1 CD / Cedille / 2010-09-28Works: William Ferris: Gloria, for soprano, alto, tenor, bass & choir; Ed è Subito Sera, cantata for tenor & string orchestra; Bristol Hills, for string orchestra; Corridors of Light, for baritone, obo...
Performers: Shirley-Quirk, John; Vorrasi, John; Watkins, Sara [Oboe]
Conductors: Ferris, William; Heatherington, Alan; Roth, Arnie
Ensemble: ; Chicago String Ensemble
Music & Vision - Howard Smith
Ferris' visionary leaning is especially evident in the title item of the program - the 1994 setting of Stephen Spender's...continue...
1 CD / Cedille / 2006-01-01Works: Gian Carlo Menotti: Missa O Pulchritudo, for soloists, chorus & orchestra; Louis Vierne: Messe Solennelle in C sharp minor, Op. 16
Performers: Bailey, Dexter; Fair, Deborah; Gibbons, Joan; Sillitti, Tom; Vorrasi, John; Weisflog, Thomas
Conductors: Ferris, William
Ensemble: Composer Festival Orchestra; William Ferris Chorale
"Cedille has made a good decision in choosing this program to launch its new mid-price FOUNDation imprint. First, Menotti's Mass proves surprisingly engrossing and substantial,...continue...