1 800 222 6872

Aaron Copland: Simple Gifts / Halliday, et al

Album Summary

>Traditional, Shaker : Prayer Universal, hymn
>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, Set 1
>Traditional, Shaker : A Mince Pie or a Pudding, song
>Cutter, William : A Shaker Hymnal, for chorus
>Traditional, Shaker : Drink Ye of Mother's Wine, song
>Traditional, Shaker : I Love Mother, song
>Traditional, Shaker : Mother Ann's Song
>Traditional, Shaker : Mother Ann's Closet, song
>Traditional, Shaker : Dismission of the Devil, hymn
>Traditional, Shaker : The Humble Heart, hymn
>Sawyer, Eric : The Humble Heart, hymn setting for 4 voices
>Traditional, Shaker : More Love, hymn
>Traditional, Shaker : Invitation to the River of Love, hymn
>Traditional, Shaker : Love Is Little, hymn
>Williamson, Patsy : Pretty home
>Traditional, Shaker : A Snag of It, song (a.k.a. "A Handful of Gospel Love")
>Anonymous : Tuva ("Harmonic Singing" or "Throat Singing")
>Sawyer, Eric : Quartet for Strings no 2
>Traditional, Shaker : Sweet Summerland, hymn
>Traditional, Shaker : I'll Tell Thee of Heaven, hymn
>Traditional, Shaker : I Hunger and Thirst, hymn
>Traditional, Shaker : I Know How to Pray, hymn
>Traditional, Shaker : Zion's Holy Ground, hymn
>Traditional, Shaker : Work for the Harvest, hymn (a.k.a. "The Harvest")
>Traditional, Shaker : In My Father's House, hymn
>Bates, Issachar : Come Life, Shaker Life, song
>Traditional, Shaker : O Heaven of Heavens, hymn
>Traditional, Shaker : One, Two, Three Steps, song
>Traditional, Shaker : I Have a Little Trumpet, song
>Traditional, Shaker : I've Set My Face for Zion's Kingdom, hymn
>Traditional, Shaker : Our Brother's Gone, He Is No More, hymn (a.k.a. "Funeral Hymn")
>Druckman, Jacob : The Simple Gifts
>Traditional, Shaker : Farewell, farewell, our dear gospel friends, hymn ("Farewell Song")
>Traditional, Shaker : Humility ("I will bow and be simple"), for choir
>Traditional, Shaker : Living Souls, Let's Be Marching, hymn
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, called the Shakers, came to the New World in 1774. The group was so named because of fervent prayer rituals in which they entered into trance-like states - twitching, shaking, whirling, singing and dancing, seeking transcendence from the burdens of sin. Because the Shakers believed the human voice to be the perfect instrument for the expression to God, they were prolific composers. It is said that there are over 10,000 hymns in existence. This unique disc presents both original hymns and modern American works based on the materials. Fittingly, the first of these is one that is beloved by many: Aaron Copland’s setting of Simple Gifts.



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Traditional, Shaker : Prayer Universal, hymn
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Written: 1890s

>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, Set 1
  • Performers: Pamela Dellal (Mezzo Soprano); Bill Geha (Piano)
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1950

>Traditional, Shaker : A Mince Pie or a Pudding, song
  • Performers: Emily Browder (Soprano); Pamela Dellal (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Leonard; Nancy McDowell
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)

>Cutter, William : A Shaker Hymnal, for chorus :: There's a Light
  • Performer: Amy Carroll (Flute)
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Cutter, William : A Shaker Hymnal, for chorus :: Let Zion Move
  • Performer: Amy Carroll (Flute)
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Cutter, William : A Shaker Hymnal, for chorus :: I Will Go on My Way
  • Performer: Amy Carroll (Flute)
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Shaker : Drink Ye of Mother's Wine, song
  • Performer: Andrew Leonard
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)

>Traditional, Shaker : I Love Mother, song
  • Performer: Corinne Candilis (Voice)
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)

>Traditional, Shaker : Mother Ann's Song
  • Performer: Michael Prichard (Baritone)
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Form: Choral

>Traditional, Shaker : Mother Ann's Closet, song
  • Performer: Emily Browder (Soprano)
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.

>Traditional, Shaker : Dismission of the Devil, hymn
  • Performer: Robert Honeysucker (Baritone)
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)

>Traditional, Shaker : The Humble Heart, hymn
  • Performer: Pamela Dellal (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)

>Sawyer, Eric : The Humble Heart, hymn setting for 4 voices
  • Performers: Emily Browder (Soprano); Pamela Dellal (Mezzo Soprano); Robert Honeysucker (Baritone); Andrew Leonard
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Shaker : More Love, hymn
  • Performer: Emily Browder (Soprano)
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Traditional, Shaker : Invitation to the River of Love, hymn
  • Performer: Robert Honeysucker (Baritone)
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. sec.

>Traditional, Shaker : Love Is Little, hymn
  • Performer: Jennifer Shaw
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Williamson, Patsy : Pretty home
  • Performer: Grace Long
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Traditional, Shaker : A Snag of It, song (a.k.a. "A Handful of Gospel Love")
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)

>Anonymous : Tuva ("Harmonic Singing" or "Throat Singing")
  • Performer: Thomas Sumner
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)

>Sawyer, Eric : Quartet for Strings no 2 :: Adagio in Lydian Mode
  • Performers: Frederick Bednarz (Violin); Thomas Fajardo (Viola); Harel Gietheim (Cello); Karen Oosterbaan (Violin)
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Traditional, Shaker : Sweet Summerland, hymn
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)

>Traditional, Shaker : I'll Tell Thee of Heaven, hymn
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.

>Traditional, Shaker : I Hunger and Thirst, hymn
  • Performer: Laura Prichard
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 10 sec.

>Traditional, Shaker : I Know How to Pray, hymn
  • Performer: Philip Candilis
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)

>Traditional, Shaker : Zion's Holy Ground, hymn
  • Performer: Diane Shriver
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)

>Traditional, Shaker : Work for the Harvest, hymn (a.k.a. "The Harvest")
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Traditional, Shaker : In My Father's House, hymn
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.

>Bates, Issachar : Come Life, Shaker Life, song
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Period Time: Classical

>Traditional, Shaker : O Heaven of Heavens, hymn
  • Performer: Emily Browder (Soprano)
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)

>Traditional, Shaker : One, Two, Three Steps, song
  • Performers: Emily Browder (Soprano); Nancy McDowell
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)

>Traditional, Shaker : I Have a Little Trumpet, song
  • Performer: Thomas Sumner
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)

>Traditional, Shaker : I've Set My Face for Zion's Kingdom, hymn
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)

>Traditional, Shaker : Our Brother's Gone, He Is No More, hymn (a.k.a. "Funeral Hymn")
  • Performer: Pamela Dellal (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.

>Druckman, Jacob : The Simple Gifts :: A Cantata Based on Themes of the American Shakers, for soloists & chorus
  • Performers: Emily Browder (Soprano); Philip Candilis; Pamela Dellal (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Leonard
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional, Shaker : Farewell, farewell, our dear gospel friends, hymn ("Farewell Song")
  • Performer: Thomas Sumner
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Traditional, Shaker : Humility ("I will bow and be simple"), for choir
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Traditional, Shaker : Living Souls, Let's Be Marching, hymn
  • Notes: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA (10/20/2007-10/21/2007)