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Bates: Children of Adam - Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem / Smith, Richmond Symphony

Release Date: 08/16/2019 
Label:  Reference Recordings   Catalog #: 732  
Composer:  Mason BatesRalph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Michelle AreyzagaKevin Deas
Conductor:  Steven Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richmond Symphony OrchestraRichmond Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Groundbreaking new music from Mason Bates and the Richmond Symphony! Reference Recordings is proud to present a World Première recording of MASON BATES: Children of Adam, songs of creation– Commissioned by the Richmond Symphony; coupled with RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Dona nobis pacem. These pieces both draw inspiration from Walt Whitman’s poetry and this release celebrates his bicentennial (born 1819). Children of Adam is a collection of exuberant celebrations of creation, from American poets to sacred and Native American texts. The title comes from a Whitman poem that appears throughout the work in the form of brief "fanfare intermezzos." Between these choral fanfares, each movement of the work offers a different perspective Read more on creation. Recently named the most-performed composer of his generation and the 2018 Composer of the Year by Musical America, Mason Bates serves as the first composer-in-residence of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Championed by renowned conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Leonard Slatkin, his symphonic work has received widespread acceptance for its unique integration of electronic sounds, and his opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, won a GRAMMY® Award for “Best Opera Recording. Read less

Works on This Recording

Children of Adam by Mason Bates
Conductor:  Steven Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richmond Symphony Orchestra,  Richmond Symphony Chorus
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
Dona nobis pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Michelle Areyzaga (Soprano), Kevin Deas (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Steven Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richmond Symphony Orchestra,  Richmond Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; England 

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