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MORAVEC, P.: Sanctuary Road [Oratorio] (L. Mitchell, Bryce-Davis, Blue, Merriweather, Burton, Oratorio Society of New York, Tritle)

    
      

 



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MORAVEC, P.: Sanctuary Road [Oratorio] (L. Mitchell, Bryce-Davis, Blue, Merriweather, Burton, Oratorio Society of New York, Tritle)

LIBRETTO BY MARK CAMPBELL (b. 1953)

After the success of his opera The Shining, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec has once again collaborated with librettist Mark Campbell to create the second of his “American historical oratorios.” Sanctuary Road draws on the astonishing stories to be found in William Still’s book The Underground Railroad, which documents the network of secret routes and safe houses used by African American slaves to escape into free states and Canada during the early- to mid-1800s. The epic nature of these stories of courage, perseverance and sacrifice is transformed into an enthralling saga, heard here at its world premiere performance at Carnegie Hall—a performance acclaimed by BroadwayWorld for its “riveting, pulsating wall of sound [and] stellar soloists.”


Moravec, Paul
Campbell, Mark, lyricist(s)

  Sanctuary Road
1.   Play with flash player Write (William Still, soloists, chorus) 00:06:06
2.   Play with flash player Quietly (soloists) 00:02:26
3.   Play with flash player Reward! (chorus, soloists) 00:02:27
4.   Play with flash player The Same Train (Ellen Craft) 00:04:52
5.   Play with flash player Interview I (William Still, baritone) 00:00:52
6.   Play with flash player Run I (Wesley Harris) 00:01:13
7.   Play with flash player This Side Up (Henry "Box" Brown) 00:03:27
8.   Play with flash player I Waited (chorus) 00:02:29
9.   Play with flash player Run II (Wesley Harris) 00:00:50
10.   Play with flash player Interview II (William Still, soprano) 00:00:44
11.   Play with flash player Aunt Abigail (Harriet Eglan, Charlotte Giles) 00:03:34
12.   Play with flash player Run III (Wesley Harris, chorus) 00:02:14
13.   Play with flash player Interview III (William Still, soloists) 00:01:27
14.   Play with flash player Rain (Clarissa Davis, soloists) 00:04:00
15.   Play with flash player Interlude: 1861 - 1865 (chorus) 00:03:41
16.   Play with flash player Finale (William Still, soloists, chorus) 00:09:23

  Write It! - Reflections on Sanctuary Road
17.   Play with flash player Write It! - Reflections on Sanctuary Road 00:20:34

Total Playing Time: 01:10:19






Composer(s):
Moravec, Paul

Lyricist(s):
Campbell, Mark

Conductor(s):
Tritle, Kent

Orchestra(s):
Oratorio Society of New York Orchestra

Choir(s):
Oratorio Society of New York Chorus

Artist(s):
Blue, Joshua; Bryce-Davis, Raehann; Burton, Dashon; Merriweather, Malcolm J.; Mitchell, Laquita; Moravec, Paul

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Choral - Secular; Interview

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559884

Barcode: 636943988428

Release Date: 01/2020

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