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Choral Arts Northwest
The Light Of Stars - Randall Thompson

The Best of Rooms (Robert Herrick)
Two Herbert Settings (George Herbert):
- Antiphon
- Bitter-sweet
The Last Invocation (Walk Whitman)
Odes of Horace:
- Montium custos (book 3, 22)
- Vitas hinnuleo (book 1, 23)
- O fons Bandusiae (book 3, 13)
- Felices ter (final verse of book 1, 13)
Five Love Songs:
- The Light of the Stars (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
- The Passenger (Mark Anthony DeWolfse Howe)
- Two Worlds (Edmund Waller)
- Siciliano (Philip H. Rhinelander)
- The Happy Shore (Edmund Spenser)

Directed by Richard Sparks

30-strong, mixed-voice, Seattle-based Choral Arts (formerly Choral Arts Northwest), founded by artistic director Richard Sparks, is one of the outstanding chamber choirs in the United States. Focusing primarily on romantic and contemporary music, the choir's repertoire has ranged from Renaissance music to contemporary Swedish works. Randall Thompson achieved iconic status for choral works like "Frostiana" and the hugely popular anthem "Alleluia" in the middle part of the 20th century. Included here are 14 pieces, some favorites: the world premiere recordings of "Antiphon" and "Five Love Songs," "The Last Invocation" (based on words by Walt Whitman), the previously mentioned "Alleluia," "Vitas hinnuleo," and the title tune (based on words by Longfellow). Some light accompaniment. Beautiful, romantic music performed by one of America's finest choirs!

Item code: 7039C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | United States