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Rockefeller Chapel Choir: Lamentations & Exultation

Song NameComposer
The Eyes of All Wait Upon TheeJean Berger
De Lamentatione Jeremiae Prophitae, Sabbato Sancto, Lectio I Giovanni Palestrina
Christus Factus Est Felice Anerio
Lamentation Secunda Tertii Diei (Elegia Quarta, 1-7)Orlando di Lasso
Easter Anthem William Billings
David Mourns for Absalom Bern Herbolsheimer
Psalm 23 Stanley M. Hoffman
Psalm 121 Stanley M. Hoffman
Give Thanks Unto the LordRobert Starer
LamentationsAlberto Ginastera
Passion Music Daniel Pinkham
Here Repose, O Broken Body Daniel Pinkham

The two extremes in sacred music are lamenting and praising. In their take on the subjects, the Rockefeller Chapel Choir, led by Randi Von Ellefson, chose pieces from the Renaissance and the 20th century. There are several settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah including that of Palestrina and di Lasso. There is a lovely Easter Anthem by William Billings as well as beautiful psalm settings by Stanley Hoffman. On this CD the choir alternates lamentation with exultation. Daniel Pinkham's striking "Here Repose, O Broken Body" provides quiet and thoughtful ending to an emotionally varied recording.

Item code: 7172C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Mixed | United States

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