Songs of Smaller Creatures and other American Choral Works | Cedille Records CDR90000131

Songs of Smaller Creatures and other American Choral Works

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Label: Cedille Records

Cat No: CDR90000131

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 3rd September 2012

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About

Conducted by Christopher Bell, Chicago’s Grant Park Chorus (“as fine a symphony chorus as any to be found anywhere in the nation” - Chicago Tribune), makes its a cappella CD debut with an all-American program of eight imaginative, moving, and sometimes whimsical works written between 1975 and 2005, including four world premiere recordings.

Bell has fans on both sides of the Atlantic. The Ulster-born chorus master also commands the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus, and Belfast Philharmonic Choir.

The chorus made its commercial recording debut performing with the Grant Park Orchestra on the 2011 Cedille Records release The Pulitzer Project, which attracted international attention (Cedille Records CDR 90000 125). Chicago’s New City said the CD “spectacularly showcased” the chorus’s “remarkable transparency and flexibility.”

World premiere recordings of:
Abbie Betinis (b.1980)
- Toward Sunshine, Toward Freedom: Songs of Smaller Creatures
Lee Kesselman (b.1951)
- Buzzings
Stacy Garrop (b.1969)
- Sonnets of Desire, Longing and Whimsy
Paul Crabtree (b.1960)
- Five Romantic Miniatures

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