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Hole in the Sky / Jordan, Westminster Williamson Voices


Release Date: 09/30/2016 
Label:  Gia Choral Works   Catalog #: GIACD-995  
Composer:  Ola GjeiloEric WhitacreThomas LavoyStephen Paulus,   ... 
Performer:  Corey EverlyNick MastersonPeter CarterMoira Susan Gannon,   ... 
Conductor:  James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Williamson Voices
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The world renowned Westminster Choir College’s Williamson Voices presents this new release with music from some of the greatest choral composers of all time, including Britten, Bruckner, Mendelssohn, Part, and Whitacre. The sound worlds which are explored in this release are colorful, vivid, and contrasting. Britten’s “Jubilate Deo” is joyful and shimmering, Mendelssohn’s “Veni Domine” adds a unique texture as a work for women’s choir, and the “Kyrie” from Tomas Luis de Victoria’s 1604 Requiem casts an enchanting and timeless glow over the listener. The music chosen for this program has a common thread, and that is the ability to tear a hole into our spiritual core and provide a deeper understanding of life and living. The Westminster Read more Williamson Voices is conducted by James Jordan, and was described by Gramophone magazine as an ensemble of “intimate and forceful choral artistry,” with a tone that is “controlled and silken in sustained phrases as they are vibrantly sonorous in extroverted material.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Spheres by Ola Gjeilo
Conductor:  James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010; Norway 
2.
She Weeps Over Rahoon by Eric Whitacre
Performer:  Corey Everly (Piano), Nick Masterson (English Horn)
Conductor:  James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
3.
As I Walk the Silent Earth by Thomas Lavoy
Conductor:  James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Williamson Voices
4.
The Three Hermits: Pilgrim's Hymn by Stephen Paulus
Conductor:  James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1997; USA 
5.
Old American Songs, Set 2: At the River by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Corey Everly (Piano)
Conductor:  James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: 20th Century 
6.
And Dream Awhile by Blake R. Henson
Conductor:  James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Williamson Voices
7.
Jubilate Deo by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Peter Carter (Organ)
Conductor:  James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; England 
8.
Officium defunctorum: Kyrie by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Williamson Voices
9.
Good Night, Dear Heart by Dan Forrest
Performer:  Corey Everly (Piano)
Conductor:  James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Williamson Voices
10.
Motets (3) for Chorus and Organ, Op. 39: no 1, Hear my prayer by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Moira Susan Gannon (Alto), Peter Carter (Organ)
Conductor:  James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830/1838; Germany 
11.
Da pacem Domine by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2004; Germany 
12.
Hark, I hear the harps eternal by Traditional
Performer:  Sara Munson (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Williamson Voices
13.
Locus iste in C major, WAB 23 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Motets (4) on Gregorian themes, Op. 10: no 4, Tantum ergo by Maurice Duruflé
Conductor:  James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; France 
15.
The road home by Stephen Paulus
Performer:  Emily Rosoff (Alto)
Conductor:  James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: 20th Century 

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