The Earth and I | Albany TROY1454

The Earth and I

£12.95

Label: Albany

Cat No: TROY1454

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 3rd March 2014

Contents

Artists

Amy Broadbent (soprano)
Shauna Kreidler Michels (mezzo-soprano)
Steven Combs (baritone)
Kacy Clopton (cello)
Mark Vogel (piano)
Washington Master Chorale

Conductor

Thomas Colohan

Works

Barber, Samuel

Songs (4), op.13
» no.1 Heaven-haven
To be Sung on the Water, op.42 no.2

Chatman, Stephen

Nature Songs
» Autumn Violets
» On the beach at night alone
» The voice of the rain

Dinerstein, Norman

Frogs
» An old silent pond

Effinger, Cecil

Pastorales (4)

Finney, Ross Lee

See how the arched earth

Laitman, Lori

The Earth and I

Lauridsen, Morten

Sure on This Shining Night

McCullough, Donald

The eye begins to see

Mechem, Kirke

The loveliest of trees

Plude, Patricia

October

Artists

Amy Broadbent (soprano)
Shauna Kreidler Michels (mezzo-soprano)
Steven Combs (baritone)
Kacy Clopton (cello)
Mark Vogel (piano)
Washington Master Chorale

Conductor

Thomas Colohan

About

The second half of the 20th century saw a great blossoming of choral singing in America, from the emergence of the great choral singing schools to increased professionalism in church music programs and the founding of major professional choral groups and associations.

One result of this overall rise in choral excellence was an expansion to the body of sophisticated, secular art-music for choruses, as American composers responded to the increasingly skilled, non-religious choral ensembles practicing the craft.

This recording, expertly performed by the Washington Master Chorale, offers some of the best of this art-music. Founded in 2010, the Washington Master Chorale is a semi-professional chorus in Washington DC, conducted by Thomas Colohan. Their purpose is to advance American choral excellence by combining skilled vocal artistry with superb poetic choral literature, to contribute to the choral canon through commissioning leading American composers, and to present choral works in the context of their culture and time.

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