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Eternal Light

Audio Samples

>Rutter, John : Hymn to the Creator of Light
>Maglione, Anthony J. : O Thou Great Power in Whom I Move, for clarinet & chorus
>Sirett, Mark : Veni Sancte Spiritus, for chorus
>Boyce, Cary : Ave Maria, for chorus
>Betinis, Abbie : Cedit, Hyems (Be Gone, Winter!), for flute & chorus
>Helvey, Howard : O quam gloriosum, for clarinet & chorus
>Pizzetti, Ildebrando : De profundis, for chorus
>Hovland, Egil : Agnus Dei, concerto for bassoon & chorus, Op. 167
>Traditional Spiritual : I've Been in the Storm So Long
>Traditional Spiritual : Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
>Sowerby, Leo : Eternal Light

Album Summary

>Rutter, John : Hymn to the Creator of Light
>Maglione, Anthony J. : O Thou Great Power in Whom I Move, for clarinet & chorus
>Sirett, Mark : Veni Sancte Spiritus, for chorus
>Boyce, Cary : Ave Maria, for chorus
>Betinis, Abbie : Cedit, Hyems (Be Gone, Winter!), for flute & chorus
>Helvey, Howard : O quam gloriosum, for clarinet & chorus
>Pizzetti, Ildebrando : De profundis, for chorus
>Hovland, Egil : Agnus Dei, concerto for bassoon & chorus, Op. 167
>Traditional Spiritual : I've Been in the Storm So Long
>Traditional Spiritual : Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
>Sowerby, Leo : Eternal Light
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Notes & Reviews:

This release features new music for instrumental soloists including the premier recording of Egil Hovland's lushly romantic setting of Agnus Dei for bassoon and choir.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: East Carolina University (05/12/2009-05/14/2009).



Reviews

Lovely choral works
This disc consists of the East Carolina University choir performing new sacred works for choir and single instruments. The instruments featured are the flute (played by Christine Gustafson), the clarinet (played by Christopher Grymes), and the bassoon (played by Christopher Ulffers). In each of the pieces, the choir is central to the work, but the instrumentation is clearly part of the greater whole and is never distracting – the soloists do a fine job of interacting with the choir and props must be given to Daniel Bara (conductor) for keeping everything fluid and balanced.

With respect to the individual pieces: “Be Gone Winter!” featuring the flute is a wondrously sparse feeling work evocative of the dry darkness of winter; “O quam gloriosum” was intended for a Vespers service and is just gorgeous (the clarinet playing is excellent); “Agnus Dei”, a four movement work for bassoon and mixed choir in which the bassoon plays a central soulful role; “I’ve Been In The Storm So Long”, Jeffrey Ames’s setting of the African-American Spiritual, created after hurricane Katrina, is both beautiful and haunting – and the mezzo-soprano is just perfect; “Eternal Light”, which concludes the disc, is lovely work with melodies that sell and ebb and breathe.

If you like choral music, and unfamiliar pieces don’t unsettle you, then I would definitely recommend this disc.

Submitted on 01/10/12 by KlingonOpera 
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Works Details

>Rutter, John : Hymn to the Creator of Light
  • Conductor: Daniel Bara
  • Notes: East Carolina University (05/12/2009-05/14/2009)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1992

>Maglione, Anthony J. : O Thou Great Power in Whom I Move, for clarinet & chorus
  • Performer: Christopher Grymes (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Daniel Bara
  • Notes: East Carolina University (05/12/2009-05/14/2009)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sirett, Mark : Veni Sancte Spiritus, for chorus
  • Conductor: Daniel Bara
  • Notes: East Carolina University (05/12/2009-05/14/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Boyce, Cary : Ave Maria, for chorus
  • Conductor: Daniel Bara
  • Notes: East Carolina University (05/12/2009-05/14/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Betinis, Abbie : Cedit, Hyems (Be Gone, Winter!), for flute & chorus
  • Performer: Christine Gustafson (Flute)
  • Conductor: Daniel Bara
  • Notes: East Carolina University (05/12/2009-05/14/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Helvey, Howard : O quam gloriosum, for clarinet & chorus
  • Performer: Christopher Grymes (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Daniel Bara
  • Notes: East Carolina University (05/12/2009-05/14/2009)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Pizzetti, Ildebrando : De profundis, for chorus
  • Conductor: Daniel Bara
  • Notes: East Carolina University (05/12/2009-05/14/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1937

>Hovland, Egil : Agnus Dei, concerto for bassoon & chorus, Op. 167
  • Performer: Christopher Ulffers (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Daniel Bara
  • Notes: East Carolina University (05/12/2009-05/14/2009)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 2000-2002

>Traditional Spiritual : I've Been in the Storm So Long
  • Conductor: Daniel Bara
  • Notes: East Carolina University (05/12/2009-05/14/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.

>Traditional Spiritual : Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
  • Conductor: Daniel Bara
  • Notes: East Carolina University (05/12/2009-05/14/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Written: by 1865

>Sowerby, Leo : Eternal Light
  • Conductor: Daniel Bara
  • Notes: East Carolina University (05/12/2009-05/14/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958