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Vocalessence Witness - Got the Saint Louis Blues / Brunelle

Album Summary

>Handy, W.C. : St. Louis Blues, song
>Burleigh, Henry Thacker : O Southland, for chorus
>Price, Florence Beatrice : Song for Snow, for chorus & piano
>Price, Florence Beatrice : Moon Bridge, for 3-part women's chorus & piano
>Dett, R. Nathaniel : Listen To The Lambs, anthem for 8 part mixed chorus
>Burleigh, Henry Thacker : Ethiopia's Paean to Exaltation, for chorus & piano
>Diton, Carl Rossini : Poor Mourner's Got a-Home at Last, for chorus
>Johnson, James P. : Yamekraw
>Dett, R. Nathaniel : The Chariot Jubilee, for chorus
>Jenkins, Edmund Thornton : Charlestonia
>Dett, R. Nathaniel : Ave Maria, for baritone & 4 part mixed chorus
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

'Got the Saint Louis Blues' offers vibrant music from the crossroads - South and North, African and American, church and street - that characterizes the era between 1914 and 1930. The recording features composers and their works from this important transitional phase in modern American music.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Diane Fernald, Marita J. Link, Barbara Kasten, James Nelson (alto); Curt Hopmann, Mark Larsen, Thomas Larson (tenor saxophone).

Recording information: Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN (02/14/1998-10/25/2003); Studio M, Minnesota Public Radio, Saint Paul, MN (02/14/1998-10/25/2003).



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>Handy, W.C. : St. Louis Blues, song
  • Performers: Thomas Larson (Tenor); Jearlyn Steele (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Philip Brunelle
  • Ensemble: VocalEssence Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1914
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Burleigh, Henry Thacker : O Southland, for chorus
  • Conductor: Philip Brunelle
  • Ensemble: VocalEssence Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Price, Florence Beatrice : Song for Snow, for chorus & piano
  • Conductor: Philip Brunelle
  • Ensemble: VocalEssence Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Price, Florence Beatrice : Moon Bridge, for 3-part women's chorus & piano
  • Conductor: Philip Brunelle
  • Ensemble: VocalEssence Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Dett, R. Nathaniel : Listen To The Lambs, anthem for 8 part mixed chorus
  • Performer: Steve Burger (Bass)
  • Conductor: Philip Brunelle
  • Ensemble: VocalEssence Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Burleigh, Henry Thacker : Ethiopia's Paean to Exaltation, for chorus & piano
  • Conductor: Philip Brunelle
  • Ensemble: VocalEssence Ensemble
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Diton, Carl Rossini : Poor Mourner's Got a-Home at Last, for chorus
  • Conductor: Philip Brunelle
  • Ensemble: VocalEssence Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Johnson, James P. : Yamekraw :: A Negro Rhapsody, for piano & orchestra
  • Performer: Paul Shaw (Piano)
  • Conductor: Philip Brunelle
  • Ensemble: VocalEssence Ensemble
  • Running Time: 15 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Dett, R. Nathaniel : The Chariot Jubilee, for chorus
  • Performer: Michael Forest (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Philip Brunelle
  • Ensemble: VocalEssence Ensemble
  • Running Time: 11 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Jenkins, Edmund Thornton : Charlestonia :: Folk Rhapsody for orchestra no 1
  • Performer: Philip Brunelle (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Brunelle
  • Ensemble: VocalEssence Ensemble
  • Running Time: 9 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Dett, R. Nathaniel : Ave Maria, for baritone & 4 part mixed chorus
  • Performer: Ryan French (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Philip Brunelle
  • Ensemble: VocalEssence Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Studio