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American Choral Music Recordings

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Ars Nova Singers : Luminescence: Music for Many Voices

Review: Boulder, CO's 40-strong, mixed-voice Choral ensemble 8 works by 5 composers of Polyphonic works, two from the Renaissance, Thomas Tallis' "Spem in alium" and Alessandro Striggio's "Ecce beaatam lucem," both motets for 40 voices; Stephen Paulus' 3-part "Meditations of Li Po," conductor Thomas Edward Morgan's "Images from Thoreau" (for 40 voices); and Georgy Ligeti's "Lux aeterna" (for 16-part chorus). There is a stunning photo of the Northern Lights on the cover of "Luminescence," and what we hear is the musical equivalent of this beautiful, haunting show.

Songlist: Spem in alium, Meditations of Li Po, ...and even my soul remains quiet, I lift my eyes to watch the mountain moon, ...and now the last cloud drains away, Images from Thoreau, water into the earth, the hollow mansions, Lux aeterna, Ecce beatam lucem

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8840 00 1 CD $15.95


Ars Nova Singers : Rachmaninoff Vespers

Review: The Boulder-based 40 mixed-voice ensemble Ars Nova focuses on a sacred a cappella work by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1872-1943), the 15-part "Vespers (All-Night Vigil, op.37)." "Come, Let Us Worship," "Bless the Lord, O My Soul," "Gladsome Light," "Lord, Now Lettest Thou," "Rejoice, O Virgin"...these are all lovely, classic spiritual works, beautifully performed by the renowned Ars Nova. There are some church bells here, but mostly wonderfully harmonic a cappella!

Songlist: Come, Let Us Worship, Bless the Lord, O My Soul, Blessed is the Man, Gladsome Light, Lord, Now Lettest Thou, Rejoice, O Virgin, The Lesser Doxology, Praise the Name of the Lord, Blessed Art Thou, O Lord, Having Beheld the Resurrection of Christ, My Soul Magnifies the Lord, Glory to God in the Highest , The Troparion "Today Salvation Has Come", The Troparion "Thou Didst Rise from the Tomb", To Thee, the Victorious Leader

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8845 00 1 CD $14.95


Ars Nova Singers : Soundscapes: Music from Colorado and Beyond

Review: Ars Nova, 40 mixed-voice ensemble from Boulder, CO, directed by Thomas Edward Morgan, bring us a striking collection of 18 tunes. Favorites are 3 Polyphonic pieces written by director Morgan, "Three Haiku," followed by Antoine Burmel's "Agnus Dei," "Two Motets" by Terry Schlenker, R. Anthony Lee's "Jesu ducis memoria," Edwin London's "Bach (Again) Chorale: Wer hat dich so geschlagen," "Konstateringer" by Pelle Gudmundsen-Homgreen, "The Ash Grove" (arranged by Morgan), the 4-part "Suite de Lorca" by Einojuhani Rautavaara" and "Irish Tune from County Derry" arranged by Percy Grainger. A beautiful, varied collection by Ars Nova.

Songlist: Three Haiku:, I The moon passes wetward, II The moon in the water, III The temple bell stops, Agnus Dei, Two Motets:, -Sicut Rosa, -O magnum mysterium, Hear My Prayer, O Lord, Jesu dulcis memoria, Bach (Again) Chorale: Wer hat dich so geschlagen, Like This, Suo Gan, Konstateringer, The Ash Grove, Suite de Lorca:, -Cancion de jinete (Song of the Horseman), -El Grito (The Scream), -La luna asoma (The Moon Rises), -Malaguena (Song of Malaga), Irish Tune from County Derry

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8843 00 1 CD $15.95


Atlanta Singers : Chantez Noel

Review: Thanks to the legacy of Robert Shaw, Atlanta is rich in choral groups, including several which have gained national distinction. Some of these groups were founded by members of Shaw's Atlanta Symphony Chorus and have survived over the decades to make their own name. The Atlanta Singers, begun 24 years ago, is among the most notable. David Brensinger conducts the Singers, whose repertoire on "Chantez" includes sacred Renaissance masterworks (Praetorius' "Psallite," "Swete Was The Song the Virgine Soong," Victoria's "O Magnum Mysterium," and "Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen"), traditional carols ("Il est ne," "Wassail Song," "Silent Night," "Jingle Bells" and "Deck The Hall"), traditional Spanish carols ("A la nanita nana" and "Esta noche nace un Nino"), and traditional French carols ("Dans les hombres de la nuit," the title tune, and "Entre le boeuf et l'ane gris"). Intricate, classical harmonies perfectly sung by this talented ensemble.

Songlist: Psallite/Singt Und Klingt, Swete Was the Song the Virgine Soong, O Magnum Mysterium, Verbum Caro Factum Est: Y la Virgen le Dezia, Es Ist ein Ros' entsprungen, Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine, Wexford Carol, Quem Pastores, Three Christmas Motets:, -Quem Vidistis, Patores?, O Magnum Mysterium, -HodieChristus Natus Est, Lullay Lord Jesus, Rise, Up, Shepherd, and Follow, Il est ne, Wassail Song, Two Spanish Carols:, -Spanish Lullaby "A la nanita nana", -Spanish Carol "Esta Noche nace un Nino", Three French Carols:, -Dans les Ombres de la nuit, -Entre le boeuf et l'ane gris, -Chantex Noel, Silent Night, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Rockin' for the World, Jingle Bells, Deck the Hall

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6822 00 1 CD $15.98 Mixed Choir Christmas CDs


Atlanta Symphony Chamber Chorus : A Cappella Works -Vaughan Williams Mass in G Minor

Review: Now for the first time in a long and fruitful association with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Telarc Records has released an cappella album of works by Messiaen, Tallis, Vaughan Williams, Tavener, Durufle, and Copland by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus without the orchestra. Composed of forty to sixty members selected by audition from the ranks of the renowned 200-member Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, The ASO Chamber Chorus has earned nine GRAMMY Awards for Best Choral Performance. Conducted by Director of Choruses Norman Mackenzie and recorded at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, the large scale and fine acoustics make it an ideal choral recording.

Songlist: O Sacrum Convivium, Song for Athene, Mass in G Minor, Sanctus-Benedictus, Motets on Gregorian Themes, Ubi caritas, Tota pulchra est, Tu es Petrus, Tantum ergo, Help Us, O Lord, Thou, O Jehovah, abideth forever, Have mercy on Us, O My Lord, Sing Ye Praises to Our King, O Sacrum Convivium

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8532 00 1 CD $15.95


Atlanta Symphony Chorus - Robert Shaw Festival Singers : Elegy

Review: 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).

Songlist: Gregorian Chant: Stabat Mater Dolorosa, Stabat Mater, Ave Verum Corpus, RequiemIV, Requiem Op. 48 , Requiem Op. 9 , Mass In G Major, Quattro Pezzi Sacri , Un Soir De Neige , Elegiac Song , When Lilacs Last In The Moonlight Dooryard Bloom'd, Schicksalslied, Friede Auf Erden

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8533 00 1 CD $15.95


Atlanta Symphony Chorus / Mormon Tabernacle Choir : Sacred

Review: Telarc Records delves into its vault of treasured Robert Shaw recordings to re-release music that is cherished by choral enthusiasts worldwide. The Shaw catalog is near and dear to the heart of Robert Woods, president of Telarc, who handles the late conductor's legacy with great reverence. "Sacred" brings together works performed by not only Shaw and the amazing Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, but also the legendary Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Both choral entities have garnered numerous GRAMMY Awards for Telarc.

Songlist: Ubi caritas from Four Gregorian Moets, Op. 10, Lu, aetmerna from Requiem, Op. 9 , Sanctus from Requiem, Op. 9 , O Magnum Mysterium, Ave verum corpus, K.618, Kyie from Mass No. 2, D.167 in G major, How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place , Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains from Elijah , He Watching Over Isreal from Elijah, Make me to weep lovingly with you , Take Time To Be Holy, Abide with Me; 'Tis Eventide, Rejoice, O Virgin (Bogoroditsye Devo, Raduisya) from Vespers (All-Night Vigil) - , Pie Jesu from Requiem, Op. 48 , Fount of Every Blessing (excerpt), Sanctus from Requiem, Op. 5

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8530 00 1 CD $15.95


Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Men's Chorus : Sibelius - Kullervo

Review: Kullervo, the five-movement narrative symphony composed by Jean Sibelius at the age of 25 was based on a story from the Kalevala, the mythic history of the ancient Finns, and from the moment of its 1892 premiere in Helsinki - conducted by Sibelius - Kullervo, became a symbol of Finnish nationalism, and the composer became a national hero. The 80-minute work, performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the men from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, with baritone Nathan Gunn and mezzo-soprano Charlotte Hellekant, was conducted by ASO Music Director Robert Spano and recorded at the Woodruff Arts Center .

Songlist: Introduction, Kullervo's Youth, Kullervo's And His Sister, Kullervo Goes To Battle, Kullervo's Death

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8531 00 1 CD $9.95


Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus : Vaughn Williams - A Sea Symphony

Review: 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).

Songlist: A Song for All Seas, All Ships, On the Beach at Night, Alone, Scherzo: The Waves, The Explorers

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8534 00 1 CD $15.95


Aurora Chorus : Full Circle

Review: Since Portland OR's Aurora Chorus-women in harmony for peace, was founded by David York in 1992, it has provided both novice and experienced singers the opportunity to transform a love of singing into an outstanding ensemble experience. Aurora welcomes singers at all skill levels, without competitive auditions, and maintains a membership of over 100 singers. Led by director and composer Joan Symko (Aurora has premiered over 30 of her compositions and arrangements), the ensemble produces two major concerts, and performs at several community outreach events every year. Singer, songwriter and performing/recording artist Betsy Rose joins the group in the 19 songs on "Full Circle." Some favorites are Betsy's "Open Up and Let Her Through," "A Circle of Women Singing" and "Welcome to the Circle," Joan's "The Summer Day" and "I AM," the Shaker tune "Come Pretty Love," Diane Benjamin's "Somebody," Cris Williamson's "Sister," David York's "Aurora" and Beatrice Johnson Reagon's "Well, Enough Said About That!" There is some light accompaniment of piano, cello, violin, flute, bazouki, hand drums and percussion. All the cuts are beautiful, deeply-felt pieces that touch and move us-come join Aurora's joyous 10th Anniversary celebration!

Songlist: Open Up and Let Her Through, Come Pretty Love, The Summer Day, I Am, Woman Am I, Welcome To The Circle, Somebody, Sister, Miriam, Against the Wind, Aurora, Yo Le Canto Todo El Dia, Take Heart, How Can I Keep From Singing, Prayer For The Warriors, Well Enough Said About That!, Listening , Coloring Outside The Lines, A Circle Of Woman Singing

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6147 00 1 CD $9.95 Female Choral CDs


Aurora Chorus : Solstice

Review: "Solstice!" is a live recording of a very special concert recorded on the winter's solstice, December 21, 2003. The women of Aurora , which means "new dawn," take us "deep into the heart of winter" and back into the light-a powerful journey into the land of the soul. The 100-strong women's chorus, founded in 1992 by David York and led by director and prolific composer Joan Symko since 1994, has created a new tradition of presenting truly inclusive holiday concerts that nurture and delight their audiences. There are 22 songs here, the first 16 from the "Solstice!" concert, and the final 6 "Winter Favorites," which are bonus tracks from past winter concerts. Favorites are Linda Hirschhorn's "Solstice/Chanukah Chant," Rick Hamouris' "We Are a Circle," Anne Bearheart's "Solstice Chant," Susan Osborn's "Take Back the Night," David York's "Solstice," Charlie Murphy's "Light is Returning," Dar Williams' "The Christians and the Pagans," the traditional South African tune "We've Got the Power," Betsy Rose's "Carry It Home," Judy Fjell's "In the Winter," Claudia Schmidt's "Rock that Sucker," Peter Schickele (PDQ Bach)'s "Good King Kong Looked Out," and (Peter, Paul & Mary's) Peter Yarrow's classic "Light One Candle." There is some light accompaniment of piano, guitar, flute, percussion and rhythm ensemble. These are all powerful tunes that move and inspire us-perfect for helping us in the transition from the dark of winter into the light!

Songlist: Solstice/ Chanukah Chant, We Are A Circle, Benedicta Es, Lady of the Season's Laughter, Solstice Chant, Take Back The Night, Solstice, Kore Evohe, In Dulci Jubilo/ Pentatonic Alleluia, Light Is Returning, The Longest Night, The Christians and The Pagans, This Little Light of Mine, Return Again, We've Got The Power, Carry It Home, Red And Green, In The Winter, Rock That Sucker, Good King Kong Looked Out, Light One Candle, Auld Lang Syne

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6148 00 1 CD $9.95


Bach Children's Chorus : Here's To Song

Review: The first recording from this fine chorus displays great virtuosity as they perform some of their favorite songs.

Songlist: All Things Bright and Beautiful, Verbliches Standchen, Where Go the Boats, Here's to Song, Mi'kmaw Honor Song, Winter Store, O Lovely Peace , Ask the Moon, Magic Store, Schmucht das Frohe Fest mit Maien, Song for the Mira, And God Shall Wipe Away All Tears, Arcady, A la rurru nino, Pick a Bale of Cotton, The Water of Tyne, We Will Sing for Joy, Bashana Haba'a, Each Child, A Tree Toad, Rise Again

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8736 00 1 CD $15.95 Mixed Childrens Choirs


Bach Children's Chorus : Look To This Day

Review: The Toronto, Canada-based Bach Children's Chorus and Bach Chamber Youth Choir, led by founder and Artistic Director Linda Beaupre, bring us this nice collection of live performances from 1991 to 2006, with performances under guest conductors Elmer Iseler and Jean Ashworth Bartle, and guest pianist Ruth Watson Henderson. The beautiful, extensive liner notes booklet contains a history of the group from their founding in 1987, and many photographs of the almost 200 children involved in four choirs. There are 21 songs by different groups and configurations of the choir, such as "Like as a Father" by the Massed Choirs, the spirituals "Ain't That News" and "Go Down Moses" by Choir III, "Behold the Beauty of the Lord" by the Bach Chamber Youth Choir, "My Shadow" by Choir I, "When the Tide Goes Out" and "Down By The Riverside" by Massed Choirs with Guest Dads. There's some magical material we're hearing for the first time, "The Piper and the Chiming Pea," "I'm A Train," "Raking Song," "The Bold Hunter" and others. Some light accompaniment. "Look to this Day" is a very enjoyable and upbeat collection.

Songlist: To Music, Antiphonal Alleluia, Like As A Father, Akakomborerwa , Children Blessed Of The Lord, Ain't That News, And God Shall Wipe Away All The Tears, Kneel Always', Ma Navu, Go Down Moses, Praise The Lord, God's Glories Show, Set Me As A Seal, Behold The Beauty Of The Lord, Seeds Grow To Plants, The Piper And The Chiming Pea, I Want Two Wings, My Shadow, Hand Me Down My Silver Trumpet, The Bold Hunter, A Jubilant Song, Vagabond Song, O Lord Of Life, Ching-a-Ring Chaw, Pecos Bill, Tutira Mai Nga Iwi, Have You Seen A Rainbow, P'tit Galop Colinda, When The Tide Goes Out, Ngana And So It Goes, Skye Boat Song, I'm A Train, Come, Live And Be Merry, La Lluvia

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8491 00 1 CD $15.98 Mixed Childrens Choirs


Bach Children's Chorus : The Dream Ship

Review: Founded in Toronto in 1987, the Bach Children's Chorus is made up of 190 children and youth from throughout the greater Toronto region. It performs three full concerts per season and appears as a guest choir in many Toronto events. "The Dream Ship" is the sixth CD to be released by the BCC, directed by award-winning Founder and Artistic Director Linda Beaupre. There are 22 lovely, all accompanied tunes here, and many favorites, performed by parts of the BCC and the Bach Chamber Youth Choir, separately and together: Malcolm Dalglish's "Sail Away," Eleanor Daley's soaring title tune, John Rutter's "For the Beauty of the Earth," John Berger's "Oh! Spring (The Caterpillar)," the Spiritual "If I Got My Ticket," the Kentucky folk song "Bright Morning Star," the Chain gang song "Rainbow Round my Shoulder," "Careers Medley," Mary Lynn Lightfoot's "A Jubilant Song," Stewart Stott's "Music in My Mother's House," Z. Randall Stroope's "Inscription of Hope" and Oscar Peterson's "Hymn to Freedom." The Choir has a sweet, soaring sound that fits perfectly with the upbeat, innocent, inspirational material. Take a ride on "The Dream Ship," and enjoy!

Songlist: Sail Away, The Dream Ship, For the Beauty of the Earth, Consider the Tiny Ant, Oh! Spring (Caterpillar), Leisure, If I Got My Ticket, Bright Morning Star, Music Comes, The Spinning Wheel, Rainbow Round My Shoulder, Gentle Mary Laid Her Child, Heaven Somewhere, Careers Medley, - When I Am Big, - Carpenter, Carpenter, - The Clown, - The Doctor, - Some Day, A Goblin Went A-Hiking, A Jubilant Song, Roads Go Ever On, I'm On My Way, Music In My Mother's House, Agnus Dei, Inscription of Hope, Hymn to Freedom

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2085 00 1 CD $15.95 Mixed Childrens Choirs


Bella Voce Women's Chorus : Christmas Joy

Review: Pride of Vermont since their founding by the renowned Dr. Willis, the 40-strong Bella Voce Women's Chorus brings us a bright, ringing Christmas album of 20 songs, some of them familiar and beloved, like "The Sussex Carol," "Wexford Carol," John Rutter's "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day," "A La Nanita Nana," the spirituals "Mary Had A Baby" and "Glory and Honor to the Newborn King;" "Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head," "I Wonder As I Wander," the Christmas medley "Christmas Intrada," Benjamin Britten's "This Little Babe" and Brahms' "Ave Maria." and many of them less familiar to us, like "Masters in this Hall," "O My Dear Heart," Eleanor Daley's "What Sweeter Music," "La Virgen Lava Panales," "The Moon of Wintertime," "A la Ru, A la Me" and Steven Rickards' "Angels Did Sing." Most songs have some light to heavy accompaniment, and the lovely, extensive liner notes have all the lyrics.

Songlist: The Sussex Carol, Masters in This Hall, Wexford Carol, O My Dear Heart, Tomorrow Shall be My Dancing Day, A La Nanita Nana, Mary Had A Baby, Jehovah Hallelujah, Glory and Honor to the Newborn King, Christmas Intrada, What Sweeter Music, La Virgen Lava Panales, The Moon of Wintertime, This Little Babe, Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head, I Wonder as I Wander, A la Ru, A la Me, Angels Did Sing, Magnificat

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4236 00 1 CD $15.95 Female Choral Christmas CDs


Bella Voce Women's Chorus : Glorious Seasons

Review: This recording features selections from the seasons including Spring and Summer from Gustav Holst's Two Eastern Pictures; Daniel Hall's haunting Indian Summer with piano and oboe; and a variety of Christmas pieces including Randol Alan Bass' Christmas Flourish and Gloria for women's voices. Glorious Seasons also contains several unaccompanied pieces by Australian composer, Sandra Milliken. A fine recording from this top notch womens choir under the direction of Dawn Willis.

Songlist: Alleluia, Spring, Summer, The Rose of Sharon, Indian Summer, Cantate Domino, Os Justi , El Romanton, Sing Me to Heaven, Veniki, Dona Nobis Pacem, Hodie Christus Natus , Dormi Jesu, I Saw Three Ships, Still, Still, Still , Nativity Carol, Gloria, Christmas Flourish

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2214 00 1 CD $15.95


Bella Voce Women's Chorus : Now Let Us Sing

Review: Founded in 2004 by Dr. Dawn Willis, Bella Voce consists of 40 to 45 auditioned singers, performing existing and newly-commissioned sacred and secular works for women's voices. The ensemble is drawn from four counties throughout Vermont, many of whom also sing in a variety of school, church and community choruses across the region. One of the highlights of the last few years for Bella Voce has included several collaborations with Gwyneth Walker. The members have enjoyed working closely with this gifted composer, whose catalog includes over 170 commissioned works, reflecting both serious and light-hearted musical styles. These 17 works are surprising, refreshing, witty, innovative and inspiring. Some favorites are "Women Should be Pedestals," the dramatic "How Can I Keep From Singing," "Gifts From The Sea," the delicate "Mornings Innocent," the a cappella tune "The Name is Changeless," the joyous "Love Is A Rain of Diamonds," the love song "I Will Be Earth," the lovely a cappella song "So Many Angels," "Walk That Valley," "Never Sit Down," the traditional songs "Crossing the Bar," "Peace I Ask of Thee, O River" and the title tune. There is some light accompaniment on most songs. The beautiful liner notes contain all the lyrics. An uplifting treat from Bella Voce and the wonderful composer Gwyneth Walker, that will touch and move you from beginning to end!

Songlist: How Can I Keep from Singing?, Gifts from the Sea, Let Evening Come, Women Should Be Pedestals, Mornings Innocent, The Name is Changeless, Love is a Rain of Diamonds, In Autumn, I Will Be Earth, I Thank You God, So Many Angels, Walk That Valley, Never Sit Down, Crossing the Bar, Hebrides Lullaby, Peace I Ask of Thee, O River, Now Let Us Sing!

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4235 00 1 CD $15.95 Female Choral CDs


Bella Voce Young Women's Choir : A Bella Christmas: Angels Are Singing

Review: "A Bella Christmas: Angels are Singing" is an aptly-named, live, gorgeous Christmas collection from the pride of Rochester, Minnesota. Most of the songs are accompanied by piano, a brass ensemble, organ, oboe and congas. But the highlight of the album is the high, soaring voices of the 51 singers, in perfect solos and together in glorious harmony. Some of our favorites among the 15 cuts are Z. Randall Stroope's "Magnificat" and "There Is No Rose;" Chris Dedrick's "The Angel Choir and The Trumpeter," Mozart's "Alleluia," John Rutter's lovely "Candlelight Carol" and a cappella "Deck The Hall;" Tchaikovsky's "Dans des Mirlitons" (Dance of the Reed Flutes," Pietro A. Yon's sublime "Gesu Bambino," the traditional song "Cantemos a Maria" (Let Us Sing to Mary); Egil Hovland's "Stay With Us" and the traditional carol "Silent Night." Every cut here is perfect, and guaranteed to bring joyous music to your Christmas celebrations for years to come!

Songlist: Magnificat, The Angel Choir and the Trumpeter, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Ding Dong! Merrily On High, Alleluia, Candlelight Carol, Danse des Mirlitons (Dance of the Reed Flutes), Deck the Hall, Away in a Manger, Gesu Bambino, In the Bleak Midwinter, There Is No Rose, Cantemos a Maria (Let Us Sing To Mary), Stay With Us (from Captive and Free), Silent Night

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6027 00 1 CD $15.95 Female Choral Christmas CDs


Bella Voce Young Women's Choir : Best of Bella

Review: Bella Voce is a not-for-profit 51-voice-strong Rochester, Minnesota-based young women's choir, directed by founder directed by founder Shelly Winemiller, who is celeerating her 4th season as Bella Voce's Artistic Director. The group is committed to providing access to all their concerts to all members of the community regardless of their ability to pay, and channels donated money to a number of community and humanitarian causes. "Best of Bella" is a rich, live-in-concert collection of 21 wonderful cuts, most of them accompanied by drums, piano or various instruments. Some favorites are "Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal," arranged by Alice Parker, Morten Lauridsens "Dirait-on," John Rutter's "Angels' Carol," Max Reger's "Mary's Cradle Song," Pablo Casals' "Nigra Sum," Carl Schalk's "Before the Marvel of This Night," Benjamin Britten's three "Selections from A Ceremony of Carols, James Mulholland's "Life has Loveliness to Sell," the Moses Hogan-arranged "Music Down In My Soul," Jeffery Ames' "Holy is the Land" and Katie Bart's "The Blessing." This spirited, altruistic ensemble has a beautiful, angelic sound with rich harmonies and strong leads. "Best of Bella" is a lovely winner from one of Minnesota's finest, most talented young women's choirs. Don't miss this one!

Songlist: Hark I Hear The Harps Eternal, Psalm 100, Dirait-on, Lift Thine Eyes, Angel's Carol, Mary's Cradle Song, Les Nymphes Des Bois, On The Beautiful Blue Danube , Nigra Sum, Psalm 23, A La Puerta del Cielo, Before the Marvel of this Night, Selections from A Ceremony of Carols, Can You Hear, Life Has Loveliness To Sell, Music Down In My Soul, If Music Be the Food of Love, Holy Is the Lord, The Blessing

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6026 00 1 CD $15.95 Female Choral CDs


Belmont Chorale : Choral Music of Robert Ward

Review: Robert Ward's widely performed orchestral works and opers have tended to overshadow his many choruses and cantatas. This relearse of representative religious and patriotic works is therefore especially timely. The album begins with 'Earth Shall be Fair,' which was commissioned by the Des moines Council of Churches and was first performed by massed choirs from that city's churches. The version recorded here is for choirs and organ. The second group centers on the Palm Sunday/Easter theme. 'When Christ Rode Into Jerusalem' is a musico-dramatic telling of the Palm Sunday story. The third group begins with Concord Hymn, written in 1949 for the 25th Anniversaary of the Julliard School of Music. Three choruses from 'Sweet Freedom's Song,' which was commissioned and first performed by the Lexington Choral Society, complete that patriotic set.

Songlist: I Andante, II Allego , III Adagio, IV Larghetto, V Maestoso, Allegro, When Christ Rode Into Jerusalem, In His Last Days Jesus Came to Jerusalem, Let Us Heed The Voice Within, Concord Hymn, Ballad of Boston Bay, Epitaphs, Sweet Freedom's Song

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8562 00 1 CD $15.95


Belmont Chorale : Exsultate Jubilate

Review: The thirty undergraduate students of Belmon University's Chorale give quite a performance of works by composer, Daniel Pinkham. Pinkham was an accomplished Organist, composer and Professor, he was named 'Composer of the Year for 1990' by the American Guild of Organists. These selections were recorded at St. David's Episcopal Church in Nashville, Tennessee and the First Baptist Church in Franklin, Tennessee.

Songlist: Uncommon Prayers, A Curse A Lament And A Vision, Wedding Cantate, 5 Motets, At Dressing In The Morning, Psalm 46, The Small Passion

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8561 00 1 CD $15.95


Bemidji Choir : Almost A Cappella

Review: From the 5000 students enrolled at Bemidji State University, on 76 acres of wooded campus on the shore of Lake Bemidji, MN, comes one of the best student choirs we've heard, The Bemidji Choir, founded in 1937. "almost Acappella" is a best-of CD, including 22 songs, from Palestrina's "Exultate Deo" and a group of 5 rose-related songs (Wm. Billings' "The Rose of Sharon," Howells' "A Spotless Rose," Leighton's "Of A Rose is All My Song," John Paynter's "The Rose" and the English Carol "TheRose"), Poulenc's 4 "Motets for the Season of Lent," Benjamin Britten's ''Five Flower Songs," the spiritual "Done Made My Vow to the Lord," and finishing with a pair of piano-accompanied tunes by Gioacchino Rossini, "I Gondolieri" and "La Passaggiata." Spirited, wonderful music, from one of the best in the world!

Songlist: Exultate Deo , Sing to the Lord , The Rose of Sharon, A Spotless Rose, Of a Rose is All My Song, The Rose, Of A Rose Sing We , Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, By the Waters of Babylon, Timor Et Tremor, Vinea Mea Electa , Tenebrae Factae Sunt, Tristis Est Anima Mea, To Daffodils, The Succession of Four Sweet Months, Marsh Flowers, Evening Primrose, Green Broom , Done Made My Vow to the Lord, Precious Lord, Take My Hand, I Gondolieri , La Passaggiata

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Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers : Awakening

Review: With an international reputation for excellence going back to its founding in 1937 by Carl O. Thompson, and now under the direction of Dr. P. Bradley Logan, the mixed-voice Choir, Chamber Singers and all-male MusiKanten bring us a rich and varied collection on "Awakening." The Bemidji Choir begins with 7 a cappella religious songs, Gerald Finzi's "My Spirit Sang All Day," Wm. Byrd's "Cantate Domino," Alexander Gretchaninoff's soaring "Our Father," Michael Rue's "Go Lovely Rose," Frank Ticheli's "There Will Be Rest," Brahms' "Schaffe in mir, Gott (Psalm 51)" and "Something Has Spoken to me in The Night." Three dramatic "Shakespeare Songs" by Ralph Vaughan Williams follow, Marie Pooler's lovely "Still With Thee," Joshua Nice's "Words of Love," Joseph Martin's title tune and the rousing spiritual "Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord." The men's chorus MusiKanten gives us a spirited, richly-harmonied a cappella "Drunken Sailor," and then are four pieces from the Chamber Singers, including Jan Sweelinck's beautiful "Chantez a Dieu nouvelle (Psalm 96)," Monteverdi's "Ah Dolente Partita," John Farmer's "Fair Phyllis I Saw," and Thomas Morley's "I Love, Alas, I Love Thee." "Awakening" shows off the rich a cappella vocal talents of these three veteran, well-directed ensembles, and it is a joy to listen to throughout!

Songlist: My Spirit Sang All Day, Cantate Domino, Our Father, Go Lovely Rose, There Will Be rest, Schaffe In Mir Gott (Psalm 51), Something Has Spoken To Me In The Night , Shakespeare Songs, Still With Thee, Words Of Love, The Awakening, Daniel, Daniel , Servant Of The Lord, Drunken Sailor , Chantez a Dieu Nouvelle, Ah Dolente Parita, Fair Phyllis I Saw, I Love Alas I Love Thee

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Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers : Beneath The Moon

Review: Founded in Minnesota in 1937, the 39-strong mixed-voice Bemidji Choir has been directed since 1998 by the renowned Dr. P. Bradley Logan, who also directs the BSU Chamber Singers, a 14-voice ensemble chosen by audition from the Choir. On "Beneath" we hear 6 songs by the full choir, 8 by the Chamber Singers and then 7 more by the choir. Sacred music like Peter Phillips' "Surgens Jesus," Johann Michael Bach's "Sei, lieber Tag, wilkommen," "The Lamb" and "The Tiger" by Eric Barnum, "Come, Love We God," and "Hark, Hark What News the Angels Bring" coexist nicely with traditional and folk music like Edwin Fissinger's "Nelly Bly," "This Endris Night" and "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair," Bob Chilcott's "The Gift to be Simple" and Jonathan Quick's "Loch Lomond." Sweet, beautiful music that touches the heart, sung with feeling by the wonderfully-led Bemidji Choir!

Songlist: Surgens Jesus, Sei, lieber Tag, willkommen, Ave Verum Corpus, The Lamb , The Tyger , The Spendor Falls on Castle Walls, Sing We and Chant It, Hence, Care, Thou Are Too Cruel , Consture My Meaning, Come Away, Sweet Love , Quel augellin che canta , Come, Love We God (16th Century English), Hark! Hark What News the Angels Bring (Smith 1732), This Endris Night , Past Life Melodies , Pilgrim's Hymn , Nelly Bly, Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair , The Gift To Be Simple , Lock Lomond , Sleep

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Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers : Come Close To Me

Review: Dr. P. Bradley Logan, Director of Choral Activities at Bemidji State University, Lake Bemidji, MN, conducts the venerable (founded in 1937) Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers in "Come Close to Me," their eighth excellent, finely-crafted album in our Singers.com catalog. Favorites among the 20 selections are David Cerwien's lovely "Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Jakob Handl's "O Admirabile Commercium," Antonio Lotti's "Crucifixus," a pair by Z. Randall Stroope, "I Am Not Yours" and "Winter," Eric Whitacre's "Sleep," a pair by Morten Lauridsen, "Soneto de la Noche" and "Sure On This Shining Night" (both from "Nocturnes"), Eric Barnum's "Jenny Kiss'd Me," Musikanten's "Three Kyrie's " and Aaron McDermid's "Come Sing Me to Heaven," and three by the Chamber Singers, "As Long Ago, "As Once We Met" and "Summer Days Are Here," all by Daniel Gawthrop." There is some piano accompaniment. All these songs were recorded at live performances by these talented groups. Treat yourself to this beautiful, inspirational music from some of our favorite Collegiate ensembles!

Songlist: Gloria In Excelcis Deo, O Admirabile Commercium, Crucifixus, Deutsches Magnificat, Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, I Am Not Yours, Winter, Sleep, Soneto de la Noche, Sure on This Shining Night, Jenny Kiss'd Me, Elegy on Water, Witness, Deep River, Set Down Servant, Three Kyries, Come Sing To Me Of Heaven, As Long Ago, As Once We Met, Summer Days Are Gone

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Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers : Gloria

Review: Pride of Bemidji, Minnesota, home of Bemidji State University, the 65-strong, mixed-voice Bemidji Choir, the men's chorus Musikanten and the elite 14-16 strong Chamber Singers brings us their 7th beautiful recording, directed by Professor of Music P. Bradley Logan. Founded in 1937 by Carl O. Thompson, the ensemble has toured extensively and gained a national and international reputation for excellence. Most of these 22 selections, 14 by the Choir, 2 by Musikanten and 6 by the Chamber Singers, are sacred tunes like John Beck's "Gloria," Orlando Gibbons' "Hosanna to the Son of David," Georg Schumann's soaring "Herr, wie lang," Edwin Fissinger's spiritual "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel," and the traditional "Mary Had a Baby." "Die Rose stand im Tau" and "Dulaman" by Musikanten and Tchaikovsky's "The Crown of Roses," Robert Young's "Herself is a Rose Who Bore the Rose," and John Joubert's "There is No Rose of Such Virtue" by the Chamber Singers are all favorites. Another fine collection by one of America's best choirs.

Songlist: Gloria, Hosanna to the Son of David, Es mussen sich freuen und frohlich, Te Lucis Ante Terminum, Herr, wie lang, Caritas et Amor, Sing a New Song, Sing a Mighty Song, VoiceDance, Die Nachtigal, Lerchengesang, Ae Fond Kiss, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?, Mary Had a Baby, Die Rose stand im tau, Dulaman, Mother, I will Have a Husband, Fly Not So Swift, My Dear, The Crown of Roses, Herself a Rose Who Bore the Rose, There is No Rose of Such Virtue, Hark! Hark What News the Angels Bring

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Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers : Love Like Spring

Review: Founded in 1937 by Carl O. Thompson, the 41-strong, mixed-voice Choir, comprised of undergraduate students at Bemidji (MN) State University, has earned an international reputation for excellence. Touring internationally every three years, representing the US in international choral festivals like "The Europa Cantat," the Choir regularly appears at local and national ACDA conventions. Included on "Love like Spring" are 16 cuts by the whole Choir, and 5 by the Choir's elite Chamber Singers. Particularly nice are Palestrina's "Alma Redemptoris Mater," Robert Kreutz' powerful, surprising "Spring Grass," "Silent, O Moyle," and four "Songs of Innocence" by Earl George, "Piping Down the Valleys Wild," "The Shepherd," "Infant Joy" and "Laughing Song." By the Chamber Singers, we really liked Thomas Morley's "Shoot False Love, I Care Not" and "April Is In My Mistress' Face," and the harmonious "Of the Father's Love Begotten." "Love like Spring" is a joy from start to finish!

Songlist: Alma Redemptoris Mater , Gloria in Excelsis Deo, O Magnum Mysterium, Spring Grass, Thoughts on Love: , Love and Time, Love and Age, Lux Aurumque, Och jungfrun hon gar I ringen , Panis Angelicus , Silent, O Moyle , Songs of Innocence:, Piping Down the Valleys Wild, The Shepherd, Infant Joy, Laughing Song, Shall I Compare Thee, Tonight Eternity Alone, If Music Be the Food of Love, Chamber Singers:, Shoot False Love, I Care Not (, April Is In My Mistress' Face, Io mi son giovinetta , Of the Father's Love Begotten, She Walks In Beauty

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Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers : O Light of Light

Review: The 42-strong, mixed voice Bemidji (MN) Choir, founded in 1937, has a well-deserved reputation for excellence. Comprised of undergraduate students at Bemidji State University, and directed by Dr. P. Bradley Logan, the choir has represented the U.S. in international choral festivals, toured extensively and appeared at numerous ACDA national and regional conventions. "O Light of Light" features the Choir and two elite groups within it, the Men's Chorus, who sing Paul Brandvik's "Shall I Compare Thee To a Summer's Day" and "Your Love Surrounds Me" by Andrew Miller, and the Chamber Singers have 6 pieces, including Edwin Fissnger's "Adoro Te Devote," two by Wm. Hawley, "Vita de la Mia Vita" and "Ore, Fermate Il Volo," and Eric Barnum's "She Walks In Beauty." 26 songs in total, all a cappella. Some favorites are the four "Quatre Motets Sur Des Themes Gregoriens," by Durufle, the title cut, by David White, Moses Hogan's "This Little Light of Mine," Jean Berger's "Glory Be To God," Eric Whitacre's lovely "I Will Wade Out," the traditional songs "Little Potato" and "Honor, Honor" and the Wm. Dawson-arranged spiritual "Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit." A varied and beautiful collection of sacred and traditional Christian music from the spirited and talented collegiate singers of the Bemidji Choir!

Songlist: Miaabile Mysterium, Anima Christi, Ubi caritas, Tota pulchra es, Tu es Petrus, Tantum ergo, Lux Aeterna, O Light of Light, This Little Light of Mine, Glory Be To God, The Call, Psalm 67, I Will Wade Out, -Mary hynes, -The Coolin, Amor De Mi Alma, Little Potato, Honor! Honor!, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Shall I Compare Thee To a Summer's Day?, Your Love Surrounds Me, Adoro Te Devote, Every Bush New Springing, Vita de la Mia Vita, Ore, Fermate II Volo, She Walks in Beauty, Duerme Negrito

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Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers : There's Room For All

Review: "There's Room For All is another stellar collection of classic Christian inspirational songs, with a handful of nice secular selections, from Dr. P. Bradley Logan's Bemidji Choir, Women's Chorus, Musikanten and Chamber Singers, from Minnesota's Bemidji State University. Favorite religious tunes are Jacob Handl's "O Magnum Mysterium," Palestrina's "Alma Redemptoris Mater," Roland Martin's "Ave Maria: O Auctrix Vitae," Joshua Nice's "Peace I Leave With You," the traditional "By and By," the Chamber Singers' Exultate Deo" and Jesse Padgett's spiritual "Plenty Good Room." Secular favorites are Kenneth Neufeld's 3 selections from "Twelfth Night," "O Mistress Mine," "Come Away Death" and "I Am Gone, Sir;" Women's Chorus's "Remember," by Donna Schultz, Musikanten's "Ward the Pirate" by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and the Chamber Singers' "This Marriage," by Eric Whitacre. There's not a weak cut in "There's Room For All," so enjoy this wonderful collection from the shores of Lake Bemidji with confidence!

Songlist: O Magnum Mysterium, Alma Redemptoris Mater, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, Ave Maria: O Auctrix Vitae, Warum ist das Licht gegeben, Unicornis Captivatur, A Spotless Rose, Songs from Twelfth Night, No Man Is An Island, Peace I Leave With You, By and By, Plenty Good Room, Remember, Du, du liegst mir im Herzen, Ward the Pirate, Beati Mortui, Exultate Deo, They Are At Rest, This Marriage, Everything I Own

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Bemidji Choir, Chamber Singers, and MusiKanten : A Diamond Glint on Snow

Review: Dr. Logan directs Bemidji, MN's Bemidji State U's Bemidji Choir, Chamber Singers and MusiKanten in this lovely Winter/Christmas collection. Beginning with 16 selections by the Choir, including Andrea Gabrieli's "Magnificat," Thomas Weelkes' "When David Heard," the 3-part "Nocturnes" by Hildor Lundvvik, Edwin Fissinger's 4-part "Prairie Scenes," Eric Whitacre's "A Boy and a Girl" and Benjamin Britten's "A Hymn to the Virgin;" "Snow" continues with 3 pieces by MusiKanten, Tomas Luis de Victoria's "Judas, Mercator Pessimus," Lauridsen's "Dirait on" and Biebl's "Ave Maria;" and concludes with 6 selections by the Chamber Singers, including Wm. Hawley's "Siepe, Che Gli Orti Vaghi" and "Dolcissimi Colori," David Conte's "Ave Maria" and Orlando di Lasso's "Bonjour, mon Coeur." The beautiful, highly-trained voices easily handle this difficult, sometimes eclectic material. "A Diamond Glint on Snow" is a very special collection of sacred and secular music from the longstanding, excellent tradition (founded in 1937) of the Bemidji Choir, Chamber Singers and MusiKanten.

Songlist: Magnificat, When David Heard, Ave Maria Op. No. 6, Nocturnes, Flowering Almond Tree, Quiet Rain, Early Spring, In Rememberance, Praire Scenes, Passing Of Winter, Dakota Dawn, A Winter Night, Prairie Winds, Musikanten, Judas Mercator Pesimus, Dirait On, Ave Maria, Chamber Singers, Siepe Che Gli Orti Vaghi, Dolcissime Colori, O Sonno, Ave Maria, Bonjour Mon Coeur, La La La Je Ne L'ose Dire, In Remembrance, A Boy and a Girl, A Hymn to the Virgin, O Whistle and I'll Come to Ye, Witness

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Boston Camerata : Mediaevel Christmas

Review: This recortding is one of several in the highly successfule series of Christmas recordings from this fine ensemble. The music on this collection spans seven centuries (12th to 19th) and offers a wide and diverse range of compositions. Director Joel Cohen opens with a Hebrew cantillation of "Isaiah's Prophecy" of the comming of the Messiah, moves on to a 10th-century Spanish setting of a sibylline prophecy, and then takes us to 12th-century Provence with "Adest Pronsus". The performances are always stylish and captivating.... a treasure and essential to your collection.

Songlist: Isiah's Prophecy, The Sybil's Prohecy - Iudicii Signum, Conductis - Adest Sponsus, Clausula - Oiet, Virgines, Hymn - Domino, Lauda - Conditor Alme Siderum, Reading - Verbum Caro Factum, Organum - On Frymae Was Word, Reading - Ludea Et Iberusalem, Hymn - Gedonis Area, Sacred Song - O Maria, Feu MAire, Prosa - Ave Maria, Responsory - Gaude MAria, Hymn - Joseph, Liber Nefe Min, Conductus With Refrain - Congaudes Hodie, in Dulci Jubilo, Hymn - In Dulci Jubilo, Reading - Hand By We Shule Us Take, Conductus - Lux Hodie.. Orientis Partibus

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Bowling Green State University Men's Chorus - OOP : Songs For Today

Review: "Song for Today" is a gem from the 1993 version of this legendary collegiate ensemble, who refer to themselves as "America's Finest Singing Machine" for good reason. The first half of the CD, 12 of 24 cuts, is spiritually oriented, including "Sing Dem Herrn," "O Regim Caeli," "Praise Him!," "Laudamus," "E'en So Lord Jesus Quickly Come," "God Is My Rock," "Heaven," "The Creation" and the spiritual, "Ride the Chariot." The second half is more secular material, "Selections from the Student Prince," the title tune, "She Is My Slender Small Love," "Let No Man Despise Thy Youth," "Polly Von," the lilting "From Boston Harbor," "Blue World," "Kiss the Girl" and the barbershop tune "Red Head." Spirited, powerful stuff from BGSU's talented young male singers, one of the best collegiate singing traditions of all time!

Songlist: Sing Dem Herrn, Behold Man, O Regem Caeli, Praise Him!, Salvation Is Created, Laudamus, E'en So Lord Jesus Quickly Come, God Is My Rock, The Tabernacle Of God Is With, Heaven, The Creation, Ride The Chariot, Selections From The Student Prince, Song For Today, She Is My Slender Small Love, Let No Man Despise Thy Youth, Polly Von, Widerspruch, The Long Day Closes, From Boston Harbor, Blue World, Fiddler's Fare, Kiss The Girl, Red Head

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Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem : God's By Design

Review: We can only admire and appreciate the mission of the founder Walter Turnbull's Boys & Girls Choir of Harlem, which currently serves over 550 boys and girls. "God's by Design" features 12 songs, mostly originals we haven't heard-songs like "Changed," "Available to You," "Jesus Is the Light," "Trouble Waters," "Jesus is a Rock in a Weary Land," "Great Is Thy Faithfulness," the title tune, "So Many Things to be Thankful For" and others. Some light accompaniment. "God's by Design" is very nice collection by this spirited, talented Choir.

Songlist: The Lord's Prayer, Changed, King Of Kings, Available To You, Jesus is The Light, Trouble Waters, I Will Hive You All The Praise, Jesus Is A Rock In A Weary Land, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, So Many Things To Be Thankful For, God's By Design, Mispah

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Boys Choir Of Harlem : Precious Lord....Take My Hand

Review: Harlem's finest, and one of America's finest boys' choirs, brings us a powerful collection of 14 authentic spirituals. The arrangements are by some of the best in the world. "Everytime I Feel the Spirit," "Go Down Moses," "Little David Play On Your Harp," "Ride On King Jesus" and "I Can Tell the World," all arranged by Moses Hogan, "Ezekiel Saw De Wheel," arranged by William Dawson, "If I Got My Ticket, Can I Ride," arranged by Robert Shaw, and a pair arranged by Howard Roberts, "Kumbaya My Lord" and "Oh Freedom," are a few of many favorites. Some light piano accompaniment, like on the lovely Don Sebesky-arranged "Amazing Grace," but mostly sweet, spirited a cappella. "Precious Lord" is inspirational and moving on many levels, given the accomplishments of Executive Producer J. Walter Turnbull and many others, molding and teaching the talented children of Harlem.

Songlist: Everytime I Feel The Spirit, Go Down Moses, Children, Go Where I send Thee, Little David Play On Your Harp, Ride On, King Jesus, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, I've Been Buked, If I Got My Ticket, Can I Ride, Mary Was the Queen of Galilee, Amazing Grace, I Can Tell The World, Precious World, Kumbaya My Lord, Oh Freedom

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Brazeal Dennard Chorale : In Silent Night

Review: "In Silent Night" is of course a Christmas CD, but it is so much more. The 51-strong Brazeal Dennard Chorale bases their music on the traditional African-American spiritual's deep emotion, intensity and strength. Dr. Karen Walwyn is listed as the accompanist. 13 powerful songs from a talented group dedicated to preserve and perpetuate the African-American spiritual.

Songlist: In Silent Night, Ave Maria, Alleluia, He Stooped To Bless, Little Lamb, Psalm 57, Hehlehlooyuh, O Praise The Lord, Negro Bell Carol, Nowhere To Lay His Head, Hail Mary, Betelehemu, Siyahamba

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Brazeal Dennard Chorale : Remembering, Discovering, Preserving

Review: The story of the Fisk Jubilee Singers is one of the most inspiring in all of American Music. In 1872 a history of their struggle, triumph, and music finally saw print. They sang the songs which were handed down to them by their slave ancestors. The songs expressed profound religious beliefs, an unshakable faith, relief from the suffering of slavery, and the optimism for a better world to come. In truth they were a major contributing tributary to the musical stream which diverged into gospel and blues. This beautiful recording recreates and shares with us some of that body of work which is so important to American music. It is meant to document and present to posterity some of the most powerful music ever sung.

Songlist: Oh, That Bleeding Lamb, I'll Never Turn Back, Listen to the Lambs, In Bright Mansions Above, Is a Light Shining, Heavenly Union, An' I Cry, O Holy Lord, Ain'A That Good News, Lily of the Valley, Gonna Journey Away, Any How, There's a Lit'l Wheel, O the Rocks and the Mountains, I'm Gonna Sing the Spirit, Elijah Rock

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BYU Concert Choir : All Creatures Of Our God & King

Review: Organized in 1984 under the direction of Mack Wilberg, the 90-voice BYUCC is one of two highly select mixed choral ensembles that continue a long choral singing tradition at the University. The group has appeared in concert at national ACDA and MTNA conventions and with the Utah Symphony. On "All Creatures" the group's full, rich, flawless sound is featured on a collection of 12 symphonically accompanied, mostly traditional Christian hymns and songs of praise. The title tune, "The Lord Is My Shepherd," John Gardner's "Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning," "Be Still My Soul" and "Jesus, Once of Humble Birth" are particularly fine. Mack Wilberg's skills as an arranger are evident on four songs, and his own compositions, "Jesu, the Very Thought Is Sweet," and "Fantasia on Early Latter-day Saint Hymns," are wonderful. Extensive liner notes with all lyrics. An impressive, inspirational CD!

Songlist: All Creatures of Our God and king, The Lord is My Shepherd, Jesu, The Very Thought Is Sweet, Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning, God Is Seen, My Shepherd Will Supply My Need, All Things Bright and Beautiful, Jesus, Once of Humble Birth, Be Still, My Soul, Death Shall Not Destroy my Comfort, Abide With Me, 'Tis Eventide, Fantasia on Early Latter-day Saint Hymns

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BYU Concert Choir : Beautiful River

Review: Rosalind Hall, director of both the oft-showcased mixed-voice BYU Concert Choir and the popular Men's Chorus, leads the Choir in their 2nd recording, their debut the excellent "All Creatures of Our God and King." 18 songs, some favorites are the title tune, Moses Hogan's dynamic arrangement of "I Gotta Home Ina Dat Rock," 5 a cappella Shaker Songs, "Come to Zion," "Love is Little," "Dismission of Great I," "We Must Be Meek," and "Lay Me Low;" "Five Hebrew Love Songs," the Robert Shaw-arranged "I Will Arise" and the haunting "Irish Blessing." Some light accompaniment. "Beautiful River" proves to us that the BYUCC is ready to take its place as one of the best mixed choirs in the world!

Songlist: Beautiful River, I Gotta Home Ina Dat Rock, Be Still My Soul, Five Shaker Songs, Come To Zion, Love Is Little, Dismission Of Great I, We Must Be Meek, Lay Me Low, There Is A Balm In Gilead, Five Hebrew Love Songs, God So Loved The World, I Will Arise, The Covert Of His Wings, Irish Blessing

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BYU Men's Chorus : Awake My Soul

Review: The success of Shout with Glory! created a great demand for more music from the BYU Men's Chorus, and Awake My Soul was the welcome follow-up. A collection of 14 favorite hymns performed under the baton of then conductor Mack Wilberg (now the director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir), Awake My Soul was recorded at Brigham Young University and features the indomitable spirit of the BYU Men's Chorus, which is said to be one of the largest and finest of its kind in the nation. A new digitally remastered release from Tantara Records, Awake My Soul was previously released as a Deseret Book Company album.

Songlist: Praise the Lord, The Almighty, The King of Love My Shepherd, Redeemer of Israel, Beautiful Savior, Lead, Kindly Light, Awake My Soul, to Joyful Ways, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Fight the Good Fight and With All Thy Might, Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound, Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace, For All the Saints, We'll Shout and Give Him Glory, El Yivneh Hagalil (God Will Build Galilee), The Spirit of God

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BYU Men's Chorus : Praise Him

Review: The BYU Men's Chorus' first two excellent releases, "Awake My Soul" and "Shout with Glory" whetted our appetite, and that of many fans, for their 3rd. For the long-awaited "Praise Him," conductor Rosalind Hall has assembled an exciting, heartfelt mix of religious texts with a nice set of folk and traditional songs to finish the program. 19 songs with some organ, horns, strings and percussion accompaniment. Favorites are the magnificent "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," "Fight The Good Fight With All Thy Might," the tender "More Holiness Give Me," "Awake My Sons, Awake," the Title Tune, Arthur Sullivan's "The Long Day Closes," "Praise My Soul," the beautiful hymn "Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah," and folksongs "Kumbayah," "Shenandoah," "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jerico," "Danny Boy" and "Down in the Valley." The bright, energetic, richly melodic sound of the BYU Men's Chorus contributes to its growing reputation as one of the premiere choral programs in the United States.

Songlist: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, Fight The Good Fight With All Thy Might, Who Is He In Yonder Stall?, More Holiness Give Me, Awake, My Sons, Awake, Thou Art God, Praise Him, Isaiah 44.3, The Long Day Closes, Personent Hodie, Praise My Soul, Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah, Our Father, Kwmbayah, Shenandoah, Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho, Danny Boy, Polly Wolly Doodle, Down In The Valley

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BYU Men's Chorus : Shout With Glory

Review: Tantara Records is pleased to reintroduce the best seller that marked the emergence of the BYU Men's Chorus as a recording ensemble under the baton of then conductor Mack Wilberg (now director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir). Rousing hymns ("Redeemer of Israel," "Lead Kindly Light," and more) and folk songs from around the world ("Whoa, Haw, Buck and Jerry Boy" from early Utah, the immensely popular television favorite "Betelehemu" from Nigeria, and more) characterize this wonderful collection, which is newly available after a long hiatus in its new, digitally remastered form.

Songlist: Brothers, Sing On, Redeemer of Israel, A Mighty Fortress is Our God, Lead, Kindly Light, The Morning Trumpet, Dry Bones, If I Got My Ticket, Can I Ride?, Child of God, Three Welsh Songs, The Yellow Sheepskin, Fair Lisa, Once a Farmer and His Wife, Tahiti, Hej, Dziny, Dziny, Dom, Blow Ye Winds Westerly, Cindy, Titery-Irie-Aye, Whoa, Haw, Buck, and Jerry Boy, Odun De, Betelehemu, We'll Shout and Give Him Glory, Battle Hymn of the Republic

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BYU Singers : A Celebration of Christmas

Review: Seen nationally on PBS since it was first broadcast in 1993, A Celebration of Christmas embraces the spiritual, traditional, and international spirit of Christmas. You and your family will enjoy this program for many years to come. Available on CD, video, or on a newly remastered DVD.

Songlist: I Saw Three Ships, Away In A Manger, Make We Merry on This Fest, Make We Merry on This Fest, Sing We Now of Christmas, Deck the Hall, Wondrous Night, Carol of the Drum, Betelehemu, Puer Nobis, Nowel, Austrian Yodel Carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas, We Need A Little Christmas, The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy, Troika, from Lieutenant Kije Suite, op. 60, The Sycamore Tree, He Is the Root and the Offspring of David, from The Redeemer, Angels We Have Heard on High

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BYU Singers : Eric Whitacre - Complete A Cappella Works

Review: A big seller at the recent ACDA Convention, "Eric Whitacre" is a stunning collection of songs composed in the classical style of Monteverdi, Debussy and Prokofiev, but with inspiration from such groups as the Beatles, Sting, Queen, Madonna and Peter Gabriel. His choice of texts also reflects a broad range of poets - Octavio Paz, Ogden Nash, James Joyce, e.e. cummings and Emily Dickenson, religious poets being conspicuous in their absence, although "three songs of faith" are included here. The mixed-voice Brigham Young U. Singers do justice to Whitacre's difficult, eclectic, wonderful, soaring compositions. 12 songs, "Water Night," the three songs of faith: "I Will Wade Out," "Hope, Faith, Life, Love," "I Thank You God for most this Amazing Day," "Cloudburst", "Sleep," "I Hide Myself," "With a Lily in Your Hand," "Go Lovely Rose," "When David Heard," "Lux aurumque" and "Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine." "Beautiful" is an inadequate word to describe Whitacre's work and the BYU Singers' interpretation of it. "Amazing" works much better! Recommended.

Songlist: Water Night, Three Songs of Faith:, I Will Wade Out, Hope, Faith, Life, Love, I Thank You God For Most This Amazing Day, Cloudburst, Sleep, Three Flower Songs:, I Hide Myself, With A Lily In Your Hand, Go, Lovely Rose, When David Heard, Lux Aurumque, Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machines

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BYU Singers : Eric Whitacre 2

Review: In 1999 the BYU Singers, conducted by Ronald Staheli, performed two Whitacre pieces - "When David Heard" and "Water Night" - as part of their solo premier at New York's Carnegie Hall. The success of the BYU Singers: Live at Carnegie Hall recording, demand for more Whitacre music, and the fruitful partnership between the composer and BYU Singers led to Whitacre's request for the group to record his complete a cappella works in 2001. As a result of the enormous response to that album, the Singers are pleased to release a companion volume, Eric Whitacre 2. This CD was recorded in the spring of 2008, is essentially volume two of Eric Whitacre: The Complete A Cappella Works. That recording, released by the BYU Singers, continues to be one of the best-selling choral CDs worldwide. This recording includes some of Whitacre's compositions for accompanied choir, but is mostly his a cappella pieces written since 2001. The varied nature of these pieces in this second compilation led to the Singers' collaboration with the BYU Concert Choir, conducted by Rosalind Hall, and the BYU Women's Chorus, conducted at the time by David Thomas. A very highly recommended release!

Songlist: Little Birds, A Boy And A Girl, This Marriage, Her Sacred Spirit Soars, Tmuna, Larov, Eyze sheleg, Rakut, She Weeps Over Rahoon, Little Tree, The Panther, The Cow, The Firefly

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8680 00 1 CD $4.95 Mixed Choirs CDs


BYU Singers : I Believe This Is Jesus

Review: This recording continues the intent of the Singers' two earlier CDs, "We Sing of Christ" and "Songs of the Soul," adding another dimension in expressions of love and faith for Jesus Christ in their interpretations of African-American spirituals. There are 21 classic Spirituals here, the title tune, "Were You There" (sung in concert with the BYU Concert Choir and Men's Chorus), Adolphus Hailstork's "Crucifixion," "By and By," "Ain't Got Time to Die," "See What the End Is Gonna Be" (an original by founder/conductor/arranger Ronald Staheli), Moses Hogan's "I Got a Home in-a dat Rock" "Elijah Rock," Didn't My Lord Daniel Deliver" and "The Battle of Jericho," "Shut de Do'," "Let Me Fly" and "Ain't that News." But there's not a weak cut on this recording- "I Believe" is upbeat, joyous stuff, one of our favorite recordings by a great chorus!

Songlist: I Believe This Is Jesus, Go, Tell It On The Mountain, Were You There, Crucifixion, By and By, Steal Away, Ain't Got Time To Die, See What the End Is Gonna Be, I got a Home in-a dat Rock, Shut de Do', Let me Fly, Rock-a My Soul, Witness, Black Sheep, Little Innocent Lamb, Wade in the Water, Elijah Rock, Is a Light Shinin' in the Heavens, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Ain't that News, The Battle of Jericho

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7514 00 1 CD $15.98


BYU Singers : My Redeemer Lives

Review: In 2003 the veteran, prolific BYU Singers were preparing for a concert tour of Ukraine when war in the Middle East caused its cancellation. They shifted their energies to this new recording, their 4th on the Tantara label, which includes two Ukrainian choral treasures, Dimitri Bortnyansky's "Cherubic Hymn" and Konstantin Shvedov's "To Thee We Sing (Tebe Poyem)." Some other favorites are the title tune, "His Eye Is on the Sparrow," Robert Starer's soaring "Give Thanks unto the Lord," the energetic "Praise the Name of the Lord (Laudate Nomen)," the hymn "Nearer My God to Thee," and Hofford/Millard's sweet "Abide with Me; 'Tis Eventide." Some light piano accompaniment. A beautiful, deeply-felt collection!

Songlist: My Redeemer Lives , His Eye Is on the Sparrow , Mine Arm Is Lengthened out , Sweet is the Work , Give Thanks unto the Lord , How Great Thou Art , Praise the Name of the Lord , I Stand All Amazed , The Eyes of All Hope in Thee, O Lord , Cherubic Hymn , To Thee We Sing , Nearer My God to Thee , Ubi caritas, Abide with Me; Tis Eventide

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7509 00 1 CD $15.98


BYU Singers : Songs Of The Soul

Review: Founder/arranger Ronald Staheli directs his 47-strong mixed choir in some lovely, rarely-performed Christian choral pieces by such master composers as Eric Whitacre (the 14 _-minute "When David Heard That Absalom Was Slain," and "Water Night"), Morten Lauridsen ("O nata lux,"), Edward Elgar ("Light Eternal (Lux aeterna)"), and John Tanner/Jean Sibelius' ("I Love The Lord"). 13 songs, with some light piano and organ accompaniment. A couple of other favorites: Reynolds/Greene/Belafonte's inspirational "Turn Around," Mary Ann Morton/Alfred Durham's "Sweet Is The Peace," and the final cut, "Give Me Jesus." Another winning recording from this veteran choir.

Songlist: I Love The Lord, Behold the Wounds in Jesus' Hands, O Nata Lux, Light Eternal (Lux aeterna), When David Heard, I Know that My Redeemer Lives , Bring Forth my Zion , Turn Around , Hold On, A'Soalin' , Water Night , Sweet Is the Peace , Give Me Jesus

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7513 00 1 CD $15.98 Collegiate A Cappella


BYU Singers : The Peace of Christ

Review: The Peace of Christ, envisioned as a follow-up to BYU Singers' first CD, We Sing of Christ, uses a wonderful mixture of new arrangements of hymns and anthems to speak directly to the depths of our hearts and souls. Join Ronald Staheli and the BYU Singers as they use music to express the peace that is offered to all of us by Christ.

Songlist: Where Can I Turn For Peace/ Grant Us Thy Peace, O Peace Of Christ, Love Divine, I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say, Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me, O Heart Subdued With Grieving, Nearer My God To Thee, My Heavenly Father Loves Me, Ave Verum Corpus, Jesus Christ, The Apple Tree, O Sing A Song Of Bethlehem , Lord, Accept Our True Devotion, Morning Has Broken, Come, Thou Fount Of Every Blessing, Abide With Me

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6077 00 1 CD $1.95


BYU Singers : The Pilgrim's Journey Home

Review: Each of us has cherished memories of home; as we continue in life, we seek places and situations that bring the same feelings of comfort, strength and reassurance. This CD contains music that reflects our journey towards that sense of home, and the support we give others in their own pilgrimages. In this collection of inspirational folk hymns and songs, the BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Women's Chorus and Men's Chorus join with the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra in beautiful performances of inspiring music. This CD includes several songs not heard on the TV broadcasts.

Songlist: Pilgrim Song, Lead, Kindly Light, Homeward Bound, Pilgrim's Chorus, from Tannhauser, Saints Bound For Heaven, The Promised Land, Ain't That News, Have I Done Any Good?, Goin' Home, Pilgrims on a Journey, Whither Goest Thou, Pilgrim Stranger?, Shenandoah, Hallelujah, My Little Mountain Home, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, I Feel Like I'm On My Journey Home, Come, Come Ye Saints

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6171 00 1 CD $15.95


BYU Singers : The Secret of Christmas

Review: Since 1984 The Celebration Of Christmas Concerts have launched the Christmas season on the BYU campus. Because of the beauty and exhilaration of this traditional event, tickets are sold out weeks in advance. This CD includes live performances of many favorites sung by BYU Singers over the years. Some selections are familiar to you. Others, new perhaps, will bring fresh, colorful sounds to your holiday celebration. These all a cappella selections are sure to bring you increased feelings of comfort and joy at Christmastide.

Songlist: Hark The Herald Angels Sing, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, What Child Is This?, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night, Sing We Now Of Christmas, Ubi Caritas, Gesu Bambino, Gloria, 'Tis Winter Now, Joy To The World, The Shepherds Had An Angel, Follow The Star, Calm On The Listening Ear Of Night, Silent Night, Gloria In Excelsis Deo, Follow The Light, Isseh, Isseh, Go Tell It On The Mountain, The Secret Of Christmas

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8676 00 1 CD $15.95 Mixed Choir Christmas CDs

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