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Concordia Choir: Today Heaven Sings

Song NameComposerArranger
Today, Heaven SingsKenneth Jennings
The Godly StrangerG. Winston Cassler
O Magnum MysteriumMorten Lauridsen
Noel Ayisyen (A Haitian Noel)Emile Desamours
Shout The Glad TidingsNed Rorem
Lo, How a Rose E'er BloomingMichael Praetorius
Infant Holy, Infant LowlyPaul J. Christiansen
Carol Of The DrumKatherine K. Davis
A Spotless RoseHerbert Howells
Go, Pretty ChildJack M. Jarrett
How Still He RestsBrent Pierce
The Three KingsHealy Willan
Sweet Was The SongRene Clausen
The Exaltation of ChristCharles Forsberg
Advent MotetGustav Schreck
Lost in the NightF. Melius Christiansen

Directed by Rene Clausen

Directed by the contemporary composer Rene Clausen, the Concordia Choir performs frequently, but not exclusively, modern works. This 1999 seasonal recording features several familiar holiday carols, such as Praetorius' "Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming," but its appeal is also in the opportunity to enjoy newer, refreshing pieces, such as "How Still He Rests," with it's solemn oboe accompaniment. The eerie, yet beautiful tonalities of "Go Pretty Child," with its sibilant countermelody, are an example of how the Choir's approach is both delicate and unsettling at once. "Noel Aylsyen (A Haitian Noel)" bounces between the root and fifth, urged along in a springing rhythm, punctuated by handclaps. This refined and energetic modernism is exciting and supremely musical.

Item code: 6673C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | Mixed | United States
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