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Songs of the Sages - Sisler, Leytush / Leytush, Sisler, Khokhlova, Ukraine SO, et al

Album Summary

>Leytush, Arkady : To Life, fanfare for orchestra
>Sisler, Hampson A. : Diurnal Night, cantata for voice & chamber orchestra
>Sisler, Hampson A. : Anthems (4), for mixed chorus
>Sisler, Hampson A. : Nature's Terrorists, suite for orchestra
>Sisler, Hampson A. : Songs of the Sages, cantata for narrator, chorus, organ & orchestra
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A previous release (MSR1229) introduced the orchestral works of this fine American composer, who has more than 100 works to his credit in all forms. At the age of 17, he was the youngest person ever awarded the American Guild of Organists' coveted Fellowship status. Beginning in 1945, Sisler has served as Music Director at more than a dozen churches in the greater New York area. He is currently Music Director at Central Presbyterian Church in New York City. His music is strongly beholden to the broad, "open" sound of middle 20th century American styles. This volume reveals his devoutly religious side in works for vocalists and choral forces, as well as the purely orchestral "Nature's Terrorists," a depiction of the often treacherous behavior of lower life forms on the planet. Conductor Arkady Leytush has been a champion of Sisler's music, and this disc includes one of his works as an opener.



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Works Details

>Leytush, Arkady : To Life, fanfare for orchestra
  • Conductor: Arkady Leytush
  • Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: DZZ Studio in Kiev (06/10/2007-06/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Sisler, Hampson A. : Diurnal Night, cantata for voice & chamber orchestra
  • Performer: Viktoriya Khokhlova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Arkady Leytush
  • Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: DZZ Studio in Kiev (06/10/2007-06/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Sisler, Hampson A. : Anthems (4), for mixed chorus
  • Conductor: Bogdan Plish
  • Notes: DZZ Studio in Kiev (06/10/2007-06/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1989-1995

>Sisler, Hampson A. : Nature's Terrorists, suite for orchestra
  • Conductor: Arkady Leytush
  • Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: DZZ Studio in Kiev (06/10/2007-06/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006

>Sisler, Hampson A. : Songs of the Sages, cantata for narrator, chorus, organ & orchestra
  • Performer: Hampson Sisler (Organ)
  • Conductor: Arkady Leytush
  • Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: DZZ Studio in Kiev (06/10/2007-06/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 20 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998