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Heaven to Earth: Choral works by Barber, Ives, Bernstein, Stravinsky et al. / Westminster Choir

> Agnus Dei, Op. 11 - Agnus Dei, Op. 11
> Requiem, Op. 9 - Introit
> Requiem, Op. 9 - Kyrie
> Psalm 90, "Lord, thou has been our dwelling place" - Psalm 90, "Lord, thou has been our dwelling place"
> Chichester Psalms - Chichester Psalms: II. Psalm 23: Adonai ro-i, lo ehsar (The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want) - Psalm 2:1–4: Lamah rag'shu gayim (Why do the nations rage)
> Credo, "Simvol veri" (Symbol of faith) - Credo, "Simvol veri" (Symbol of faith)
> Pater noster (Otche nash', Our Father) - Pater noster (Otche nash', Our Father)
> 5 Mystical Songs (version for baritone, chorus and keyboard) - No. 3. Love Bade Me Welcome
> 5 Mystical Songs (version for baritone, chorus and keyboard) - No. 4. The Call
> 4 Pezzi sacri - 4 Pezzi sacri: No. 1. Ave Maria
> Friede auf Erden (Peace on Earth), Op. 13 - Friede auf Erden (Peace on Earth), Op. 13

Album Summary

>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
>Duruflé, Maurice : Requiem
>Ives, Charles : Psalm 90 "Lord, thou hast been"
>Bernstein, Leonard : Chichester Psalms
>Stravinsky, Igor : Credo, for chorus
>Stravinsky, Igor : Pater noster
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Love bade me welcome, song for baritone, chorus (ad lib.) orchestra (Mystical Songs no 3)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Call ("Come, my way"), song for baritone, chorus (ad lib.) orchestra (or organ) (Mystical Songs
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Sacred Pieces (4), for chorus & orchestra
>Schoenberg, Arnold : Friede auf Erden, Op. 13
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Praised by American Record Guide as the 'gold standard for American academic choirs,' the Westminster Choir has performed and recorded with virtually every major orchestra and conductor of the past 80 years. The New York Times has applauded its 'full-bodied, incisive singing.'

Musical America's 2004 Conductor of the Year, Joseph Flummerfelt and his musical artistry have been acclaimed in the world's finest concert halls for many years. He was hailed by Leonard Bernstein as 'the world's greatest choral conductor.' This Westminster Choir College reissue of Heaven to Earth features Westminster's adaptation of Barber's choral setting of his Adagio for Strings, foregoing the a cappella version for one accompanied by a small string ensemble. 'Beautifully assembled collection' - Fanfare Magazine 'World class' - Classics Today

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ (2002-06-??&2003-06-??&2004-).



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Works Details

>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
  • Performers: Gloria Justen (Violin); Daniel Hudson (Double Bass); Hanfang Zhang (Violin); Elizabeth Thompson (Cello); Jacqueline Watson (Viola); Marisa Maupin; Maurycy Banaszek (Viola); Nancianne Parrella (Organ)
  • Conductor: Joseph Flummerfelt
  • Ensemble: Westminster Choir
  • Notes: Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ (2002-06-??&2003-06-??&2004-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Maurice Duruflé (Composer/Organ) (1902 - 1986) : Requiem :: aeternam
  • Performers: Douglas Haislip (Trumpet); Nancianne Parrella (Organ)
  • Notes: Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ (2002-06-??&2003-06-??&2004-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1947

>Maurice Duruflé (Composer/Organ) (1902 - 1986) : Requiem :: Kyrie
  • Performers: Douglas Haislip (Trumpet); Nancianne Parrella (Organ)
  • Notes: Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ (2002-06-??&2003-06-??&2004-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1947

>Ives, Charles : Psalm 90 "Lord, thou hast been"
  • Performers: James Neglia (Bells); Heather Fetrow; Phyllis Bitow (Bells); Steven Brennfleck (Voice); James Musto (Bells); William Trigg (Bells); Nancianne Parrella (Organ)
  • Notes: Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ (2002-06-??&2003-06-??&2004-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1894

>Bernstein, Leonard : Chichester Psalms :: Psalm 23
  • Performers: Joanne Hansen (Harp); Adrienne Ostrander (Percussion); Nancianne Parrella (Organ)
  • Notes: Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ (2002-06-??&2003-06-??&2004-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1965

>Stravinsky, Igor : Credo, for chorus
  • Performer: Nancianne Parrella (Organ)
  • Notes: Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ (2002-06-??&2003-06-??&2004-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Stravinsky, Igor : Pater noster
  • Performer: Nancianne Parrella (Organ)
  • Notes: Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ (2002-06-??&2003-06-??&2004-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Love bade me welcome, song for baritone, chorus (ad lib.) orchestra (Mystical Songs no 3)
  • Performers: Charles Stephens; Nancianne Parrella (Organ)
  • Notes: Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ (2002-06-??&2003-06-??&2004-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Call ("Come, my way"), song for baritone, chorus (ad lib.) orchestra (or organ) (Mystical Songs
  • Performers: Charles Stephens; Nancianne Parrella (Organ)
  • Notes: Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ (2002-06-??&2003-06-??&2004-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1911

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Sacred Pieces (4), for chorus & orchestra :: Ave Maria
  • Performer: Nancianne Parrella (Organ)
  • Notes: Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ (2002-06-??&2003-06-??&2004-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1889-1897

>Schoenberg, Arnold : Friede auf Erden, Op. 13
  • Performer: Nancianne Parrella (Organ)
  • Notes: Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ (2002-06-??&2003-06-??&2004-)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907