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Sing Your Song / Amabile Choirs of London, Canada


Release Date: 03/03/2017 
Label:  Centrediscs   Catalog #: 23617  
Composer:  Matthew Emery
Performer:  Rosemary BannermanDavid LaidlawThomas Samson WilliamsHayoon Kim,   ... 
Conductor:  Carol BeynonWendy LandonMark PayneJacqueline Norman,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amabile Women's ChoirAmabile Men's ChoirJunior Amabile Singers,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sing Your Song represents a recording of 16 masterful choral works that pay tribute to the richness of Canadian musicianship and its composers. The Amabile Choirs of London, Canada have purposefully released this disc for Canada’s sesquicentennial to celebrate their rich choral heritage. This recording features the music of Matthew Emery, renowned Canadian composer, who has been commissioned to write dozens of new choral masterpieces with performances celebrated globally. His writing questions and challenges the human spirit and exemplifies why Canadian choral music is renowned around the world. His use of musical phrase is exquisite and mature; his use of harmonies decidedly unconventional yet readily understood; his marriage of text and Read more music a testament of his beliefs about how music can support the continued existence of a creative and inspiring world. His music definitively questions the world around us and requires the singer, conductor, and listener to respond to those questions spiritually, musically and aesthetically. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sweetest Love by Matthew Emery
Conductor:  Carol Beynon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amabile Women's Choir,  Amabile Men's Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
2.
Let Your Voice Be Heard by Matthew Emery
Performer:  Rosemary Bannerman (Piano)
Conductor:  Wendy Landon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Junior Amabile Singers,  Amabile Treble Concert Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
3.
A Pickthal Triptych by Matthew Emery
Conductor:  Mark Payne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amabile Men's Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
4.
If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking by Matthew Emery
Performer:  Rosemary Bannerman (Piano)
Conductor:  Jacqueline Norman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Junior Amabile Singers,  Amabile Treble Concert Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
5.
Still Colors (Velvet Shoes) by Matthew Emery
Conductor:  Brenda Zadorsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amabile Chamber Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
6.
Ferry Me Across the Water by Matthew Emery
Performer:  Rosemary Bannerman (Piano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Beynon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Junior Amabile Singers,  Amabile Treble Concert Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
7.
Friend, Pass Softly by Matthew Emery
Conductor:  Brenda Zadorsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amabile Women's Choir,  Amabile Men's Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
8.
Haul on the Bowline by Matthew Emery
Performer:  David Laidlaw (Percussion), Thomas Samson Williams (Violin)
Conductor:  Mark Payne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amabile Men's Choir,  Amabile Young Men's Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
9.
O My Love by Matthew Emery
Performer:  Hayoon Kim (Piano)
Conductor:  Brenda Zadorsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amabile Young Women's Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
10.
Sleep Now by Matthew Emery
Conductor:  Carol Beynon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amabile Men's Choir,  Amabile Young Men's Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
11.
Good Night by Matthew Emery
Performer:  Hayoon Kim (Piano)
Conductor:  Brenda Zadorsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amabile Women's Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
12.
I Arise Today by Matthew Emery
Performer:  Jose Landry (Flute), Hayoon Kim (Piano)
Conductor:  Brenda Zadorsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amabile Youth Singers
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
13.
Remember'd Songs by Matthew Emery
Conductor:  Don Sills
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amabile Young Men's Ensemble,  Amabile Youth Singers
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
14.
Sing Your Song by Matthew Emery
Performer:  David Laidlaw (Percussion), Denise Jung (Piano)
Conductor:  Matthew Emery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amabile Women's Choir,  Amabile Men's Choir,  Amabile Treble Concert Choir  ... 
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 

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