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Sing Wearing The Sky

Runestad / Kantorei / Rinsema
Release Date: 08/14/2020 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559892  
Composer:  Jake Runestad
Performer:  Rachel HargroderJeremy NicholasChristine ShortBrightin Schlumpf,   ... 
Conductor:  Joel Rinsema
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The prolific young composer Jake Runestad has won numerous awards for his music, which ranges from opera to works for chamber ensemble. He is particularly valued for his choral compositions which exemplify a desire to write expertly crafted, socially conscious and emotionally potent music. On this album, Runestad explores a profound sea/life journey in The Secret of the Sea, and projects a powerful expression of grief in Let My Love Be Heard. Nature is a recurring theme for the composer and he employs texts that exalt the natural world, as well as finding seldom heard sound combinations in the exhilarating Ner Ner. Jake Runestad is one of the youngest composers ever awarded the Raymond W. Brock Commission from the American Choral Directors Read more Association in 2018- the foremost commission available to composers of choral music in the USA. He is considered ‘one of the best of the younger American composers’ (Chicago Tribune) and this is only the second album of his music to be issued. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Secret of the Sea by Jake Runestad
Performer:  Rachel Hargroder (Percussion), Jeremy Nicholas (Double Bass), Christine Short (Violin),
Brightin Schlumpf (Viola), Sarah Whitnah (Violin), Trevor Minton (Cello),
Daniel Kent (Percussion), Mac Merchant (Piano)
Conductor:  Joel Rinsema
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
2.
Alleluia by Jake Runestad
Conductor:  Joel Rinsema
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014; United States 
3.
Let My Love Be Heard by Jake Runestad
Conductor:  Joel Rinsema
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
4.
Sing, Wearing the Sky by Jake Runestad
Performer:  Sarah Whitnah (Violin), Kali Paguirigan (Mezzo Soprano), Rachel Hargroder (Percussion),
Mac Merchant (Piano)
Conductor:  Joel Rinsema
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei
5.
Live the Questions by Jake Runestad
Conductor:  Joel Rinsema
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
6.
We Can Mend the Sky by Jake Runestad
Performer:  Juli Orlandini (Soprano), Rachel Hargroder (Percussion)
Conductor:  Joel Rinsema
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
7.
Fear Not, Dear Friend, for soprano, chorus & piano by Jake Runestad
Performer:  Sara Michael (Soprano)
Conductor:  Joel Rinsema
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei
Period: Contemporary 
8.
Proud Music of the Storm by Jake Runestad
Performer:  Mac Merchant (Piano)
Conductor:  Joel Rinsema
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei
9.
I Will Lift Mine Eyes, for chorus by Jake Runestad
Conductor:  Joel Rinsema
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei
Period: Contemporary 
10.
Ner Ner by Jake Runestad
Conductor:  Joel Rinsema
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei

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