amelia Leclair, Director
Navonna Records 6069