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Season of Light / Clurman, Essential Voices USA


Release Date: 11/18/2016 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 70006   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jacob NarverudJohn BucchinoMykola LeontovychTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  Lee Musiker
Conductor:  Judith Clurman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Essential Voices USA
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

At the season of the winter solstice, light diminishes in our world. To counteract the onslaught of the darkness, traditional religions have created festivals to hold fast to a small steady flicker of illumination. Essential Voices USA presents a sampler of music celebrating this effort to infuse light and joy into the holiday season. We go from Thanksgiving to Christmas to Chanukah and to the New Year, with both new music and traditional carols - an emotional journey through the holiday seasons. Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA is one of New York's preeminent choral ensembles - it performs in many of the city's iconic venues and events and records and premieres works by America's finest composers and lyricists. Regularly on stage with Read more the New York Pops in it's Carnegie Hall subscription series, televised on NBC's July 4th Macy's 2014 Spectacular Fireworks and the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting in 2011 and 2012, the ensemble comprises a talented roster of seasoned professionals and auditioned volunteers, dynamically fitted to the unique needs of each project. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Season of Light by Jacob Narverud
Conductor:  Judith Clurman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Essential Voices USA
2.
Grateful by John Bucchino
Performer:  Lee Musiker (Piano)
Conductor:  Judith Clurman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Essential Voices USA
3.
Carol of the Bells by Mykola Leontovych
Conductor:  Judith Clurman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Essential Voices USA
Period: Modern 
Written: 1910; Ukraine 
4.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Performer:  Lee Musiker (Piano)
Conductor:  Judith Clurman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Essential Voices USA
Written: England 
5.
Ave Maria gratia plena by Jean Mouton
Conductor:  Judith Clurman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Essential Voices USA
6.
Chanukah Song "We Are Lights" by Stephen Schwartz
Performer:  Lee Musiker (Piano)
Conductor:  Judith Clurman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Essential Voices USA
7.
Friday Afternoons, Op. 7: no 5, New Year Carol by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Lee Musiker (Piano)
Conductor:  Judith Clurman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Essential Voices USA
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933-1935; England 
8.
Auld Lang Syne by Traditional
Performer:  Lee Musiker (Piano)
Conductor:  Judith Clurman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Essential Voices USA
Period: Classical 
Written: Scotland 

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