Singers.com: Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Amazing Grace (00 1 CD)

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Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Amazing Grace

Song Name   Arranger
To God Our Strength   Shaw / Parker
Come Away To The Skies   Shaw / Parker
Wondrous Love   Shaw / Parker
God Is Seen    Shaw / Parker
Hark, I Hear The Harps Eternal   Shaw / Parker
Bright Canaan   Shaw / Parker
Amazing Grace   Shaw / Parker
His Voice As The Sound   Shaw / Parker
I Will Arise   Shaw / Parker
Saints Bound For Heaven   Shaw / Parker
Ride On, King Jesus   Shaw / Parker
Poor Mourner   Shaw / Parker
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot   Shaw / Parker
Dere's No Hidin' Place   Shaw / Parker
My God Is A Rock   Shaw / Parker
Sometimes I Feel Like A Moanin' Dove   Shaw / Parker
I Got Shoes   Shaw / Parker
Soon One Morinin'   Gail Kubik
Same Train   Shaw / Parker
Lord, If I Got My Ticket   Shaw / Parker

Directed by Robert Shaw

The great choral arranging team of Robert Shaw and Alice Parker has given us some great music through the years. They have long been involved with the sacred hymns and spirituals of America, from the southern shape-note hymns to the African American spiritual. Amazing Grace is a compilation of these sacred songs. Selections include, "Wondrous Love," "Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal" and "Sometimes I Feel Like a Moanin' Dove." Originally heard on previous recordings by the Robert Shaw Chorale, these up dated versions by the Festival Singers are just as wonderful and uplifting.

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Singers.com: Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Rachmaninoff Vespers (00 1 CD)

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Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Rachmaninoff Vespers

Priidite, Poklonimsya-Come, Let Us Worship
Blagoslovi, Dushe Moya-Bless The Lord, O My soul
Blazhen Muzh-Blessed Be The Man
Svete Tikhyi-O Serene Light
Nyne Otpushchayeshi-Now Let Thy Servant Depart
Bogoroditsye Devo, Raduisya-Rejoice O Virgin
Slava V Vyshnikh Bogu-Glory To God In The Highest
Khvalite Imya Gospondene-Praise The Name Of The Lord
Blagosloven Yesi, Gospodi-Blessed Art Thou, O Lord
Voskreseniye Khristove Videvshe-Having Seen the Resurrection Of The Lord
Velichit Dusha Moya Gospoda-My Soul Magnifies The Lord
Slava V Vyshnikh Bogu-Glory To God In The Highest
Dnes Spaseniye Miru Byst-Troparia Of The Day Of Salvation
Voskres Iz Groba-Christ Is Risen From The Grave-Troparia Of The Resurrection
Vzbrannoy Voyevode-Thanksgiving To The Mother Of God

Directed by Robert Shaw

Vespers is a musical setting for a night-long service celebrated in Russian monasteries and Russian orthodox churches. Written at the height of Rachmaninoff's compositional powers, the Vespers setting is considered to be the finest of his sacred works. This lush and beautiful composition for unaccompanied voices, in an eloquent performance by Robert Shaw and his talented festival chorus, is captured dramatically by Telarc in the spacious acoustic of the Church of St. Pierre, Gramat, France. This recording won a Grammy award in 1990.

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Singers.com: Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Evocation of the Spirit (00 1 CD)

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Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Evocation of the Spirit

Song Name   Composer
Totus Tuus, Op. 60   Henryk Gorecki
Magnificat   Arvo Part
I. Kyrie   Frank Martin
II. Gloria   Frank Martin
III. Credo   Frank Martin
IV. Sanctus   Frank Martin
Agnus Dei    Frank Martin
Agnus Dei    Samuel Barber
Friede Auf Erden   Arnold Schoenberg

Directed by Robert Shaw

This CD is a newly recorded collection of the most accessible, spiritually enlightening, and uplifting music of our time -- brilliantly interpreted by Robert Shaw and the Robert Shaw Festival Singers. It features Barber's Agnus Dei, a vocal arrangement by the composer of the hauntingly beautiful Adagio For Strings.

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Singers.com: Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Appear & Inspire (00 1 CD)

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Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Appear & Inspire

Song Name   Composer
Hymn To St. Cecilia, Op. 27   Benjamin Britten
Hymn To St. Cecilia, Op. 27   Benjamin Britten
Hymn To St. Cecilia, Op. 27   Benjamin Britten
Dieu! Qu'il La Fait Bon Regarder!   Claude Debussy
Quant J'ai Ouy Le Tabourin   Claude Debussy
Yver, Vous N'estes Qu'un Villain   Claude Debussy
Nicolette   Maurice Ravel
Trois Beaux Oiseaux Du Paradis   Maurice Ravel
Ronde   Maurice Ravel
Un Soir De Neige   Francis Poulenc
La Nuit En Mer   Henk Badings
La Complainte Des Ames   Henk Badings
Soir D'ete   Henk Badings
I Hate And I Love   Dominick Argento

Directed by Robert Shaw

The great contribution of Robert Shaw to choral music has brought the listener to expect that nearly any recording or live performance under Shaw's direction will be thoroughly stunning, refreshing and performed with remarkable musical insight. On Appear and Inspire, Robert Shaw and the Robert Shaw Festival Singers give exactly this kind of performance of Argento's "I Hate and I Love", Debussy's "Trois Chansons", Poulenc's "Un Soir de Neige", Badings "Trois Chansons Bretonnes", Britten's "Hymn to St. Cecilia" and Ravel's "Trois Chansons."

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Singers.com: Robert Shaw Festival Singers: O Magnum Mysterium (00 1 CD)

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Robert Shaw Festival Singers: O Magnum Mysterium

Song Name   Composer
If Ye Love Me   Thomas Tallis
A New Commandment   Thomas Tallis
O Vos Omnes   Tomas Luis de Victoria
O Magnum Mysterium   Tomas Luis de Victoria
O Magnum Mysterium   Morten Lauridsen
O Magnum Mysterium   Francis Poulenc
Praise The Name of The Lord   Sergey Rachmaninov
Der Entfernten   Franz Schubert
American Hymns and Spirituals : Wondrous Love   Traditional
Amazing Grace   Traditional
Sometimes I feel Like a Moanin' Dove   Traditional
Totus Tuus, OP. 60   Henryk Gorecki

Directed by Robert Shaw

The final years of Robert Shaw's life saw a return to his devotion to unaccompanied vocal music. Many will remember the Robert Shaw Chorale which was so popular in the 1950s and into the '60s. For two decades ending with his official retirement in 1989, Robert Shaw was the conductor and music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. During that period most of his choral work was for orchestra and chorus. Yet even before his retirement he had established the Robert Shaw Choral Institute which devoted it's efforts to furthering choral arts through conductor training, workshops and performances. Through the establishment of its summer festivals beginning in 1989, participants who were selected by audition came to the Quercy district of south-central France for two weeks of instruction and intensive rehearsal, culminating in a week of performances in the wonderful medieval churches of the region. Many of the recordings on this release were obtained by Telarc during the momentary summer existence of the Robert Shaw Festival Singers. In the winters Robert Shaw created the Chamber Singers to further the practice of choral music. From both these groups has been assembled a group of recordings which reflect the deeply spiritual nature of the founder. Several of them have never been released before. You will find classical works by Tallis, Poulenc, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, and others in addition to several gospels sung by some of the most beautiful voices of the time. This is glorious full choral splendor!

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Singers.com: Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Liebeslieder Waltzes (00 1 CD)

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Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Liebeslieder Waltzes

Song Name   Composer
Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 52   Johannes Brahmns
Neue Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 65   Johannes Brahmns
Sieben Abendlieder   Johannes Brahmns

Directed by Robert Shaw

Led by master conductor and composer Robert Shaw, the RS Festival Singers perform 40 of Brahm's songs, lightly piano-accompanied and under three headings: "Lebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 52, Neue Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 65, and Sieben Abendlieder. The large, extensive liner notes have all the lyrics. We particularly liked "Liebeslieder-Walzer" cuts 1, 5, 6, 11, and 14, "Neue Liebeslieder-Walzer Op. 65, cuts19, 21, 23, 26, 30 and 31, and "Sieben Abendlieder" cuts 34, 37, 38 and 40. As with all Robert Shaw CDs, this one is elegantly arranged, beautifully sung and perfectly directed-great material, wonderfully performed!

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Singers.com: Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Poulenc (00 1 CD)

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Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Poulenc

Song Name   Composer
Mass In G Major   Francis Poulenc
Quatre Motets Pour le Temps de Noel:   Francis Poulenc
Quatre Motets Pour Un Temps de Penitence:   Francis Poulenc
Quatre Petites De St. Francois d'Assise   Francis Poulenc

Directed by Robert Shaw

One of the members of Les Six, a group of avante garde French composers, Francis Poulenc was one of the twentieth century's most notable composers of sacred choral music. Much of this dynamic music is gentle with a mystic sense of simplicity. There are often passages with a rocking alternation of chords with false harmonic relations. Selections from this wonderful recording by then Robert Shaw Festival Singers include the Mass in G major, Four Short Prayers of Saint Francis as well as motets for Christmas and Penitence. The music of Poulenc is must for any collection.

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Singers.com: Robert Shaw Festival Singers: A Cappella (00 1 CD)

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Robert Shaw Festival Singers: A Cappella

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
O Vos Omnes   Tomas Luis de Victoria
A New Commandment    Thomas Tallis
Vinea Mea Electa    Francis Poulenc
Videntes Stellam    Francis Poulenc
Dieu! Quil La Fait Bon Regarder!   Claude Debussy
Waldesnacht   Johannes Brahms
Abendstandchen    Johannes Brahms
Heavenly Light    Alexander Kopylov
Svete Tikhyi    Sergey Rachmaninov
Vzbrannoy Boyevode    Sergey Rachmaninov
Ride On, King Jesus   Traditional   Shaw / Parker
Sometimes I Feel Like A Moaning Dove    Traditional   Shaw / Parker
Same Train   Traditional   Shaw / Parker
In A Garden Shady   Benjamin Britten
Ave Maria   Giuseppe Verdi
Magnificat    Arvo Part
Kyrie    Frank Martin

Directed by Robert Shaw

Since his death in 1999, Robert Shaw continues to be revered by American choral directors and music lovers, and his recorded interpretations are regarded as the gold standard among all those available. His numerous Grammy Awards attest to the regard in which he was held by his fellow musicians. This collection of seventeen choral selections are in recognition of Shaw's stellar body of work and were recorded during his last decade. These tracks are considered the best of the best, exquisite examples of the deep spiritual rapport Shaw achieved with unaccompanied choruses. One piece, the Verdi "Ave Maria," is performed by his 200-voice Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus in one of their rare opportunities to engage in a cappella singing. The remaining sixteen tracks were recorded by the smaller ensembles he formed in his final years-the Robert Shaw Festival Singers, who performed and recorded at his summer choral festivals in the south of France, and the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, which brought together the best of his Atlanta voices for concerts and recordings during the winter months.

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Singers.com: Atlanta Symphony Chorus - Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Elegy (00 1 CD)

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Atlanta Symphony Chorus - Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Elegy

Song Name   Composer
Gregorian Chant: Stabat Mater Dolorosa
Stabat Mater   Francis Poulenc
Ave Verum Corpus   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
RequiemIV   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Requiem Op. 48    Gabriel Faure
Requiem Op. 9    Maurice Durufle
Mass In G Major   Francis Poulenc
Quattro Pezzi Sacri    Giuseppe Verdi
Un Soir De Neige    Francis Poulenc
Elegiac Song    Beethoven
When Lilacs Last In The Moonlight Dooryard Bloom'd   Paul Hindemith
Schicksalslied   Johannes Brahms
Friede Auf Erden   Schoenberg

Directed by Robert Shaw

This recording presents a poignant compilations disc of songs, laments, chants, and single movements from large sacred works-all conducted by the late Robert Shaw-that evoke peace, reflection and remembrance. All of the thirteen tracks in this beautiful collection are taken from a wide variety of previously released recordings made for Telarc by the late Robert Shaw, the Dean of American choral conductors. The featured compositions include single movements from large works for chorus and orchestra (such as the Requiems of Mozart, Faure, and Durufle) as well as works for unaccompanied voices (such as the "Ave Maria" from Quattro Pezzi Sacri by Verdi.) The recording opens with the serene sounds of Gregorian chant: six verses of the Stabat Mater dolorosa, followed by the "Fac ut ardeat" movement from the Stabat Mater by Poulenc. Secular works featured on Elegy include Beethoven's Elegiac Song; the Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) by Brahms; a movement from Hindemith's poignant When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd; and the "Bois muertri" from Poulenc's Un soir de neige (Night of Snow). The recording closes, fittingly, with Schoenberg's eloquent a cappella choral work, Friede auf Erden (Peace on Earth).

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