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Directed by Francisco J. Nunez
This is the Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC) and its Artistic Director and Conductor Francisco J. Nunez's second recording of new works commissioned and premiered as part of their Transient Glory concert series. Entitled Transient Glory II, this recording on the Vital Records label comprises 11 compositions that were commissioned by or for the Young People's Chorus of New York City from Dominick Argento (Orpheus), Geoffrey Burgon (Shirtless Stephen-and the Children's Crusade), David Del Tredici (Four Heartfelt Anthems), Kevin James (NYC Play Ground), ), Benjamin Lees (The Nervous Family), Tod Machover (I Dreamt a Dream), Michael Nyman (A Child View of Colour), Jim Papoulis (Panta Rhei), Bright Sheng (The Boatmen's Song), Nils Vigeland (Miracles), and Judith Weir (Little Tree). Most of these composers had never before written for a children's chorus.