Ešenvalds - Northern Lights

Recorded 3 July 2013 and 10-11 January 2014. Released February 2015.


“Stephen Layton draws extraordinary and urgent performances from his young singers – finding both the power (the ‘Trinity Te Deum’ swells to an almost symphonic climax) and delicacy (‘Only in Sleep’, ‘The Earthly Rose’) in music that is never content simply to be pretty.” – Sinfini Music

The Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds is now firmly established at the forefront of contemporary choral music. A formative two-year period as Creative Fellow-Commoner at Trinity, spent in a close weekly artistic and working relationship with the choir, is represented on this multifaceted album by the ‘Trinity Te Deum’, written for the 2012 Installation of Sir Gregory Winter as Master of the College.

Album page and digital booklet at Hyperion Records

This album is available on Spotify: use the embedded player below to listen to track previews; click on the album title to listen to the album in full on Spotify.


Hyperion Records CDA68083


  • The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
  • Sally Pryce (Harp)
  • Trinity Brass
  • Eleanor Kornas & Owain Park (Organ Scholars)
  • Stephen Layton (Conductor)