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Seven Words from the Cross / Skylark


Release Date: 03/23/2018 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 92219  
Composer:  TraditionalWilliam BillingsHugo DistlerHildegard of Bingen,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Skylark is a premiere vocal ensemble of leading American vocal soloists, chamber musicians, and music educators. Skylark’s music has been described as: “sublimely beautiful” (Opera Obsession) “engrossing...reaches in through the ribs and grips the vitals” (Q2/WQXR NY) “leave a hardened critic near tears” (Boston Music Intelligencer) With “some of Boston’s best singers” (Boston Globe) “Skylark can sway you softly into calm and then all but throw you across the room with sheer harmonic force” (Thought Catalog) The Project SEVEN: words from the cross, is a diverse and innovative program of music for Good Friday, pairing music from the United States with choral music from other parts of the world. This highly original album progresses through Read more the scriptural seven last words of Christ on the Cross, pairing the music of William Billings and the Sacred Harp with the music of contemporary composers Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Jaakko Mäntyjärvi. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: Romantic 
Written: United States of Ame 
2.
When Jesus Wept by William Billings
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; United States 
3.
Amazing Grace by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
4.
Wondrous love by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
5.
Jordan by William Billings
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1786; United States 
6.
Geistliche Chormusik, Op. 12: no 5, Ich wollt, dass ich daheime wär by Hugo Distler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934-1941; Germany 
7.
Caritas abundat in omnia by Hildegard of Bingen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
8.
Break it Gently to My Mother by Fred Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
9.
David's Lamentation by William Billings
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1778; United States 
10.
Motets (4) pour un temps de pénitence: no 2, Vinea mea electa by Francis Poulenc
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1939; France 
11.
In Deep Distress I Oft Have Cried by William Billings
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: Classical 
Written: United States 
12.
The Holy Cross by Anna Thorvaldsdottir
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Iceland 
13.
Death May Dissolve by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
14.
In manus tuas Domine no 1 by John Sheppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
15.
Just As I Am by William B. Bradbury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skylark
Period: Romantic 
Written: United States 

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