At That Hour – Art Songs by Henry Dehlinger

At That Hour – Art Songs by Henry Dehlinger


Danielle Talamantes, soprano
Kerry Wilkerson, bass-baritone
Henry Dehlinger, piano

Release Date:

16th October 2020

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San Francisco-native Henry Dehlinger, a prodigiously talented pianist and singer, turned his hand to full-time composition in 2015. The skill and splendour of his music belies the relatively brief number of years he has committed pen to paper to create a considerable oeuvre of orchestral, chamber and choral music. 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 of Henry’s art songs 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.

critical acclaim
“vibrantly colourful palette … exquisite piano-playing” – Gramophone (on Henry Dehlinger)

“simply brilliant … a knock-your-socks-off performance” – Audiophile Audition (on Danielle Talamantes)

“a smooth and dignified sound” – Washington Post (on Kerry Wilkerson)



Ten Poems of James Joyce
1. At That Hour When All Things Have Repose (3.47)
2. Bahnhofstrasse (4.22)
3. On the Beach at Fontana (3.36)
4. Simples (2.21)
5. Alone (3.18)
6. Flood (2.13)
7. Strings in the Earth and Air (3.25)
8. Night Piece (2.49)
9. Tutto è sciolto (2.04)
10. A Memory of the Player in the Mirror at Midnight (3.09)

11. Questa fiamma (T.S. Eliot) (3.01)
12. Amore e ‘l cor gentil sono una cosa (Dante) (3.51)
13. A Dream (Edgar Allen Poe) (2.10)
14. The Mount (Mark Riddles) (5.53)
15. Fragrance (Mark Riddles) (5.37)
16. Shir Hashirim (Biblical Hebrew) (8.15)
17. Requiescat (Oscar Wilde) (3.26)

Total time: 63.26

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