Twentieth Century Masters, Volume 3: Copland and his American Contemporaries
Title:

Twentieth Century Masters, Volume 3: Copland and his American Contemporaries

Artists:

Edward Higginbottom, conductor
The Choir of New College Oxford

Cat No:

AV2086

Price:

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Summary:

In his 30-plus years as director of The Choir of New College Oxford, Edward Higginbottom has secured its legacy through hundreds of critically acclaimed and best selling recordings, the most recent being the final instalment in a trilogy exploring various national choral traditions of the 20th century. Following the success of Poulenc and his French Contemporaries (AV 2084) and MacMillan and his British Contemporaries (AV 2085), Higginbottom turns to the American School, offering seminal works by native composers – such as Copland’s In The Beginning, Ives’ 67th Psalm and Morten Lauridsen’s modern classic O Magnum Mysterium – alongside those written in or inspired by the big country, including Stravinksy’s Mass and Tippett’s gospel-tinged Steal Away.

Tracklist:

Adolphus HAILSTORK (b. 1941)
1. The Song of Deborah (6:01)

Aaron COPLAND (1900 – 1990)
2. In The Beginning (17:00)

Libby LARSEN (b. 1950)
3. O Sing Unto the Lord (4:46)

Morten LAURIDSEN (b. 1943)
4. O Magnum Mysterium (6:09)

Ned ROREM (b. 1923)
Three Motets
5. O Deus Ego Amo Te (3:38)
6. Oratio patris condren: O Jesu Vivens In Maria (2:01)
7. Thee, God … (2:58)

Charles IVES (1874 – 1954)
8. 67th Psalm (2:26)

Igor STRAVINSKY (1882 – 1971)
9. The Dove Descending (2:26)

Igor STRAVINSKY
Mass
10. Kyrie (2:11)
11 Gloria (3:45)
12. Credo (4:46)
13. Sanctus (3:44)
14. Agnus Dei (2:39)

Michael TIPPETT (1905 – 1998)
15. Steal Away (3:20)
Total time: 68:00

Recorded 11 – 15 July 2005, in New College Chapel, Oxford
Engineered and produced by Adrian Hunter

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