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Homeward Bound - Highlights of live performances by the Mansfield University Choirs on their 50th Anniversary / Peggy Dettwiler, conductor

Album Summary

>Anonymous, Cortona Codex : Laudar vollio per amore, devotional song (Laudario di Cortona)
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Beati quorum via, motet for chorus, Op. 38/3
>Messiaen, Olivier : O sacrum convivium!
>Britten, Benjamin : Jubilate Deo, for chorus & organ in E flat major
>Bainton, Edgar Leslie : And I Saw a New Heaven, anthem for chorus & organ
>Boulanger, Lili : Psalm 24 for chorus, orchestra & organ
>Esenvalds, Eriks : O salutaris Hostia, for 2 sopranos & chorus
>Memley, Kevin A. : O magnum mysterium, for chorus
>Diemer, Emma Lou : Madrigals (3) for chorus & piano
>Daley, Eleanor : Requiem
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Si ch'io vorrei morire, madrigal for 5 voices (from Book 4), SV 89
>Traditional Spiritual : I've Been in the Storm So Long
>Hatfield, Stephen : Don't Bend Down, for chorus & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : I Was Glad (Psalm 122), anthem for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
>Story, Brian S. : I carry your heart, for chorus
>Bernstein, Leonard : Take Care of This House, for voice & orchestra or piano (from "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue")
>Thompson, Marta Keen : Homeward Bound
>Runestad, Jake : Alleluia, for chorus
>Thompson, Randall : Alleluia
>Lotti, Antonio : Crucifixus
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sacred Pieces (3), Op. 23
>Whitacre, Eric : Sleep
>Paulus, Stephen : The Road Home, for women's chorus
>Hogan, Moses : Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho, for chorus
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : O how amiable
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Mansfield University Concert Choir is the premier touring ensemble representing the university at choral events across the country and abroad. The group has achieved an impressive reputation of excellence, having been chosen for twenty consecutive years by audition to perform at conventions or festivals around the world: the Pennsylvania Music Educators State Conference, the Eastern Division Music Educators National Conference, the ACDA Eastern Division Convention, and more. Since 1996, the Concert Choir has also been active on the international stage, ranking as a finalist among the world's best choirs. They have performed in sixteen countries during their seven European Tours, and the group has produced twenty albums on the Mark Custom Recording Label. The songs on this album feature not only the Concert Choir, but also the Chamber Singers and Alumni Choir.



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Works Details

>Anonymous, Cortona Codex : Laudar vollio per amore, devotional song (Laudario di Cortona)
  • Performers: Katie Holdren (Drums); Malcolm Layaou (Voice); Eli Sauls (Voice); Dale Scrivener (Voice); Mitchell Sensenig (Drums); Timothy West (Spoken Vocals); Jake Wilson (Voice)
  • Conductor: Peggy Dettwiler
  • Ensemble: Mansfield Universtiy Concert Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Beati quorum via, motet for chorus, Op. 38/3
  • Performer: Victor Fields (Organ)
  • Conductor: Peggy Dettwiler
  • Ensemble: Mansfield University Alumni Choir
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?1890

>Messiaen, Olivier : O sacrum convivium!
  • Performer: Victor Fields (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Britten, Benjamin : Jubilate Deo, for chorus & organ in E flat major
  • Performer: Victor Fields (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1934

>Bainton, Edgar Leslie : And I Saw a New Heaven, anthem for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Victor Fields (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1925

>Boulanger, Lili : Psalm 24 for chorus, orchestra & organ
  • Performer: Victor Fields (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1916

>Esenvalds, Eriks : O salutaris Hostia, for 2 sopranos & chorus
  • Performers: Sarah Polinski; Cassie Zinkan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Memley, Kevin A. : O magnum mysterium, for chorus
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Diemer, Emma Lou : Madrigals (3) for chorus & piano
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral

>Daley, Eleanor : Requiem :: In Remebrance
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Si ch'io vorrei morire, madrigal for 5 voices (from Book 4), SV 89
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1603

>Traditional Spiritual : I've Been in the Storm So Long
  • Performer: Zoe Noyes
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.

>Hatfield, Stephen : Don't Bend Down, for chorus & piano
  • Performer: Kyle Rusk (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Parry, Charles H. : I Was Glad (Psalm 122), anthem for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
  • Performer: Zoe Noyes
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Story, Brian S. : I carry your heart, for chorus
  • Performer: Kyle Rusk (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Bernstein, Leonard : Take Care of This House, for voice & orchestra or piano (from "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue")
  • Performers: Kyle Rusk (Piano); Tayana Woodton (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1976

>Thompson, Marta Keen : Homeward Bound
  • Performers: Madeline Hoover (Piano); Kyle Rusk (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.

>Runestad, Jake : Alleluia, for chorus
  • Performers: Kyle Rusk (Piano); Tayana Woodton (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Thompson, Randall : Alleluia
  • Performers: Madeline Hoover (Piano); Kyle Rusk (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Lotti, Antonio : Crucifixus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1717-1719

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sacred Pieces (3), Op. 23
  • Running Time: 8 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/20/1830

>Whitacre, Eric : Sleep
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000

>Paulus, Stephen : The Road Home, for women's chorus
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hogan, Moses : Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho, for chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : O how amiable
  • Performer: Victor Fields (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934