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Songs of Darkness & Hope / Messalonskee Public Schools Choral Program


Release Date: 09/22/2017 
Label:  Affetto Records   Catalog #: AF1710  
Composer:  TraditionalDoreen RaoDavid NechesRandall Stroope,   ... 
Performer:  Pam RheinMary Jo Carlson
Conductor:  Joshua BickfordAmy PetersonKevin Rhein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Messalonskee Public Schools MastersingersMessalonskee Public Schools 7th and 8th Grade ChorusMessalonskee Public Schools 5th Grade Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Songs of Darkness and Hope" was the culmination of a project conceived and created by choral music teacher Pam Rhein of the Meesalonskee Public Schools - Rural School Unit #18 in Oakland Maine for the “Shoah Student Education Initiative” of the Maine State Holocaust and Human Rights Center in the state capital of Augusta. The songs are composed from poems written by interred children found on the walls of concentration camps after WW2, along with a few camp work songs found in the Center’s historical archives. Sung by over 400 students from 5th grade through high school, combined choirs and select auditioned choirs conducted by high school choral teacher Kevin Rhein, the creation of this album was a moving experience in education Read more which changed the lives of those involved, students and teachers alike, many of whom were moved to tears upon hearing the pre-production master. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sim shalom by Traditional
Performer:  Pam Rhein (Piano), Mary Jo Carlson (Violin)
Conductor:  Joshua Bickford,  Amy Peterson,  Kevin Rhein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Messalonskee Public Schools Mastersingers
2.
Anima Amin by Traditional
Performer:  Pam Rhein (Piano), Mary Jo Carlson (Violin)
Conductor:  Joshua Bickford,  Amy Peterson,  Kevin Rhein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Messalonskee Public Schools 7th and 8th Grade Chorus
3.
Zolzain Sholem by Traditional
Performer:  Pam Rhein (Piano), Mary Jo Carlson (Violin)
Conductor:  Joshua Bickford,  Amy Peterson,  Kevin Rhein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Messalonskee Public Schools 5th Grade Chorus
4.
Dodi Li by Doreen Rao
Performer:  Pam Rhein (Piano), Mary Jo Carlson (Violin)
Conductor:  Joshua Bickford,  Amy Peterson,  Kevin Rhein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Messalonskee Public Schools 6th Grade Chorus
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
5.
Shiru L'Adonai by David Neches
Performer:  Pam Rhein (Piano), Mary Jo Carlson (Violin)
Conductor:  Joshua Bickford,  Amy Peterson,  Kevin Rhein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Messalonskee Public Schools Mastersingers,  Messalonskee Public Schools 7th and 8th Grade Chorus,  Messalonskee Public Schools 5th Grade Chorus  ... 
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
6.
Inscription of Hope by Randall Stroope
Performer:  Pam Rhein (Piano), Mary Jo Carlson (Violin)
Conductor:  Joshua Bickford,  Amy Peterson,  Kevin Rhein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Messalonskee Public Schools High School Chorus
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
7.
At Terazin by Joel Hardyk
Performer:  Pam Rhein (Piano), Mary Jo Carlson (Violin)
Conductor:  Joshua Bickford,  Amy Peterson,  Kevin Rhein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Messalonskee Public Schools Ladies Chorus
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
8.
The Butterfly by Joel Hardyk
Performer:  Pam Rhein (Piano), Mary Jo Carlson (Violin)
Conductor:  Joshua Bickford,  Amy Peterson,  Kevin Rhein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Messalonskee Public Schools Ladies Chorus
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
9.
Peat Bog Soldiers by Traditional
Performer:  Pam Rhein (Piano), Mary Jo Carlson (Violin)
Conductor:  Joshua Bickford,  Amy Peterson,  Kevin Rhein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Messalonskee Public Schools Men's Chorus
10.
Dachaulied by Herbert Zipper
Performer:  Pam Rhein (Piano), Mary Jo Carlson (Violin)
Conductor:  Joshua Bickford,  Amy Peterson,  Kevin Rhein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Messalonskee Public Schools Men's Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 
11.
Ragtime: Make Them Hear You by Stephen Flaherty
Performer:  Pam Rhein (Piano), Mary Jo Carlson (Violin)
Conductor:  Joshua Bickford,  Amy Peterson,  Kevin Rhein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Messalonskee Public Schools Mastersingers
Period: 20th Century 

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