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Chanticleer
With A Poets Eye

The Uncertainty of the Poet
Rodin's Muse
The Badminton Game
Coming From Evening Church
The Merry-go-Round at Night
How Few of Life's Days and Hours
I Have Noticed Through Most of the Hospitals
Tonight as I Was Trying to Keep Cool
No Sooner Had Our Men Surrendered
Noon
Dusk
Mushrooms
Vita de la Mia Vita
Io Son la Primavera
Ave Maria
!Oh Llama de Amor Viva!

Directed by Joseph Jennings

A collection of works showcasing modern American composers-many of whom are relative unknowns - "Poet's Eye" is refined, luxurious, even abstract, and, as the name implies, also serves to expose a variety of poets as well. Many of the compositions were commissioned specifically for Chanticleer, and they most definitely reflect a modern sensibility. "Dusk," by Allen Shearer, connotes the movement of the earth and sky, imbued with tranquility and friction in equal measure. "Mushrooms," is a tumble of mournful declarations. Hawley's "Seven Madrigals" (two of which are included here) are modern madrigals, weaving strands of the classical with contemporary inflections. Rorem, using the Whitman's Civil War diary "Specimen Days" as his source, offers a minimalist reduction, sometimes monophonic, consistently somber and disturbing. A CD of depth and power.

Item code: 6314C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | Male | United States
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