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Peninsula Women's Chorus: Earth Tones

Song NameComposerArranger
Psalm 121 Libby Larsen
I Thank You God Gwyneth Walker
O viridissima virgaHildegard von Bingen
O viridissima virga Emma Lou Diemer
CelebremusRamona Luengen
Odysseus and the SirensH. Garrett Phillips
ViriditasJoan Szymko
I Just Lightning Libby Larsen
Urok Lojze Lebic
Mouth Music transcribed by J. Byrd
Tjak! Stephen Hatfield
Nginani Na Caroline Lyon
Shenandoah Patricia Hennings / James Erb

Directed by Patricia Hennings

The sound of wind and water, the Sierra Nevada mountain range-late PWC artistic director Patricia Farris Hennings had a love for these things, and envisioned producing a CD of 20th century music that would transport the listener and inspire the soul. That CD is Earthtones, a musical journey through both nature and spirituality. Opening with Libby Larsen's soaring "Psalm 121," commissioned by the Palo Alto, CA-based PWC, Gwyneth Walker's "I Thank You God," Hildegar von Bingen's beautiful "O viridissima virga," Ramona Luengen's joyous "Celebremus," H. Garrett Phillips' dramatic "Odysseus and the Sirens," Lojze Lebic's rhythmic "Urok," the fast-moving "Mouth Music," the traditional South African song "Nginani Na," and the lovely folk song "Shenandoah." 13 songs, some with light accompaniment and percussion. The PWC is one of our favorite women's choruses, and the perfectly recorded "Earthtones" is a wonderful tribute to their beloved director from 1975 to her passing in 2001.

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Item code: 7213C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Female | United States
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