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Cantus: That Eternal Day

Song NameComposerAs Performed By
There's a Meeting Here TonightAfrican-American SpiritualCantus
Wondrous LoveSouthern Harmony HymnCantus
Simple GiftsShaker TuneCantus
JewettSacred Harp HymnCantus
What Have I DoneTraditional Hymn/ Folk SongCantus
He Never Said a Mumberlin' WordAfrican-American SpiritualCantus
Run On (God's Gonna Cut You Down)Traditional (Ruschman)Cantus
Been In The StormAfrican-American SpiritualCantus
Anthem: Lamentation Over BostonWilliam BillingsCantus
The Sweet By and ByHymnCantus
HallelujahSacred Harp HymnCantus
The 23rd Psalm (dedicated to my mother)Bobby McFerrinCantus
Wanting MemoriesYsaye M.BarnwellCantus
ParadiseSacred Harp HymnCantus
E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly ComePaul ManzCantus
WitnessAfrican-American SpiritualCantus
Keep Your LampsAfrican-American SpiritualCantus
Goin' HomeAntonin DvorakCantus

All male, 9-voice a cappella ensemble Cantus, acclaimed by Fanfare as the "premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States," rehearses and performs without a conductor or a music director. "Deep River," Cantus' 2003 album of African-American Spirituals, was so well-received, the group realized that "Singing, in this land we call America, has its roots firmly planted in sacred music." They tells us that the very first book published in the colonies was a Psalter, published in 1640. Tenor Aaron Humble reports, "We were excited to explore the bold shapes and sounds of colonial music and learn how we could juxtapose this unique soundscape with more familiar sacred works like Paul Manz's "E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come" and Moses Hogan's "Witness."" There are 18 songs here, including some surprising, wonderful cuts like Bobby McFerrin's "The 23rd Psalm (dedicated to my mother)," William Billings' "Anthem, Lamentation Over Boston," the composer's attempt to deal spiritually with the burning of Boston by the British in the American Revolution, its world premiere recording. Other world premiere recordings are "There's a Meeting Here Tonight" arranged by Cantus, "Simple Gifts" arranged by Stephen Caracciolo," "What Have I Done" ("Amazing Grace/House of the Rising Sun," and "Keep Your Lamps," both arranged by Timothy Takach, "Run On (God's Gonna Cut You Down)", arranged by Gary Ruschman, "Been in the Storm" arranged by Cantus, "The Sweet By and By," arranged by Aaron Humble; and "Paradise," arranged by Malcolm Dalglish. Every cut here touches and moves, surprises and delights us-don't miss "That Eternal Day," one of the best of the year!

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Item code: 6042C | 1 CD | $15.95 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Male | United States
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