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Crossing Over / Skylark [CD + Blu-ray Audio]

Release Date: 03/25/2016 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 92200   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Daniel ElderJohn TavenerNikolai KedrovJón Leifs,   ... 
Performer:  Margot RoodSarah MoyerJessica Petrus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Crossing Over features the music of Anna Thorvaldsdottir, John Tavener, William Schuman, Daniel Elder, and more. This release contains world premiere recordings, as well as rarely recorded pieces. Skylark is a chamber choir consisting of professional musicians from across the United States. The group also performs educational programs for students across the nation.


All the music is concise, in the manner of utterances made or heard on a deathbed; the longest work clocking in at just over nine minutes. This is new music, put together in a new way, beautifully sung and recorded. In short, it's fabulous for listeners looking for a place to start with contemporary choral music, downbeat subject
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Works on This Recording

Elegy, for chorus & soloists by Daniel Elder
Performer:  Margot Rood (Soprano), Sarah Moyer (Soprano), Jessica Petrus (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: Contemporary 
Butterfly Dreams by John Tavener
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003; England 
Otche nach (Our Father), for chorus by Nikolai Kedrov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: 20th Century 
Requiem, Op 33b by Jón Leifs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; Iceland 
Heliocentric Meditation by Robert Vuichard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: Contemporary 
Carols of Death by William Schumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: 20th Century 
Heyr ţú oss himnum á by Anna Thorvaldsdottir
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2005 
Funeral Ikos by John Tavener
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; England 

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