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The Hope of Living: Choral Music of Jake Runestad / Johnson, Conspirare


Release Date: 08/09/2019 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: DE 3578  
Composer:  Jake Runestad
Performer:  Michael JonesAlissa Ruth SuverMela DaileyStefanie Moore,   ... 
Conductor:  Craig Hella Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Conspirare
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jake Runestad is one of America’s leading composers of the younger generation; witness his many commissions from prestigious ensembles and artist institutions worldwide. This, the first Delos album devoted to his music, presents many of his finest choral compositions. Listeners will marvel at the rich, luminous textures, lyricism and harmonic wizardry of his compositions as he explores (among others) themes of love, spirituality and the natural world in mesmerizing settings of verses by poets ranging from medieval mystics to more contemporary masters. And what better ensemble to perform these rarefied pieces than Craig Hella Johnson’s Grammy winning Conspirare chamber choir, a select professional ensemble that has captivated choral fans Read more worldwide for nearly three decades now. Among American choirs, it has achieved near-legendary status for its consistently supreme technical mastery, collective musicality, interpretive depth and other-worldly sonic lushness. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Waves by Jake Runestad
Performer:  Michael Jones (Tenor)
Conductor:  Craig Hella Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Conspirare
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
2.
American Triptych by Jake Runestad
Conductor:  Craig Hella Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Conspirare
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
3.
Why the Caged Bird Sings by Jake Runestad
Performer:  Alissa Ruth Suver (Soprano)
Conductor:  Craig Hella Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Conspirare
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
4.
Spirited Light by Jake Runestad
Conductor:  Craig Hella Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Conspirare
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
5.
Let My Love Be Heard by Jake Runestad
Conductor:  Craig Hella Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Conspirare
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
6.
And So I Go On by Jake Runestad
Performer:  Mela Dailey (Soprano)
Conductor:  Craig Hella Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Conspirare
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
7.
The Hope of Loving by Jake Runestad
Performer:  Stefanie Moore (Soprano), Dann Coakwell (Tenor), Simon Barrad (Baritone)
Conductor:  Craig Hella Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Conspirare
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
8.
Into the Light: IV. Flower into Kindness by Jake Runestad
Performer:  Kathlene Ritch (Soprano)
Conductor:  Craig Hella Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Conspirare
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

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