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American Choral Music, "This is What Happened" Works by Shawn Crouch, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Robin Estrada, Stacy Garroup, et al / Robert Geary, Volti

Audio Samples

  1. This Is What Happened — Paghahandog $0.99 on iTunes
  2. This Is What Happened — Songs of Lowly Life: No. 1, Dawn $0.99 on iTunes
  3. This Is What Happened — Songs of Lowly Life: No. 2, Life $0.99 on iTunes
  4. This Is What Happened — Songs of Lowly Life: No. 3, Not They Who Soar $0.99 on iTunes
  5. This Is What Happened — Songs of Lowly Life: No. 4, Lullaby $0.99 on iTunes
  6. This Is What Happened — Songs of Lowly Life: No. 5, Old $0.99 on iTunes
  7. This Is What Happened — Canticles of Rumi: No. 1, Where Everything Is Music $0.99 on iTunes
  8. This Is What Happened — Canticles of Rumi: No. 2, Special Plates $0.99 on iTunes
  9. This Is What Happened — Canticles of Rumi: No. 3, The Waterwheel $0.99 on iTunes
  10. This Is What Happened — Canticles of Rumi: No. 4, Quietness $0.99 on iTunes
  11. This Is What Happened — Canticles of Rumi: No. 5, A Wished-for Song $0.99 on iTunes
  12. This Is What Happened — Is Knowing: No. 1, If You Had Three Husbands $0.99 on iTunes
  13. This Is What Happened — Is Knowing: No. 2, A Waist $0.99 on iTunes
  14. This Is What Happened — Is Knowing: No. 3, A Portrait of One - Harry Phelan Gibb $0.99 on iTunes
  15. This Is What Happened — Is Knowing: No. 4, Susie Asado $0.99 on iTunes
  16. This Is What Happened — Paradise: I. Mihrab $0.99 on iTunes
  17. This Is What Happened — Paradise: II. Chorale No. 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  18. This Is What Happened — Paradise: IV. Chorale No. 2 - V. Sadiq - VI. Chorale No. 3 $0.99 on iTunes
  19. This Is What Happened — Paradise: VII. Lullaby $0.99 on iTunes
  20. This Is What Happened — Paradise: VIII. Mihrab $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Estrada, Robin : Paghahandog, for chorus
>Garrop, Stacy : Songs of Lowly Life, for chorus
>Winges, Mark : Canticles of Rumi, for chorus
>Muehleisen, John : ...is knowing..., for chorus
>Crouch, Shawn : The Garden of Paradise, motet for 12 voices
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Volti's professional singers, under the direction of founder and Artistic Director Robert Geary, are national leaders in the discovery, creation, and performance of new vocal music. They are the first ensemble to have won the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music six times. In this recording they introduce 21st-century works they commissioned from American composers of dazzling range and diversity. Volti's resident composer Mark Winges contributes "Canticles of Rumi," settings of five poems by the 13th-century poet and founder of Sufism. Seattle-based composer John Muehleisen contributes "... is knowing... "- a musical analogy to Gertrude Stein's linguistic Cubism. Album closer "Paradise" by Shawn Crouch was originally commissioned by Chanticleer in 2009 and then substantially revised for Volti in 2013. The work is based on the poems of American poet Brian Turner, an Iraq War veteran, whose moving accounts of war are set alongside the poetry of the 12th century Persian poet Hafez. "... undoubtedly the finest collection of new music singers we have." - San Francisco Classical Voice.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA (03/2012-10/2015).



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Works Details

>Estrada, Robin : Paghahandog, for chorus
  • Conductor: Robert Geary
  • Ensemble: Volti
  • Running Time: 9 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010

>Garrop, Stacy : Songs of Lowly Life, for chorus
  • Performer: Kelly Ballou (Voice)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Winges, Mark : Canticles of Rumi, for chorus
  • Running Time: 14 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009-2011

>Muehleisen, John : ...is knowing..., for chorus
  • Running Time: 8 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Crouch, Shawn : The Garden of Paradise, motet for 12 voices
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 2009