Night Voiced

New Chamber Music For Viola

Mark Winges composer

Ellen Ruth Rose viola; Mark Winges organ
Thalia Moore cello; Karen Rosenak piano
The Left Coast Ensemble | Kurt Rohde viola; Tanya Tomkins cello
Michael Goldberg guitar

Release Date: October 29, 2013
Catalog #: RR7880
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century

NIGHT VOICED, the new release by San Francisco composer Mark Winges, is a collection of warm sounding and texturally rich works featuring the viola in a lush variety of solo, duo, and trio contexts.

The title of the album is based on the individual composition of the same name, which is from a poem by Carolyn Forché, “a viola, night-voiced, calls into its past but nothing comes,” and reflects the often nocturnal feeling of the program. Other titles such as wary-gliding, ghostly, “Melted Red, Frozen Black”, and “Here (marginally buoyant),” offer a hint of the delightful vignettes and turns the music takes along the way.


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Artist Information

Mark Winges

Mark Winges


Mark Winges was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and currently resides in San Francisco, where he has been resident composer/advisor for the chamber choir Volti since 1990. He was also composer-in-residence for the San Francisco Choral Artists in the 2012–13 season. He is a graduate of both the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and San Francisco State University, and has studied at the Musikhögskolan in Stockholm, Sweden, with composer Arne Mellnäs.