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Aldridge: Parables - An Interfaith Oratorio / Romey, University Of Minnesota

Yunus / Okell
Release Date: 07/08/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 110358  
Composer:  Robert Aldridge
Performer:  Monica YunusJoseph OkellAdriana ZabalaPhilip Zawisza
Conductor:  Kathy Saltzman Romey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Minnesota ChorusesUniversity of Minnesota SingersUniversity of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein are internationally renowned for their GRAMMY® award-winning opera Elmer Gantry (2007). Their follow-up collaboration, Parables (2010) is a cantata for soloists, a 200-voice choir and 80-piece orchestra. The attack on the World Trade Center in September 2001 haunts its writing but the use of passages from the Torah, New Testament and Koran seeks to bind the major faiths' commonality, hopeful of healing and reconciliation. In this staged performance young dancers, costumes, and projection emphasize the music's powerfully theatrical impact.

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 51 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD
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Works on This Recording

Parables by Robert Aldridge
Performer:  Monica Yunus (Soprano), Joseph Okell (Tenor), Adriana Zabala (Mezzo Soprano),
Philip Zawisza (Baritone)
Conductor:  Kathy Saltzman Romey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Minnesota Choruses,  University of Minnesota Singers,  University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra
Written: 2010 

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