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St. Olaf Choir: Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion

Tishomingo Blues
Introduction by Garrison Keillor
St. Olaf travelogue: "Holiday in Delaware"
Garrison talks about St. Olaf and Christiansen legacy
Beautiful Savior
Garrison talks about St. olaf and is choral tradition
Keep Your Lamps
Garrsion talks about St. Olaf College
Um! Yah! Yah!
Choral Blues
Powdermilk Biscuit Theme
Marimba Spiritual
Have a Little Faith
Holy Trinity Vignette
Arroz Con Leche
Danny Boy
Winter Camping vignette
We Praise You, O God
Children of the Heavenly Father

Northfield, MN's St. Olaf College welcomed author and humorist Garrison Keillor to their campus in spring, 2001 for a benefit performance. It went so well he was back within a year with his "A Prairie Home Companion" for a live broadcast that included repeat performances with the St. Olaf Choir and Orchestra, and the Limestones, a six-male student a cappella vocal ensemble. This CD is all from that live performance. There are 21 songs, narrated throughout by Keillor. His "St. Olaf travelogue, Holiday in Delaware" has the audience in stitches as he describes St. Olaf denizens in hilarious detail, and his "Winter Camping vignette" is a classic. There are purely instrumentals like "Mambo (from West Side Story)," and "Varen (Spring), Op.33, No. 2);" but our favorites are a cappella and accompanied vocal pieces: "Beautiful Savior," "Keep Your Lamps," "Choral Blues," "Have a Little Faith" by the Limestones, "Holy Trinity vignette," "Arroz Con Leche," "Danny Boy," "We Praise You, O God," and "Children of the Heavenly Father." There is some percussion (by the St. Olaf Percussion Ensemble), and accompaniment on some songs. All in all, "Companion" is a fun and entertaining show, and a showcase for the musical talent of all types that clearly flourishes at St. Olaf.

Item code: 7577C | 1 CD | $14.98 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | United States

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