The Singers Childhood Days - Mixed Choir Olevine - Flower Grow Live
Label: RiTonis - C30 27727 007 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: USSR • Genre: Classical •
Review: Pacific Chorale is one of America's great choirs. Internationally recognized for exceptional artistic expression, stimulating American-focused programming, and influential Low Life - Various - Gold Circle Records programs.
This is a treasured collection of some of Pacific Chorale's most requested Christmas gems. Classic seasonal pieces are heard alongside all-time favorite carols. Under the inspired guidance of Artistic Director John Alexander, Pacific Chorale has infused an Old World art form with California's hallmark innovation and cultural independence.
Pacific The Singers Childhood Days - Mixed Choir Olevine - Flower Grow Live : Nocturne. Prelude, -II. This rich, powerful, live collection of 23 authentic Spirituals is their 3rd winning recording in the Primarily A Cappella catalog. Every song a gem, soaring solos, great music, live performance excitement-what could be better? We loved "A Story of Freedom! Pacific Mozart Ensemble : Bernstein's Mass. The recording received a Grammy nomination in for Best Choral Performance.
The work calls for a "Street Chorus" that is able to perform such American musical styles as jazz, blues and rock. Since PME has long been known for being able to do the crossover between "classical" and other forms, Nagano decided that for his recording PME had to be hired and brought to Berlin. Over forty singers went for a week of recording sessions and concerts. In addition to singing the choral parts, PME supplied twenty soloists. Also heard on the recording is the Rundfunkchor Berlin and the Staats- und Domchor Berlin, with whom we share the nomination.
Ours is the first recording of the piece since the original was conducted by Bernstein. Pacific Mozart Ensemble : Classics Live. Review: Since its founding twenty years ago, Berkeley-based PME has grown to fill an important role in the cultural life of the Bay Area, presenting courageous and innovative programs of many works that have never been performed in concert settings. PME provides the opportunity for composers to collaborate with a professional chorus in performances of new or experimental work.
In addition, PME stages live performances of works previously heard only on recordings. Founding director Richard Grant has directed the Ensemble in more than concerts, and led the Ensemble on three European concert tours, presenting innovative programs from all periods and styles of music.
Grant has has established a reputation for programming the current work of the most important contemporary composers, such as John Adams, Meredith Monk, David Lang and Philip Glass. But their repertoire also includes, of course, Christian sacred works by Mozart, Poulenc and Stravinsky.
The first nine songs are a cappella, and this is a live recording. The soaring voices of this strong mixed The Singers Childhood Days - Mixed Choir Olevine - Flower Grow Live take us to another time and space, a place of worship and angels. Truly beautiful. The idealistic texts, also by McCartney, are meditations on goodness, spirituality, peace, and love, and are well served by the pretty, Romantic melodies; the long choral and orchestral sections flow one into the next.
The Interlude composed after the death of his wife, Linda is simple and moving. The music builds throughout to an emotional climax and the entrance of the organ later in the work--beautifully played and handsomely recorded--is quite remarkable. This is a far more advanced work than 's Liverpool Oratorio: more through-composed and has many beautiful moments.
Review: The Phoenix Bach Choir four years ago premiered Milagros de Navidad, a The Singers Childhood Days - Mixed Choir Olevine - Flower Grow Live cycle for choir as a way of marking the holiday season in a Southwestern accent. In this recording, the choir has made Milagros the lead item in a superbly produced and packaged yuletide CD from an emerging Arizona label, Soundset.
Jon Washburn conducts the ensemble of Frank Koonce, guitar; Mark Sunkett, percussion; and the choir with select soloists. In this sonically clean and vibrant recording, The Singers Childhood Days - Mixed Choir Olevine - Flower Grow Live is a compendium of yuletide songs lovingly sung in Spanish and English, with running The Singers Childhood Days - Mixed Choir Olevine - Flower Grow Live from guitarist Koonce. Phoenix Bach Choir : Eternal Rest.
Review: Finnish composer Jaakko Mantyjarvi b. His collections of Shakespeare Songs, More Shakespeare Songs, and No More Shakespeare Songs show a composer at once in love with his subject and fully in tune with his audience - and one clearly in possession Penelope - Nico Stufano - Trace Of Jazz a sense of humor!
On this recording we hear a profoundly serious work, in memory of the victims of Swing To The Beat - Various - Classic Freestyle (100% Pure Freestyle) terrible Baltic Sea tragedy in September,in which the luxury ferry Estonia sank in a storm, killing passengers. Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae incorporates elements of Psalm "They that go down to the sea in ships Frank Martin's Mass for double choir has been recorded many times--and mostly very well--and this is Arlo Guthrie, The University Of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra - In Times Like These fine rendition of a work that seems to register its "classic" credentials more impressively every time you hear it.
Rene Clausen's In pace, cut from the same vibrant-colored harmonic cloth as the Ticheli, is another work that deserves repertoire status, and again, Bruffy's singers perfectly capture its nuances of texture and dynamics and give full measure to the big sonorities. The complementary acoustics of Camelback Bible Church in Paradise Valley, Arizona, expertly recorded for Maximum Punishment - Siamese Twins E.P. hybrid SACD, complete a program that should have strong appeal to all choral music fans.
Review: Founded in as the Bach Opera Star - Neil Young - 7 On 4 (Box Set) Madrigal Society, the Choir originally focused on Renaissance and baroque period music, but today is equally dedicated to the creation and performance of new music.
They are conducted by Charles Bruffy, one of the most highly respected choral conductors in the US. Extensive, colorful liner notes. LXIVO mistress mine! Review: The Grechaninov 'Passion Week' is a setting of thirteen pieces with texts in Church Slavonic meant to be sung individually over the period of Passion Week, the days leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. The Russian Orthodox Church has a tradition of morning and evening services during Passion Week when the passion week's events are recalled almost in 'real time.
One notices that the usual number of singers in these two choirs has been supplemented by several additional basses, no surprise considering the long legato lines required of that section. Their low C's and even B's resound like the tolling of great bells throughout the work. One could almost surmise, if one didn't know, that this was the singing of a Russian choir, so noted for their deep basses, except that the blending and rounding of the choral tone is so very much more subtle than is generally heard from Russian choruses.
The work is entirely a cappella and there are occasional soprano, tenor and baritone solos which consist mostly of chants sung against the main body of massed sound. Shame - The Avett Brothers - Live, Volume 3, O God, Let all mortal flesh.
The disc includes the only available recordings of his Oster-Hymne for double chorus and Four Six-part Motets, op. The Oster-Hymne is a setting of two ancient Easter texts, particularly the famous sequence Victimae paschali laudes.
During his lifetime, Rheinberger was lauded as a talented performer, prolific composer and masterful teacher. He observed that his primary consideration in music 'is that it shall be beautiful; music that does not sound beautiful has no attraction for me'. Songlist: Oster-Hymne, Op. Review: 'Choral singing just doesn't get much better than this.
When it comes to purity of tone, daunting precision and superfine blend, Charles Bruffy's remarkable Phoenix Chorale have it all - and then some!
Praise indeed for this multiple Grammy nominated recording. Unified by its Marian idea, the program mixed classic British and contemporary American pieces in a novel way, and it provides an excellent window for the world on the vigorous tradition of a cappella choral music that has evolved independently of academic trends and their strictures.
All the music here exploits, to a greater or lesser degree, the acoustic effects possible with an a cappella chorus in a large space, and Chandos, turning its engineers loose in an Arizona The Singers Childhood Days - Mixed Choir Olevine - Flower Grow Live megachurch called the Camelback Bible Church, achieves spectacular results.
The standout is perhaps the final four-movement Electa, by Kansas City composer Jean Belmont Ford, with its intense passages of overlap between a solo soprano tone and the choir and its haunting use of solo timpani and bass drum, the only instruments heard anywhere on the disc.
Both the Ford work and the Two Marian Pieces by Spanish-born Javier Busto are world premieres, and both are likely to be eagerly adopted by other choirs. The singers shine equally in the subtle dissonances of the first of Busto's pieces and in the tricky artlessness of Benjamin Britten's A Hymn to the Virgin.
This is a triumph of engineering, of choral singing, and of The Singers Childhood Days - Mixed Choir Olevine - Flower Grow Live on the part of Charles Bruffy, a protege of fabled American choral conductor Robert Shaw, who, like his mentor, has achieved impressive, sensuously irresistible results in a city without a deeply ingrained tradition of classical singing.
Booket notes are in English, French, and German. Review: The Grammy-award-winning Phoenix Chorale explores the magnetic music of New York-based, Norwegian-born composer Ola Gjeilo, Northern Lights contains five world premiere recordings and three choral pieces which were either commissioned, composed, or dedicated to the Phoenix Chorale. When he first heard Gjeilo's Ubi caritas, Charles Bruffy was instantly hooked, finding the music refreshing and magnetic.
Bruffy brought Gjeilo's music to the Chorale and its audiences, and the response was immediate. Soon after, Gjeilo was invited to be the Chorale's first Composer-in-Residence. Phoenix, a setting of the Agnus Dei, is dedicated to Charles Bruffy and the Phoenix Chorale in honour of its fiftieth anniversary.
When Gjeilo first visited the choir in Arizona, he had never been to the desert before, and the 'quiet beauty and barrenness of the landscape' moved him deeply. He describes Phoenix as 'symphonic in nature In contrast, Northern Lights takes its inspiration from Gjeilo's homeland, Norway, and the 'terrible beauty' of the natural phenomenon that may be observed there.
The music reflects the powerful and electric quality of the northern lights, which must have seemed both mesmerising and terrifying to people in the past when no one knew what they were, and superstition prevailed. Polyphony : A Christmas Present. Review: For over a decade Stephen Layton and Polyphony have been astonishing London audiences with their Christmas concert series: 'nothing crowns the year like the annual, exhilarating Eve of Christmas Eve performance of Handel's Messiah by the choir Polyphony under Stephen Layton'.
Alongside extravagant oratorio performances, the group has presented a cappella programmes of Christmas music to audiences enthralled by the range of repertoire available. This compact disc brings together music from many of these acclaimed recordings. Polyphony : At Twilight. In fact, though, the two composers were good friends.
Grieg lauded Grainger's folk song settings as helping to create "an independent English music. Most of Grainger's settings are of English folk songs, though there are a few Irish and Scotch ones as well. The Four Psalms by Grieg are his last completed works and are based on Norwegian church melodies.
To further connect the composers, the English translations of the psalms were written by Grainger. Polyphony : Benjamin Britten. Review: Benjamin Britten is one of England's most revered composers of the 20th century. From operas to songs, he knew how to write for the voice. Well known for his works for children's voices, his writing for adult choirs is not as often performed. Polyphony, led by Stephen Layton, sings some of his great choral pieces.
The eight medieval lyrics are combined with difficult Animal Man - Kim Fowley - Outrageous / Good Clean Fun exquisite harmonies to create Something Amazing - Ilse DeLange - Incredible (Platinum Edition) sounds.
Review: The live performance last year of this major and substantial work by the young Latvian composer Esenvalds thrilled critics and audiences alike. As a new liturgical work that looks set to enter the repertoire it is comparable to Arvo Part's Passio.
Eschewing the single narrative perspective that characterizes the great Passion settings of the past, the composer has assembled an interlocking mosaic of texts from the gospels, from Byzantine and Roman liturgies, and from the Old Testament. Stephen Layton's commitment to new Baltic music is well-known and he has a deep understanding of the musical language of the area - reflected by performances of great integrity and passion.
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