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Amadeus Choir
American Choir Music

Song NameComposer
Agnus DeiSamuel Barber
Four MotetsAaron Copland
Lux AurumqueEric Whitacre
CloudburstEric Whitacre
Water NightEric Whitacre
My Song In The NightPaul J. Christiansen
NocturnesMorten Lauridsen
The RoseUwe Ungerer
Lord God, Thy Sea Is MightyCharles Ives
Crossing The BarCharles Ives
The Battle Of JerichoMoses George Hogan
I'm Gonna SingMoses George Hogan
Elijah RockMoses George Hogan
Variations On "America"Charles Ives

There are almost a hundred years between the dates of birth of Charles Ives, 1874, and Eric Whitacre, born 1970, the youngest composer in this Kaleidoscope of American choral music. If someone takes a look at the standard works in music literature, there is hardly any American choral music to be found. The American works that can be perceived as approaching the traditions of western music do not appear to interest the specialist world in Europe. The story in concert halls and churches, as well as in recording studios, is quite different, however. Through the founding of many choirs, gospels and spirituals are more popular than ever and, on the programs of classical a cappella choirs, the works of Morten Lauridsen or Samuel Barber have already become classics. The Amadeus Choir is an ensemble of some 50 singers and was founded by Karl-Friedrich Beringer, conductor of the Windsbacher Knabenchor since 1978.

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