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The Unknown Masterpiece / St. Martin's Chamber Choir


Release Date: 11/01/2005 
Label:  St. Martin's Chamber Choir   Catalog #: 7   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Terry SchlenkerRobert S. CohenCraig CarnahanJohannes Brahms,   ... 
Conductor:  Timothy J. Krueger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 51 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"This Denver-based choir, recorded in concerts in their 2003-04 season, does better work than many I've heard in studio recordings from respected labels. They further offer a remarkable selection of worthwhile new music for a cappella choir-and every piece is some sort of premiere (World, American, or Colorado)-from mostly little-known or emerging composers. In his notes, Director Krueger writes happily of the opportunity to introduce "the unknown masterpiece", a work that "has legs"-one that is likely to be published, taken up by other choirs, and to have a shot at permanent repertoire status. He believes that some of the works heard here--several of them commissioned by this choir--are strong candidates for just Read more such upward mobility, and I'm inclined to agree with him. One of the most telling criteria for the evaluation of any choir is the quality of the composers who write for it.

The choir performs at a level of refinement and assurance that is seldom heard in concert performances. Pinpoint intonation, rhythmic precision, luxuriant tone, and deep interpretations-this group has it all. Sound is excellent, especially for such on-site recordings, and you hear hardly a peep from the audience.

In all, this is a significant release-evidence that world-class musical treasures may indeed be found in some out-the-way places."

-- Lindsay Koob, American Record Guide [3/2006]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Mass for double choir by Terry Schlenker
Conductor:  Timothy J. Krueger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
2.
Sprig of Lilac by Robert S. Cohen
Conductor:  Timothy J. Krueger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
3.
A Cradle Song by Craig Carnahan
Conductor:  Timothy J. Krueger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
4.
Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Timothy J. Krueger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
5.
I Sing of a Maid by Philip Russell Rea
Conductor:  Timothy J. Krueger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: Philip Russell Rea is also known as Philip, Lord Rea of Eskdale 
6.
These Few Tears by Janet Vanden Bosch
Conductor:  Timothy J. Krueger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
7.
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Timothy J. Krueger
Conductor:  Timothy J. Krueger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 

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