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Vocalessence Witness - Skyward My People Rose / Brunelle

Album Summary

>Still, William G. : Wailing Woman, for soprano, chorus & orchestra
>Foster, Stephen : Swanee River
>Still, William G. : And They Lynched Him on a Tree, for double chorus, narrator & orchestra (also in voice & piano score
>Still, William G. : Miss Sally's Party, ballet
>Still, William G. : Reverie, for organ
>Still, William G. : Elegy, for organ
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

'Skyward My People' features works by William Grant Still (1895–1978), who created music for chorus, orchestra, and organ that brought the blues into the concert hall, ragtime to the ballet stage, and the Old World into a new era.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Yolanda Williams (soprano); Hilda Harris (mezzo soprano); Philip Brunelle (organ).

Recording information: Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN (08/23/1995-10/11/1995); Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis, MN (08/23/1995-10/11/1995).



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Works Details

>Still, William G. : Wailing Woman, for soprano, chorus & orchestra
  • Performer: Yolanda Williams (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Philip Brunelle
  • Ensemble: VocalEssence Ensemble
  • Running Time: 9 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Foster, Stephen : Swanee River
  • Conductor: Philip Brunelle
  • Ensemble: VocalEssence Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Still, William G. : And They Lynched Him on a Tree, for double chorus, narrator & orchestra (also in voice & piano score
  • Performers: Hilda Harris (Mezzo Soprano); William Warfield
  • Conductor: Philip Brunelle
  • Ensemble: VocalEssence Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Still, William G. : Miss Sally's Party, ballet
  • Conductor: Philip Brunelle
  • Ensemble: VocalEssence Ensemble
  • Running Time: 17 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Still, William G. : Reverie, for organ
  • Performer: Philip Brunelle (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Still, William G. : Elegy, for organ
  • Performer: Philip Brunelle (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1963
  • Studio/Live: Studio