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RUNESTAD, J.: Choral Music (Sing, Wearing the Sky) (Kantorei, Rinsema)



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RUNESTAD, J.: Choral Music (Sing, Wearing the Sky) (Kantorei, Rinsema)

The prolific young composer Jake Runestad has won numerous awards for his music, which ranges from opera to works for chamber ensemble. He is particularly valued for his choral compositions which exemplify a desire to write expertly crafted, socially conscious and emotionally potent music. On this album, Runestad explores a profound sea/life journey in The Secret of the Sea, and projects a powerful expression of grief in Let My Love Be Heard. Nature is a recurring theme for the composer and he employs texts that exalt the natural world, as well as finding seldom heard sound combinations in the exhilarating Ner Ner.

Runestad, Jake
Uvavnuk / Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth / Doolittle, Hilda / Whitman, Walt, lyricist(s)

  The Secret of the Sea
1.   Play with flash player The Secret of the Sea 00:11:40

Runestad, Jake

2.   Play with flash player Alleluia 00:03:34

Runestad, Jake
Noyes, Alfred, lyricist(s)

  Let My Love Be Heard
3.   Play with flash player Let My Love Be Heard 00:05:36

Runestad, Jake
Lalla / Barks, Coleman, lyricist(s)

  Sing, Wearing the Sky
4.   Play with flash player Sing, Wearing the Sky 00:05:24

Runestad, Jake
Runestad, Jake / Rilke, Rainer Maria, lyricist(s)

  Live the Questions
5.   Play with flash player Live the Questions 00:04:51

Runestad, Jake
Mohamed, Warda, lyricist(s)

  We Can Mend the Sky
6.   Play with flash player We Can Mend the Sky 00:08:07

Runestad, Jake
Stevenson, Robert Louis, lyricist(s)

  Fear Not, Dear Friend
7.   Play with flash player Fear Not, Dear Friend 00:07:03

Runestad, Jake
Whitman, Walt, lyricist(s)

  Proud Music of the Storm
8.   Play with flash player Proud Music of the Storm 00:10:00

Runestad, Jake
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  I Will Lift Mine Eyes
9.   Play with flash player I Will Lift Mine Eyes 00:04:32

Runestad, Jake

  Ner Ner
10.   Play with flash player Ner Ner 00:04:01

Total Playing Time: 01:04:48

Runestad, Jake

Barks, Coleman; Bible - Old Testament; Doolittle, Hilda; Lalla; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth; Mohamed, Warda; Noyes, Alfred; Rilke, Rainer Maria; Runestad, Jake; Stevenson, Robert Louis; Uvavnuk; Whitman, Walt

Rinsema, Joel; Runestad, Jake


Hargroder, Rachel; Kent, Daniel; Merchant, Mac; Michael, Sara; Minton, Trevor; Nicholas, Jeremy; Orlandini, Juli; Paguirigan, Kali; Schlumpf, Brightin; Short, Christine; Whitnah, Sarah

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559892

Barcode: 636943989227

Release Date: 08/2020

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