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Rodríguez: Works For Chorus And Orchestra / Sleeper, Et Al


Release Date: 06/26/2001 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 430   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Performer:  George CordesRodney Nolan
Conductor:  Thomas M. Sleeper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Miami Symphoniy OrchestraUniversity of Miami ChoraleMiami Children's Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Robert Xavier Rodriguez is one of the most significant and often-performed American composers of his generation. His teachers have included Nadia Boulanger, Jacob Druckman, Bruno Maderna and Elliott Carter. His Forbidden Fire, Cantata for the Next Millennium is scored for bass-baritone, double chorus and orchestra. The work was commissioned by the University of Miami School of Music and received its world premiere on October 17, 1998. Conceived as a companion piece to Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, it is a 22 minute exploration of dangerous or forbidden knowledge, as represented by the Promethean metaphor of stealing fire from the gods. Con Flor y Canto is a narrative cantata, the central portion of Rodriguez' Adoracion Ambulante (1994), a Read more full-evening multi-media Mexican folk celebration. This work had its premiere in October, 1994. Scrooge, Concert Scenes from "A Christmas Carol" for bass-baritone, Chorus and Orchestra telescopes the actions and myriad characters of Dicken's story into an 18 minute tour de force of five short scenes featuring the single character of Scrooge accompanied by a chorus of ghosts and holiday revelers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Forbidden Fire by Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Performer:  George Cordes (Baritone)
Conductor:  Thomas M. Sleeper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Miami Symphoniy Orchestra,  University of Miami Chorale,  Miami Children's Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
Length: 22 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Adoracion ambulante: Con flor y canto by Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Performer:  George Cordes (Baritone), Rodney Nolan (Tenor)
Conductor:  Thomas M. Sleeper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Miami Symphoniy Orchestra,  Miami Children's Chorus,  University of Miami Concert Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
Length: 17 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
3.
Scrooge by Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Performer:  George Cordes (Baritone)
Conductor:  Thomas M. Sleeper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Miami Symphoniy Orchestra,  University of Miami Chorale
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
Length: 19 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Forbidden Fire: All that is, all that was, and all that is to be ...
Forbidden Fire: And the Lord God formed man ...
Forbidden Fire: How beauteous Mankind is!
Forbidden Fire: And I saw a new heaven and a new earth ...
Forbidden Fire: No bonds can hold, no bounds can stay my flight ...
Adoracion ambulante: Con Flor y Canto
Scrooge

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