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American Repertory Singers: Ye Shall Have Song - Music of Randall Thompson

Song NameComposer
The Peaceable KingdomRandall Thompson
Say Ye to the RighteousRandall Thompson
Woe Unto ThemRandall Thompson
The Noise of a MultitudeRandall Thompson
Howl YeRandall Thompson
The Paper Reeds by the BrooksRandall Thompson
But These Are TheyRandall Thompson
Have Ye Not Known?Randall Thompson
Ye Shall have a SongRandall Thompson
Bitter-SweetRandall Thompson
The Best of RoomsRandall Thompson
AlleluiaRandall Thompson
Odes of HoraceRandall Thompson
O fons BandusiaeRandall Thompson
Vitas hinnuleoRandall Thompson
Montium CustosRandall Thompson
Felices terRandall Thompson
The Last InvocationRandall Thompson

Since Randall Thompson (1899-1984), perhaps America's most famous composer of choral music, it is significant that at last a retrospective selection of this music has been recorded. "Ye Shall Have A Song" is a collection of works dating from 1922 to 1970, when the bulk of his choruses had already been written. Starting with his early masterpiece, the 8 movements of "The Peaceable Kingdom," ("Say Ye to the Righteous," "Woe Unto Them," "'The Noise of a Multitude," "Howl Ye," "The Paper Reeds by the Brooks," "But These Are They," "Have Ye Not Known" and the title tune), the CD progresses to "Bittersweet" of 1970, representing his last style. "The Best of Rooms," "Alleluia," and four "Odes of Horace" are followed by the oldest composition, 1922's "The Last Invocation." The Singers make these difficult-to-perform, eclectic and sublimely beautiful pieces sound effortless. A worthy retrospective of the works of an American master!

Item code: 7516C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Mixed | United States
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