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James Litton

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James Litton

Dr. Litton has conducted choral and orchestral works throughout five continents, and regularly leads workshops and seminars in the United States and abroad. During past seasons he has conducted the Berkshire Choral Festival, at the Tanglewood Music Festival, and at music festivals in Canada, in Prague, Guatemala, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, France, Poland, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and South Africa.

Dr. Litton is the founder of a number of choral ensembles, including community choruses, college, church and school choirs in West Virginia, Connecticut, Indiana, New York, and New Jersey. He has conducted choral groups, chamber music ensembles, and orchestras in more than 40 recordings, including many American Boychoir CDs on such labels as Angel Records, Philips Records, Sony Music Entertainment Inc., Virgin Records, Bertelsmann Music Group, Linn Records, and Music Masters.

His recordings include "Sing in Exultation" a CD of music for the Advent and Christmas seasons with the Choirs of Washington National Cathedral, and "Sound from Heaven" with soprano, Anna Maria Friman and the Girl Choristers of the cathedral. An avid writer for professional journals, with more than fifty articles to his credit, Dr Litton has also edited several books and collections of liturgical music.

Discography

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American Boychoir : American Songfest : 00  1 CD : James Litton : 

American Boychoir : American Songfest

Review: A musical overview of the landmark achievements of American composers throughout the 20th century: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin, Ives and more.

Songlist: Opening Hymn: To the Poem, Hymn, Peaks, The Light that is Felt, God Bless and Keep Thee, Flute prelude, Steal Away (from A Child of Our Time), Flute interlude, Nobody Knows (from A Child of Our Time), Flute and recorder interlude, Deep River (from A Child of Our Time), Flute postlude, Sure on This Shining Night, Pas de Deux, Under the Willow Tree (from Vanessa), Medley from Porgy and Bess, Vocalise, Long Time Ago (from Old American Songs, Piano Blues #4, The Promise of Living (from The Tender Land), Eldorado, Make Our Garden Grow (from Candide)

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8735c 00 1 CD $15.95 Boys Choirs CDs


American Boychoir : Carol : 00  1 CD : James Litton :  : ANG56180.2

American Boychoir : Carol

Review: During the past 6 decades of its existence, the AB has performed in more than 2,500 North American cities and towns, and in Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and South America. More than 80 boys, ages 10 to 14, all students at the American Boychoir School in Princeton, NJ, are the nucleus from which the two concert Boychoirs are selected. They have performed and recorded with many major orchestras and conductors, and recently joined Chanticleer for a series of concerts. Over the years, the Boychoir has gathered a large repertoire of carols and other holiday music during their many December tours and annual Holiday Festival concerts. This CD represents a popular sampling of music from the past 500 years and from many nations. 13 carols, all standards, from "Carol of the Bells," "The Coventry Carol," "This Christmastide" and "Christmas Day," to "O Holy Night," "What Child Is This," "Away In A Manger" and "We Wish You A Merry Christmas," all sweetly sung by the angelic voices of the Boychoir. What a gift!

Songlist: Carol Of The Bells, Joy To The World, The Coventry Carol, This Christmastide, Christmas Day, Deck The Hall, Silent Night! Holy Night!, O Holy Night, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, What Child Is This, Away In A Manger, O Come, All Ye Faithful, We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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6668c 00 1 CD $15.98 Childrens Choir Christmas


American Boychoir : Litton Live! The Farewell Concert : 00  1 CD : James Litton : 

American Boychoir : Litton Live! The Farewell Concert

Review: The American Boychoir, joined by the Resident Training Choir and a 106-voice alumni choir, pay a moving tribute to retiring Litton-Lodal Music Director James Litton.

Songlist: Introit - Requiem aeternam, Hosanna to the Son of David, Locus iste, Ave Maria, Hear my words, ye people, Weep no more, Songs eternity:, Melodys of Earth and Sky, Mighty Songs, Sing Creations Music On, Prayer of the Children, Brothers Sing On, Three African American Spirituals:, Wade in the Water, Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord, Praise His Holy Name, The Singing Heart

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8733c 00 1 CD $15.95 Boys Choirs CDs


American Boychoir : Messe Basse : 00  1 CD : James Litton : 

American Boychoir : Messe Basse

Review: This album brings together some of the most beautiful sacred music from Paris written for treble voices over the past century. It is complemented by some wonderful and virtually unknown organ music by Gabriel Faure and Erik Satie. Conducted by James Litton.

Songlist: Introit (Processional): Immense coeli, Kyrie, Gloria, Ave Maria, Gradual: Immense coeli, Offertory: Fugue in e minor Op. 84 No. 6, Sanctus, Benedictus, Litany: Rorate coeli, Agnus Dei, Consecration: Immense coeli, Fugue in a minor, Op. 84 No. 3, Ite missa, Recessional: Immense coeli, Messe des Pauvres, Introit, Kyrie, Interlude, Gloria, Offertory , Sanctus, Interlude, Benedictus , Interlude, Agnus Dei I, Interlude, Agnus Dei II, Ite missa

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8730c 00 1 CD $15.95 Boys Choirs CDs


American Boychoir : Sing : 00  1 CD : James Litton : 

American Boychoir : Sing

Review: The American Boychoir showcases its vocal versatility with world music, Americana and rare classical works.

Songlist: Dixit Dominus (Vespers), Kyrie Eleison (Missa St. Leopoldi), Gloria in Excelsis Deo (Missa St. Leopoldi), When Children Sing , O Sing Joyfully (Psalm 81 vv. 1-4), Oh, Had I Jubal's Lyre (Joshua), Hosanna to the Son of David, Hej, Igazitsad!, Fyer, Fyer!, The Willow Song, Still Wie Die Nacht (Calm as the Night), Niska Banja, Alister Mcalpine's Lament, The Paint Box, Four African Songs: Tshotsholoza / Siyahamba / Sivela / Farewell Song, Orange Colored Sky, George Gershwin Medley, Wade in the Water, Elijah Rock, When the Saints Go Marching In, America, The Beautiful

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8734c 00 1 CD $15.95 Boys Choirs CDs


American Boychoir : Voices of Angels

Review: A sparkling collection of beloved Christmas carols no longer available on American Boychoir recordings plus previously unreleased holiday favorites. Conducted by Litton-Lodal Music Director, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, and Music Director Emeritus, James Litton.

Songlist: O come, all ye faithful, In the bleak midwinter, Ding dong! merrily on high (instrumental), Up! good Christian folk, I Sing of a maiden, Watts's Cradle Hymn, While shepherds watched their flocks, Sir Christemas, Shepherd's Pipe Carol, Ding dong! merrily on high, Oi Betleem, Ed Alavo, The Holly and the Ivy, Joy to the World, Candlelight Carol, Joseph, lieber, Joseph mein, Stille nacht, heilige nacht, Mary had a baby, Christians, awake! Salute the happy morn

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8732c 00 1 CD $15.95 Boys Choirs CDs

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