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Dale Warland Singers: A Rose In Winter

Song NameComposer
Coventry CarolDale Warland
Hymn to the Mother of GodJohn Tavener
O sacrum coniviumOliver Messiaen
The RoseJohn Paynter
El RorroJeffrey Van
Ave MariaTomas Luis de Victoria
Verbum caro factum estHans Leo Hassler
Ave Maris StellaTrond Kverno
The Angel GabrielDavid Carney
O magnum mystriumFrancis Poulenc
Iesu parvuleAndrezej Koszewski
O Be JoyfulJeffrey Van
The Three KingsHealey Willan
The LambJohn Tavener
Agnus Dei Sven-David Sandstrom

Directed by Dale Warland

"A Rose In Winter" is a seasonal program of mostly modern, classical compositions (20th century). Polyphonic texture, as exemplified by Kverno's "Ave Maria Stella," and its two-part choir, is heightened in intensity by pushing the vocal ranges, from both ends of the audio spectrum. Other compositions, such as John Paynter's "The Rose," use tone clusters (simultaneous discordant pitches) to evoke a sense of stasis, of both rest and motion. The most melodic selection is "O Be Joyful," written and played by guitarist Jeffrey Van; its binary form alternates an adagio tempo with double-time (one other track is accompanied, the rest, a cappella), very suggestive of the Rennaissance. The Dale Warland Singers are one of the most lauded professional choirs, and its interpretations are always of the highest standard.

6404C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart| Choral | Mixed | United States
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