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American Choral Premieres

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American Choral Premieres

  • CDR 90000 109
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    • Blessed is the Man (2:45)

    • ALAN HOVHANESS (1911 – 2000)

      Four Motets, Op. 268 (1973) (11:54)

      Blessed is the Man (2:45)

    • Help, Lord (2:48)

    • Help, Lord (2:48)

    • Lord, Who Shall Abide (3:30)

    • Lord, Who Shall Abide (3:30)

    • The Fool Hath Said in His Heart (2:46)

    • The Fool Hath Said in His Heart (2:46)

    • Stabat Mater (2006) (8:01)

    • EGON COHEN (b. 1984)

      Stabat Mater (2006) (8:01)

    • Velum templi (1998) (4:03)

    • PAUL NICHOLSON (b. 1963)

      Velum templi (1998) (4:03)

    • Who Am I? (2007) (5:37)

    • PAUL FRENCH (b. 1959)

      Who Am I? (2007) (5:37)

    • A King James Magnificat (2004) (12:49)

    • EASLEY BLACKWOOD (b. 1933)

      A King James Magnificat (2004) (12:49)

    • Scapulis Suis (1960) (2:07)

    • ROBERT KREUTZ (1922 – 1996)

      Scapulis Suis (1960) (2:07)

    • Qui Manducat Mean Carnem (3:41)

    • WILLIAM FERRIS (1937 – 2000)

      Lyrica Sacra (1962) (7:32)

      Qui Manducat Mean Carnem (3:41)

    • Qui Vult Venire Post Me (1:02)

    • Qui Vult Venire Post Me (1:02)

    • Sicut Lilium (2:43)

    • Sicut Lilium (2:43)

    • Nunc Dimittis (2007) (8:23)

    • WILLIAM C. WHITE (b. 1983)

      Nunc Dimittis (2007) (8:23)

    • Behold, My Servant (8:06)

    • GEORGE ROCHBERG (1918 – 2005)

      Behold, My Servant (8:06)

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American Choral Premieres is the latest testament to the choir’s mission and stellar reputation.

With its music director and conductor Paul French, the mid-size, mixed-voice ensemble performs world-premiere recordings of sacred and spiritual pieces by nine recent and contemporary composers including Alan Hovhaness’s Four Motets, Op. 268; George Rochberg’s Behold, My Servant; Easley Blackwood’s A King James Magnificat, Op. 44; and William Ferris’s Lyrica Sacra.

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Album Details

Total Time: 64:10

Producer: James Ginsburg
Engineer: Bill Maylone
Graphic Design: Melanie Germond
Cover Photo: © Will & Deni McIntyre / Stone
Recorded: May 21‚ 22, 2007 and May 12, 13, and 15, 2008 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Chicago

Funded in part through a grant from The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

©2008 Cedille Records/Cedille Chicago

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