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Out Of This World

Song NameComposer
I Have Had SingingSteven Sametz
O Clap Your HandsOrlando Gibbons
If Ye Love MeThomas Tallis
Magnificat a 12Andrea Gabrieli
Charm Me AsleepDavid Conte
Vor den TurenRichard Strauss
Frolich in Maien
Nude Descending a StaircaseAllen Shearer
Blue SkiesIrving Berlin
ShenandoahTraditional U.S
Straight StreetJ.W. Alexander
Out of This WorldHarold Arlen
O Waly, WalyTraditional British
Journey to Recife
Jesus Met the Woman at the WellJ.W. Alexander

A self-described "Chanticleer portrait," containing a variety of different styles (a cappella), all performed with the flawless technique for which the group is admired. "O Clap Your Hands" employs eight parts in a broad polyphonic convergence. Gabrieli's "Magnificat," from the sixteenth century, divides twelve voices into three four-part choirs. "Charm Me Asleep" is a recent work, written for the group; despite it's title, it is as disquieting as soothing. Three "tone poems" (an example of program music, where the music seeks to represent a specific text) by Richard Strauss follow, then Berlin's "Blue Skies"; the latter a swinging version adapted from the Dorsey arrangement that demands attention with dramatic fortissimo ending, and a middle break that detours into a brief classical medley, very reminiscent of the Swingle Singers! Chanticleer also gets down on "Straight Street" with an authentic gospel testimonial.

Item code: 6312C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | Male | United States

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