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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

This recording captures the poetry of James Weldon Johnson in a vigorous and moving musical setting by American composer and singer, Gordon Myers (1919-2006). One of the missions of Gloriae Dei Cantores is to preserve in recordings worthy American sacred music that would otherwise be neglected. This splendid oratorio certainly fits that category and has been performed by large choral groups for more than fifty years. James Weldon Johnson wanted to portray the “old-time preacher” from the early 19th century that was rapidly disappearing by the 1920’s. When Myers composed the work, he said he wanted to blend the best elements of a church choir, folksongs and Afro-American spirituals. The result is a work full of energy, warmth, good fun and a Read more dose of Americana. Gloriæ Dei Cantores is proud to re-release this recording, originally from 1995, as part of their effort towards the preservation of American sacred music. Read less

Works on This Recording

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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