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Angels Sing: Libera In America

Schubert / Libera
Release Date: 03/03/2015 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 617267   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert PrizemanRobert LowryGaelic TraditionalTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  Regan BroughSteven GeraghtyBenjamin WenselRegino Madrid,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Libera, the celestial-sounding, chart-topping boys' choir, recorded a live concert for CD and DVD in Washington, D.C. at the spectacular Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. With Libera in America, the young Londoners pay tribute to their host country with a characteristic blend of sacred and secular music in both the classical and popular traditions, bringing together innovative textures, meditative solos and shimmering, ecstatic choral harmonies. The album opens with Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee, inspired by Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and among the following tracks are some of Libera’s greatest hits – including Sanctus, inspired by Johann Pachelbel’s famous Canon, and Song of Life by the Japanese composer Read more Takatsugu Muramatsu. These numbers are complemented by such universal sacred favourites as the haunting Amazing Grace and Schubert’s soaring Ave Maria. An American folk song taken around the world by the voices of singers like Johnny Cash and Eva Cassidy, Wayfaring Stranger, also features, as does What A Wonderful World, which was a huge hit for the great Louis Armstrong in 1967. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee, for chorus (after Beethoven) by Robert Prizeman
Performer:  Regan Brough (Double Bass), Steven Geraghty (Keyboards), Benjamin Wensel (Cello),
Regino Madrid (Violin), Nick Hodges (Viola), Luke Wedge (Violin),
Mari Washington (Violin), Christina Wensel (Violin), Armine Graham (Violin),
Adrienne Hodges (Clarinet), Aaron Cockson (Horn), Jessica Nilles (Cello),
Sidonie Wade (Percussion), Robin Massie-Pighee (Viola), Libera (),
Joshua Madine (Keyboards), Alison Lowell (Oboe), Laura Byrne (Flute),
Mathias Kunzli (Percussion)
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
2.
How can I keep from singing?, for choir by Robert Lowry
Performer:  Benjamin Wensel (Cello), Steven Geraghty (Keyboards), Regan Brough (Double Bass),
Joshua Madine (Keyboards), Alison Lowell (Oboe), Adrienne Hodges (Clarinet),
Armine Graham (Violin), Laura Byrne (Flute), Mathias Kunzli (Percussion),
Libera (), Robin Massie-Pighee (Viola), Regino Madrid (Violin),
Sidonie Wade (Percussion), Luke Wedge (Violin), Isaac London (Voice),
Nick Hodges (Viola), Mari Washington (Violin), Christina Wensel (Violin),
Aaron Cockson (Horn), Jessica Nilles (Cello)
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
3.
Morning has broken (Bunessan), song by Gaelic Traditional
Performer:  Joshua Madine (Keyboards), Alison Lowell (Oboe), Adrienne Hodges (Clarinet),
Armine Graham (Violin), Christina Wensel (Violin), Mari Washington (Violin),
Luke Wedge (Violin), Mathias Kunzli (Percussion), Laura Byrne (Flute),
Libera (), Robin Massie-Pighee (Viola), Sidonie Wade (Percussion),
Regan Brough (Double Bass), Jessica Nilles (Cello), Aaron Cockson (Horn),
Regino Madrid (Violin), Steven Geraghty (Keyboards), Benjamin Wensel (Cello),
Nick Hodges (Viola)
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
4.
Wayfaring Stranger, religious ballad by Traditional
Performer:  Luke Wedge (Violin), Regino Madrid (Violin), Nick Hodges (Viola),
Benjamin Wensel (Cello), Steven Geraghty (Keyboards), Regan Brough (Double Bass),
Joshua Madine (Keyboards), Alison Lowell (Oboe), Robin Massie-Pighee (Viola),
Sam Wiggin (Voice), Sidonie Wade (Percussion), Jessica Nilles (Cello),
Aaron Cockson (Horn), Mathias Kunzli (Percussion), Laura Byrne (Flute),
Libera (), Adrienne Hodges (Clarinet), Armine Graham (Violin),
Mari Washington (Violin), Christina Wensel (Violin)
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: Romantic 
Written: 18th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
5.
Amazing grace by John Newton
Performer:  Joshua Madine (Keyboards), Alison Lowell (Oboe), Mari Washington (Violin),
Jessica Nilles (Cello), Aaron Cockson (Horn), Adrienne Hodges (Clarinet),
Armine Graham (Violin), Christina Wensel (Violin), Robin Massie-Pighee (Viola),
Mathias Kunzli (Percussion), Laura Byrne (Flute), Libera (),
Ciaran Bradbury-Hickey (Voice), Regino Madrid (Violin), Luke Wedge (Violin),
Nick Hodges (Viola), Benjamin Wensel (Cello), Steven Geraghty (Keyboards),
Sidonie Wade (Percussion), Regan Brough (Double Bass)
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
6.
What a wonderful world by George David Weiss
Performer:  Adrienne Hodges (Clarinet), Armine Graham (Violin), Christina Wensel (Violin),
Mathias Kunzli (Percussion), Laura Byrne (Flute), Libera (),
Robin Massie-Pighee (Viola), Sidonie Wade (Percussion), Joshua Madine (Keyboards),
Alison Lowell (Oboe), Regan Brough (Double Bass), Luke Wedge (Violin),
Regino Madrid (Violin), Nick Hodges (Viola), Benjamin Wensel (Cello),
Steven Geraghty (Keyboards), Aaron Cockson (Horn), Jessica Nilles (Cello),
Mari Washington (Violin), Isaac London (Voice)
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
7.
The Prayer by David Foster
Performer:  Laura Byrne (Flute), Libera (), Robin Massie-Pighee (Viola),
Sidonie Wade (Percussion), Jessica Nilles (Cello), Joshua Madine (Keyboards),
Regan Brough (Double Bass), Benjamin Wensel (Cello), Steven Geraghty (Keyboards),
Nick Hodges (Viola), Regino Madrid (Violin), Luke Wedge (Violin),
Mari Washington (Violin), Isaac London (Voice), Mathias Kunzli (Percussion),
Adrienne Hodges (Clarinet), Aaron Cockson (Horn), Alison Lowell (Oboe),
Christina Wensel (Violin), Armine Graham (Violin)
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
8.
Be Still My Soul, for chorus (after Sibelius) by Robert Prizeman
Performer:  Luke Wedge (Violin), Regino Madrid (Violin), Nick Hodges (Viola),
Benjamin Wensel (Cello), Steven Geraghty (Keyboards), Robin Massie-Pighee (Viola),
Christina Wensel (Violin), Mari Washington (Violin), Armine Graham (Violin),
Adrienne Hodges (Clarinet), Jessica Nilles (Cello), Aaron Cockson (Horn),
Sidonie Wade (Percussion), Regan Brough (Double Bass), Joshua Madine (Keyboards),
Alison Lowell (Oboe), Libera (), Laura Byrne (Flute),
Mathias Kunzli (Percussion)
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
9.
How great Thou art by Traditional
Performer:  Joshua Madine (Keyboards), Alison Lowell (Oboe), Luke Wedge (Violin),
Regino Madrid (Violin), Nick Hodges (Viola), Benjamin Wensel (Cello),
Adrienne Hodges (Clarinet), Aaron Cockson (Horn), Sidonie Wade (Percussion),
Jessica Nilles (Cello), Sam Wiggin (Voice), Robin Massie-Pighee (Viola),
Libera (), Laura Byrne (Flute), Steven Geraghty (Keyboards),
Mari Washington (Violin), Christina Wensel (Violin), Armine Graham (Violin),
Regan Brough (Double Bass), Mathias Kunzli (Percussion)
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
10.
Rest in Peace (And Rise in Glory), hymn for mixed chorus by Peter Skellern
Performer:  Libera (), Robin Massie-Pighee (Viola), Aaron Cockson (Horn),
Jessica Nilles (Cello), Sidonie Wade (Percussion), Benjamin Wensel (Cello),
Nick Hodges (Viola), Regino Madrid (Violin), Mari Washington (Violin),
Luke Wedge (Violin), Christina Wensel (Violin), Thomas Delgado-Little (Voice),
Armine Graham (Violin), Alison Lowell (Oboe), Adrienne Hodges (Clarinet),
Joshua Madine (Keyboards), Steven Geraghty (Keyboards), Regan Brough (Double Bass),
Laura Byrne (Flute), Mathias Kunzli (Percussion)
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
11.
Sanctus (based on Pachelbel's Canon) by Robert Prizeman
Performer:  Laura Byrne (Flute), Libera (), Robin Massie-Pighee (Viola),
Sidonie Wade (Percussion), Jessica Nilles (Cello), Aaron Cockson (Horn),
Mari Washington (Violin), Christina Wensel (Violin), Armine Graham (Violin),
Adrienne Hodges (Clarinet), Alison Lowell (Oboe), Joshua Madine (Keyboards),
Steven Geraghty (Keyboards), Regan Brough (Double Bass), Nick Hodges (Viola),
Regino Madrid (Violin), Luke Wedge (Violin), Mathias Kunzli (Percussion),
Benjamin Wensel (Cello)
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
12.
Song of Life, for chorus (from the film Madonna Verde) by Takatsuko Muramatsu
Performer:  Robin Massie-Pighee (Viola), Sidonie Wade (Percussion), Jessica Nilles (Cello),
Aaron Cockson (Horn), Adrienne Hodges (Clarinet), Armine Graham (Violin),
Christina Wensel (Violin), Isaac London (Voice), Mari Washington (Violin),
Luke Wedge (Violin), Nick Hodges (Viola), Regino Madrid (Violin),
Benjamin Wensel (Cello), Steven Geraghty (Keyboards), Regan Brough (Double Bass),
Joshua Madine (Keyboards), Alison Lowell (Oboe), Libera (),
Laura Byrne (Flute), Mathias Kunzli (Percussion)
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
13.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sidonie Wade (Percussion), Jessica Nilles (Cello), Aaron Cockson (Horn),
Adrienne Hodges (Clarinet), Armine Graham (Violin), Christina Wensel (Violin),
Thomas Delgado-Little (Voice), Mari Washington (Violin), Luke Wedge (Violin),
Regino Madrid (Violin), Nick Hodges (Viola), Benjamin Wensel (Cello),
Steven Geraghty (Keyboards), Regan Brough (Double Bass), Joshua Madine (Keyboards),
Alison Lowell (Oboe), Robin Massie-Pighee (Viola), Libera (),
Laura Byrne (Flute), Mathias Kunzli (Percussion)
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
14.
Voca me by Robert Prizeman
Performer:  Libera (), Robin Massie-Pighee (Viola), Sidonie Wade (Percussion),
Jessica Nilles (Cello), Aaron Cockson (Horn), Adrienne Hodges (Clarinet),
Armine Graham (Violin), Christina Wensel (Violin), Thomas Delgado-Little (Voice),
Ciaran Bradbury-Hickey (Voice), Mari Washington (Violin), Regino Madrid (Violin),
Luke Wedge (Violin), Nick Hodges (Viola), Benjamin Wensel (Cello),
Steven Geraghty (Keyboards), Regan Brough (Double Bass), Joshua Madine (Keyboards),
Alison Lowell (Oboe), Laura Byrne (Flute), Mathias Kunzli (Percussion)
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
15.
How Shall We Sing That Majesty by Robert Prizeman
Performer:  Robin Massie-Pighee (Viola), Sidonie Wade (Percussion), Jessica Nilles (Cello),
Aaron Cockson (Horn), Adrienne Hodges (Clarinet), Alessandro Mackinnon-Botti (Voice),
Armine Graham (Violin), Christina Wensel (Violin), Lucas Wood (Voice),
Mari Washington (Violin), Luke Wedge (Violin), Regino Madrid (Violin),
Benjamin Wensel (Cello), Nick Hodges (Viola), Steven Geraghty (Keyboards),
Regan Brough (Double Bass), Joshua Madine (Keyboards), Alison Lowell (Oboe),
Libera (), Laura Byrne (Flute), Mathias Kunzli (Percussion)
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
16.
America the Beautiful (original title "Materna") by Samuel A. Ward
Performer:  Alison Lowell (Oboe), Adrienne Hodges (Clarinet), Armine Graham (Violin),
Christina Wensel (Violin), Mari Washington (Violin), Luke Wedge (Violin),
Regino Madrid (Violin), Libera (), Robin Massie-Pighee (Viola),
Sidonie Wade (Percussion), Jessica Nilles (Cello), Aaron Cockson (Horn),
Mathias Kunzli (Percussion), Laura Byrne (Flute), Benjamin Wensel (Cello),
Nick Hodges (Viola), Joshua Madine (Keyboards), Regan Brough (Double Bass),
Steven Geraghty (Keyboards)
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1895; United States of Ame 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 

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