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The Sixteen Edition - An American Collection

Album Summary

>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
>Fine, Irving : The Hour Glass, for 4 voices
>Reich, Steve : Clapping Music, for 2 performers
>Bernstein, Leonard : Spring Song (from The Lark)
>Copland, Aaron : Motets (4), for chorus
>Barber, Samuel : Reincarnations, for 4 voices, Op. 16
>Del Tredici, David : Final Alice, for amplified soprano & folk group
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Some of the most important and beautiful a cappella works of well-known names such as Barber, Bernstein and Copland are set alongside those by two quite extraordinary but less well-known composers, Irving Fine and David Del Tredici. "A dynamic and bold collection." -Fanfare



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Works Details

>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
  • Performer: Ruth Dean (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Fine, Irving : The Hour Glass, for 4 voices
  • Performers: Nicholas Robertson (Tenor); Ruth Dean (Soprano); Roger Cleverdon (Bass); Simon Birchall; Nicola Jenkin
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Reich, Steve : Clapping Music, for 2 performers
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1972

>Bernstein, Leonard : Spring Song (from The Lark)
  • Performers: William Lockhart (Bells); Benedict Hoffnung (Drums); Benedict Hoffnung (Bells); Nicola Jenkin
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955

>Copland, Aaron : Motets (4), for chorus
  • Performers: Nicholas Robertson (Tenor); Carys-Anne Lane (Soprano); Simon Birchall (Voice)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1921

>Barber, Samuel : Reincarnations, for 4 voices, Op. 16
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1937-1940

>Del Tredici, David : Final Alice, for amplified soprano & folk group :: Acrostic Song
  • Performer: Sarah Leonard (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1974-1975