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Yannatos: Trinity Mass / Harvard-radcliffe Orchestra, Et Al


Release Date: 07/01/1997 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 241   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  James Yannatos
Performer:  Robert HoneysuckerLucy SheltonMilagro VargasJason Robards,   ... 
Conductor:  James Yannatos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard Glee ClubRadcliffe Choral SocietyBack Bay Chorale,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEW:

"Trinity Mass is possibly a masterpiece worthy to stand comparison with such other 20th-century milestones as Britten's War Requiem, Tippet's A Child of Our Time and The Mask Of Time, Penderecki's St. Luke's Passion, or Nono's Prometeo. Yannatos has cast his net over an incredibly wide range of both music and literature and managed to fuse the results into a unified whole. That in and of itself is remarkable; but beyond that there is a wonderfully personal tone to it all that amplifies both the emotional immediacy and the sense that important things are being said directly and simply, regardless of the enormous forces and the complexity of the apparatus.This is exactly the sort of new American music that should be
Read more showing up in our major musical centers." (Fanfare)
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Works on This Recording

1. Trinity Mass by James Yannatos
Performer:  Robert Honeysucker (Bass), Lucy Shelton (Soprano), Milagro Vargas (Mezzo Soprano),
Jason Robards (Spoken Vocals), Sanford Sylvan (Baritone), Jon Humphrey (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Yannatos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard Glee Club,  Radcliffe Choral Society,  Back Bay Chorale  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; USA 
Length: 73 Minutes 41 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Trinity Mass: Kyrie (Prologue): Arioso: Shee Na Sha (oh-oo-ah) (Bass, Chorus) - Recitative and Aria: Alakeri i psihi mya kravyi (My entire soul is a cry) (Baritone, Chorus)
Trinity Mass: Dies Irae, Part I: Day of Trinity: Dies irae, dies illa (Day of Wrath) (Chorus) - Recitative and Arioso: Woe to the multitude (Bass) - Arioso: My family did not believe (Soprano) - ...
Trinity Mass: Dies Irae, Part I: Day of Trinity: Aria: To whom can I speak (Soprano) - The night after Hiroshima (Tenor, Narrator) - We have killed (Tenor, Bass, Chorus) - Aria: That first night...
Trinity Mass: Dies Irae, Part I: Day of Trinity: Finale, Part I: Liber scriptus proferetur (Lo, the book exactly worded) (Soloists, Chorus)
Trinity Mass: Dies Irae, Part II: Day of Thebes: Suspicion... security risk... the state... threat (Chorus, Soloists, Narrator) - Arioso: Fading, fading strength beyond (Soprano)
Trinity Mass: Dies Irae, Part II: Day of Thebes: Lacrymosa: Lacrymosa dies illa (Ah, that day of tears and mourning) (Soloists, Chorus)
Trinity Mass: Dies Irae, Part II: Day of Thebes: Hiroshima Aria: Pie Jesu Domine (Lord all pitying, Jesus blest) (Mezzo Soprano, Soprano, Chorus)
Trinity Mass: Dies Irae, Part II: Day of Thebes: Hostias: He was a burning and shining light (Soloist, Chorus)
Trinity Mass: Credo in Reduxio ad Absurdum: Trio: I believe in technology (Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Chorus)
Trinity Mass: Credo in Reduxio ad Absurdum: The Cold Men: There are old men (Children's Chorus)
Trinity Mass: Sanctus: Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus (Holy, holy, holy) (Chorus I and II) - Aria: To lambrotero prosopo (God is the most resplendent) (Baritone)
Trinity Mass: Sanctus: Aria: My Lord, what a morning (Soprano, Chorus, Children's Chorus) - Duet: Holy Mother Earth (Soprano, Baritone, Chorus, Children's Chorus) - Hosanna in excelsis (Chorus, Children's Chorus)
Trinity Mass: Agnus Dei (Epilogue): I dream of that day (Soloists, Chorus)

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