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Gordon Myers: God's Trombones / Patterson, Helfrich, Et Al


Release Date: 05/09/2000 
Label:  Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog #: 3373   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gordon Myers
Performer:  Gordon MyersChris Helfrich
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei CantoresGloriae Dei Brass Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

James Weldon Johnsonís Godís Trombones-Seven Negro Sermons in Verse was published by the Viking Press in 1927. Having enjoyed many reprintings, it has become a classic in American literature. In the preface of the book, Mr. Johnson writes, ìthe history of the Negro preacher reaches back to Colonial daysÖin the two or three decades before the Civil War Negro preachers in the north, many of them well-educated and cultured, were courageous spokesmen against slavery and all its evilsÖî The American singer and composer Gordon Myers was born in Shell Rock, Iowa. His native talent and beautiful baritone voice led to studies at Juilliard and, after serving in World War II, he returned to New York and began a career which would include radio, Read more television, Broadway and teaching. He was a baritone soloist with Noah Greenbergsí famed New York Pro Musica. By 1960, Myers had chosen Godís Trombones for a musical setting as a doctoral thesis at Teacherís College at Columbia University. The first performance was given there on February 21, 1964. Written in a decidedly old-fashioned hymn-tune style, somewhat like a modern William Billings, this is a warmly reverent, inspirational work with great appeal for liturgical music listeners and those who appreciate American choral writing. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. God's Trombones by Gordon Myers
Performer:  Gordon Myers (Baritone), Chris Helfrich (Soprano)
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores,  Gloriae Dei Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 

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