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God's Trombones / Gloriae Dei Cantores


Release Date: 02/02/2018 
Label:  Paraclete Recordings   Catalog #: 132  
Composer:  Gordon Myers
Performer:  Tim PehtaRichard CraggMatthew GillisPaul Norman,   ... 
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei CantoresGloriae Dei Brass Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"My long-standing love affair with James Weldon Johnson's classic God's Trombones was sparked anew by this splendid 78 minute cantata and the tonally sumptuous recording the Gloria Dei forces have made of it.  ... it is a major triumph for the Paraclete operation to have secured his (Gordon Myers) participation in this venture."
—John L. Hooker, Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians

"Gloriae Dei Cantores again show their incredible versatility in moving easily from sections resembling Britten or Vaughan Williams to others resembling African-American spirituals."
—Mark Sedio, Cross Accent

The singing is top notch and the performances bloom with drama
Read more and gravity. Myers' voice is potent and exact and the choir inspired. This is a piece of music that deserves to be heard and preserved.
—C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz
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Works on This Recording

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God's Trombones by Gordon Myers
Performer:  Tim Pehta (Voice), Richard Cragg (Tenor), Matthew Gillis (Voice),
Paul Norman (Bass), Gordon Myers (Baritone), Katherine Mary Hamilton (Voice),
Sharon Hunter (Voice), Wendy Catlin (Voice)
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores,  Gloriae Dei Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 

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