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Appalachian Sketches / O'Connor, Gloriae Dei Cantores

Release Date: 08/07/2001 
Label:  Paraclete Recordings   Catalog #: 3348   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Mark O'Connor
Performer:  Mark O'Connor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"In many circles Let Us Move will be highly praised for its built-in energy, its frequently catchy rhythms and appealing melodic/harmonic effects and for the way it appears to cleverly combine elements of early American musical styles with more modern features....The rest of the program offers well-chosen examples of the repertoire promised by the disc's title and liner notes early American folk-hymns and arrangements, performed in Gloriae Dei Cantore's usual expert, technically assured, stylistically appropriate manner. This choir...has vast experience in performance of all sorts of repertoire, but director Elizabeth Patterson always is careful to honor the music's historical context and most importantly the words. And we Read more hear every one, delivered with conviction and concern for balance among sections and overall ensemble blend....I highly recommend Gloriae Dei Cantores' performances, available on numerous recordings of this same label."
—David Vernier, Classics Today

"Nothing could have prepared me for the day I first heard this music sung back to me. . . . Gloriæ Dei Cantores' voices sounded like angels descending from Heaven, delivering and rendering my music in a way that seemed to shake the rafters and elevate the spirit."
—Mark O'Connor, featured violin soloist

"What a delight!...Ms. Patterson's group is just excellent lovely tone, immersion in the text, and understanding of the style. I loved hearing the sympathetic performances of the Eight Mountain Hymns as well as the better-known arrangements. And Mark O'Connor's composition is just lovely wonderful to hear the violin moving around, within, above the voices. It's very imaginative and appealing."
—Alice Parker, Melodious Accord
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Works on This Recording

Let us move by Mark O'Connor
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

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