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Heavenly Hurt / Parker


Release Date: 09/15/2017 
Label:  Gothic Records   Catalog #: G-49310  
Composer:  Alice Parker
Performer:  Eugene FriesenPaul VasileSarah Abigail GriffithsRose Stewart,   ... 
Conductor:  Alice Parker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melodious AccordManhattan String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In our time, there has been no greater advocate for singing music than Alice Parker. Recipient of six honorary doctorates and the Smith College Medal, Parker has widely influenced choral music in America as a composer, conductor and teacher. She began composing early, and wrote her first orchestral score while still in high school. After graduating from Smith College with a major in music performance and composition, she completed a master’s degree from The Juilliard School where she studied choral conducting with Robert Shaw. Her arrangements of folksongs, hymns and spirituals with Robert Shaw form an enduring repertoire for choruses all around the world. She continues composing in many forms, from operas to cantatas, sacred anthems to Read more secular dances, song cycles to string quartets. She has been commissioned by such groups as the Vancouver Chamber Chorus, the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Chanticleer. Parker has published books on melodic styles, choral improvisation and ‘Good Singing in Church.’ Her detailed analysis, The Anatomy of Melody, was released in 2006. In 2010, as a part of the Melodious Accord 25th anniversary celebration, The Melodious Accord Hymnal was introduced. She has been recognized by Chorus America, the American Guild of Organists, the American Choral Director’s Association, The Hymn Society and Choral Arts New England for her lifetime contributions to choral music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Heavenly Hurt by Alice Parker
Performer:  Eugene Friesen (Cello), Paul Vasile (Piano)
2.
The Definition of Beauty by Alice Parker
Conductor:  Alice Parker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melodious Accord
3.
On Recollecting by Alice Parker
Performer:  Sarah Abigail Griffiths (Soprano), Paul Vasile (Piano)
4.
An Exultation of Birds by Alice Parker
Conductor:  Alice Parker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melodious Accord
5.
3 Seas by Alice Parker
Conductor:  Alice Parker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melodious Accord
6.
An Easter Triptych by Alice Parker
Performer:  Paul Vasile (Organ)
Conductor:  Alice Parker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melodious Accord
7.
On Nature by Alice Parker
Conductor:  Alice Parker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melodious Accord
8.
Echoes from the Hills by Alice Parker
Performer:  Rose Stewart (Horn), Jean Kopperud (Clarinet), Paul Lustig Dunkel (Flute),
Lucy Shelton (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alice Parker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Manhattan String Quartet

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