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This anthology brings together representative works from the mainstream of contemporary American choral music. Charles Ives’s Psalm 90 evokes a mood reminiscent of congregational Sunday singing in New England. Copland’s In the Beginning recalls his Fanfare for the Common Man, while Lukas Foss’s Behold, I Build An House shows the stylistic influence of Copland. Vincent Persichetti’s Flower Songs reveal his deep commitment to his favourite poet E.E. Cummings, and favours the women’s voices. In Fern Hill, set for alto, chorus and orchestra, composer John Corigliano sings of the joys of youth.

Persichetti, Vincent

  Flower Songs, Op. 157
1.   No. 1. Flowers of Stone 00:03:16
2.   No. 2. Spouting Violets 00:02:20
3.   No. 3. Early Flowers 00:03:02
4.   No. 4. Is there a Flower 00:02:29
5.   No. 5. Yellow Flower 00:02:07
6.   No. 6. The Rose is Dying 00:02:56
7.   No. 7. Lilly has a Rose 00:03:12

Ives, Charles
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Psalm 90
8.   Psalm 90 00:11:06

Corigliano Jr., John
Thomas, Dylan, lyricist(s)

  A Dylan Thomas Trilogy, Part I: Fern Hill
9.   A Dylan Thomas Trilogy, Part I: Fern Hill 00:15:33

Foss, Lukas

  Behold I build an house
10.   Behold I build an house 00:10:04

Copland, Aaron
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  In the Beginning
11.   In the Beginning 00:15:55

Total Playing Time: 01:12:00

Copland, Aaron; Corigliano Jr., John; Foss, Lukas; Ives, Charles; Persichetti, Vincent

Bible - Old Testament; Thomas, Dylan

Morrow, James

University of Texas Chamber Orchestra

University of Texas Chamber Singers

Anderson, Thad; Cho, Seung Won; Francis, Graeme; Martin, Stephen; Mentzer, Susanne; Otto, Jeff

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559299

Barcode: 636943929926

Physical Release: 11/2006

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