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Dale Warland Singers: A Rose In Winter

Song Name   Composer
Coventry Carol   Dale Warland
Hymn to the Mother of God   John Tavener
O sacrum conivium   Oliver Messiaen
The Rose   John Paynter
El Rorro   Jeffrey Van
Ave Maria   Tomas Luis de Victoria
Verbum caro factum est   Hans Leo Hassler
Ave Maris Stella   Trond Kverno
The Angel Gabriel   David Carney
O magnum mystrium   Francis Poulenc
Iesu parvule   Andrezej Koszewski
O Be Joyful   Jeffrey Van
The Three Kings   Healey Willan
The Lamb   John 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.

6404 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States | Mixed Choir Christmas CDs