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San Francisco Girls Chorus
Heaven and Earth

Song NameComposer
Psalm 150Willcocks
Ave VerumGabriel Faure
Missa Brevis In DBenjamin Britten
Toccata from Suite Pour L'orgueMaurice Durufle
Glory to God for This Transient LifeJohn Tavener
Litanies a la virge noireFrancis Poulenc
Ave MariaMacIntyre
Ave Verum CorpusFrancis Poulenc
Ave MariaHead
Ave MariaGustav Holst
I Dream a WorldSzymko
I Cannot Dance O LordStephen Paulus
The Water of TyneTraditional
Two Mountain SongsFrank
Two E.E. Cummings SongsThomas
I Got RhythmGershwin
National Weather ForcastMollicone
Blue SkiesIrving Berlin
Over the RainbowArlen

Directed by Susan McMane

The music on this two disc set is some of the greatest sacred and secular repertoire ever written for treble voices, selected to showcase the talents of the young members of the San Francisco Girls Chorus. The first disc, "Heaven," contains sacred music both accompanied and a cappella. Two of our favorites are mini-masterworks, Benjamin Britten's lovely "Missa Brevis in D," for voices and organ, and Francis Poulenc's mysterious "Litanies a la vierge noire." Disc II, "Earth," focuses on secular music to capture human qualities such as sorrow, joy, humor and hope. The centerpieces of the disc are three new commissions by Gabriela Lena Frank, Augusta Read Thomas and Dwight Nakamura. Frank's beautiful settings of two Peruvian poems, Thomas' elegant use of E.E. Cummings' poetry and Nakamura's jazzy take on Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" are all very special. Conductor Susan McMane directs this renowned chorus in 24 beautiful tunes. A wonderfully packaged set with extensive liner notes would make a memorable, timeless holiday gift to your family and to others on your list!

Item code: 9168C | 2 CDs | $24.95 add item to cart
Choral | Female | United States

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