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Bowling Green State University Men's Chorus

Song NameComposer
The Last Words of DavidRandall Thompson
Behold ManRon Nelson
Ave MariaFranz Biebl
I Sought the LordMichael Cox
SanctusCharles Gounod
I'm Build' Me a HomeUzee Brown Jr.
God is My RockGlad
Prayer of the ChildrenKurt Bestor
LaudamusWilliam Owen & Daniel Protheroe
O Vos OmnesPablo Casals
The Fear of the LordMichael Cox
The HighwaymanTimothy Takach
In Taberna from Carmina BuranaCarl Orff
ReconciliationStephen Chatman
Kang-Ting Love SongJames Marvin
DulamanMichael McGlynn
Dirait-onMorten Lauridsen
When I was 1-and-20 from Songs of a Young ManRichard Nance
Loveliest of Trees from Songs of a Young ManRichard Nance
Touching ShouldersMichael Cox
Brothers Sing OnEdvard Grieg

Directed by William Skoog

The Men's Chorus, open to students from all majors at BGSU, has a motto and a well-deserved reputation as being "America's Finest Singing Machine." Founded in 1923, the BGSU Men's Glee Club began touring Ohio, sang as far away as Chicago and Niagara Falls, and was doing very well until World War II pulled most of its singers away. Reuniting again after the war, the group contained only 15 members when it disbanded in 1953. Beginning again under the baton of Prof. Richard D. Mathey in 1971, the group grew into the active, touring group it is today. After 29 great years, Mathey retired and passed off the leadership of the ensemble to Dr. William Skoog in 2000, under whose direction the group is thriving today, with a membership of over 100 talented men. There are 21 tracks on "Reconciliation," with some lovely, powerful spiritual songs like Randall Thompson's "The Last Words of David," Michael Cox' "I Sought the Lord" and "The Fear of the Lord," Charles Gounod's "Sanctus," Uzee Brown Jr.'s spiritual "I'm Building Me a Home," Glad's "God is My Rock;" popular and folk tunes like Timothy Takach's "The Highwayman," the Irish folk song "Dulaman," Richard Nance's "When I was 1-and-20" and "Loveliest of Trees" from "Songs of a Young Man;" and the title tune, a moving, trumpet-accompanied anti-war requiem. There is some light accompaniment on several of these cuts, but the voices and the effortless, soaring harmonies are the focus and beauty of this wonderful ensemble.

Item code: 1771C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Collegiate | Some a cappella | Male | United States

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