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Toensing: Responsoria / Shuler, Saint Luke In The Fields

Release Date: 09/26/2000 
Label:  North/South Recordings   Catalog #: 1022   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Toensing
Performer:  Thomas KolorTroy L. Rinker Jr.Christopher Oldfather
Conductor:  David Shuler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Luke in the Fields Chapel Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Divine Office, a series of prayer services, has been sung in the cathedrals and monastic communities of the Roman Catholic Church since the sixth century. The Divine Office consists of eight services, each associated with a particular time of day. On the Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Holy Week the Offices of Matins and Lauds are combined collectively as the services of Tenebrae (darkness). It is the lessons from Jeremiah and the nine responsories provided for each of the three days that have so inspired composers through the centuries. Richard Toensing's Responsoria follows a long tradition of setting the responsory texts. Currently Toensing serves as Chair of the Composition Department at the University of Colorado, where he has Read more directed the Electronic Music Studio and University of Colorado New Music Festival. His output includes works for orchestra, chamber orchestra, chamber music, chorus, piano and organ. Read less

Works on This Recording

Responsoria by Richard Toensing
Performer:  Thomas Kolor (Percussion), Troy L. Rinker Jr. (Double Bass), Christopher Oldfather (Piano)
Conductor:  David Shuler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Luke in the Fields Chapel Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  St. Luke in the Fields, New York City 
Length: 127 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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