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Colors Of Love - Choral Music / Chanticleer


Release Date: 05/18/1999 
Label:  Teldec   Catalog #: 24570   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Steven Edward StuckyBernard RandsZhou LongChen Yi,   ... 
Performer:  Philip WilderKevin BaumMichael Lichtenauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

What incredible blend this 12-piece group displays: it’s like a blown-up version of the King’s Singers, with twice the range and four times the sonority. And the tuning is quite exemplary: Steven Stucky’s Cradle Songs (from Brazil, Poland and Tobago) are lush and hypnotic, and use all the harmonic tricks of close-harmony arrangements. The danger could be that the performers can only sing slick, but they manage to find a much simpler style for John Tavener’s ‘Village Wedding’, with its Eastern melismas over a drone bass. They aren’t quite so comfortable in the more contrapuntal moments of Bernard Rands Canti d’Amor, but show that they can hit even the scrunchiest of chords with complete confidence, and, in Augusta Read Thomas’s ‘The Rub of Read more Love’, make light of pitch problems in an atonal context. The two Chinese pieces are the least interesting, with Zhou Long going for dull convention, and Chen Yi using the sort of parallel harmony that would be called Chinoiserie if employed by a Western composer. Perhaps most remarkable is Steven Sametz’s ‘in time of’, which starts out very simply, and then proliferates to cover an enormous range – from sonorous bass to the extraordinary sound of male sopranos in full cry.
Performance: 5 (out of 5) Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Martin Cotton, BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Cradle Songs: Rouxinol do pico preto by Steven Edward Stucky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Portuguese 
2.
Cradle Songs: Lilajze, Jezuniu by Steven Edward Stucky
Performer:  Philip Wilder (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Polish 
3.
Cradle Songs: Buy Baby Ribbon by Steven Edward Stucky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Canti d'Amor: Winds of May, that dance on the sea by Bernard Rands
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Canti d'Amor: O cool is the valley by Bernard Rands
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Canti d'Amor: This heart that flutters near my heart by Bernard Rands
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Canti d'Amor: Silently she's combing her long hair by Bernard Rands
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
Canti d'Amor: Gentle lady, do not sing sad songs by Bernard Rands
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Canti d'Amor: Sleep now, O you unquiet heart! by Bernard Rands
Performer:  Kevin Baum (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Canti d'Amor: All day I hear the noise of waters by Bernard Rands
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
Words of the Sun by Zhou Long
Performer:  Michael Lichtenauer (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; China 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Tang Poems: Written on a Rainy Night by Chen Yi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
Tang Poems: Wild Grass by Chen Yi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
The Rub of Love by Augusta Read Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
in time of by Steven Sametz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995/1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 9 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Ver: 1997 
16.
Love Songs: Look out upon the stars, my love by Augusta Read Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
Love Songs: Love is a beautiful dream by Augusta Read Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
18.
Love Songs: Alas, the love of women! by Augusta Read Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
Love Songs: For stony limits cannot hold love out by Augusta Read Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
20.
Love Songs: All mankind love a lover by Augusta Read Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 0 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
21.
Village Wedding by John Tavener
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; England 
Date of Recording: 01/1999 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 9 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 

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