AMERICAN CHORAL MUSIC

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1 No. 1. Flowers of Stone (Flower Songs, Op. 157) 3:22 $1.49 Buy
2 No. 2. Spouting Violets (Flower Songs, Op. 157) 2:25 $1.49 Buy
3 No. 3. Early Flowers (Flower Songs, Op. 157) 3:07 $1.49 Buy
4 No. 4. Is there a Flower (Flower Songs, Op. 157) 2:33 $1.49 Buy
5 No. 5. Yellow Flower (Flower Songs, Op. 157) 2:13 $1.49 Buy
6 No. 6. The Rose is Dying (Flower Songs, Op. 157) 3:01 $1.49 Buy
7 No. 7. Lilly has a Rose (Flower Songs, Op. 157) 3:19 $1.49 Buy
8 Psalm 90 [Psalm 90, "Lord, thou has been our dwelling place"] 11:10 44.1/16 Album only
9 Behold I build an house [Behold I build a house] 15:42 44.1/16 Album only
10 In the Beginning [In the Beginning] 10:05 44.1/16 Album only
11 A Dylan Thomas Trilogy, Part I: Fern Hill [A Dylan Thomas Trilogy] 16:01 44.1/16 Album only

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This anthology brings together representative works from the mainstream of contemporary American choral music. Charles Ives’s Psalm 90 evokes a mood reminiscent of congregational Sunday singing in New England. Copland’s In the Beginning recalls his Fanfare for the Common Man, while Lukas Foss’s Behold, I Build An House shows the stylistic influence of Copland. Vincent Persichetti’s Flower Songs reveal his deep commitment to his favourite poet E.E. Cummings, and favours the women’s voices. In Fern Hill, set for alto, chorus and orchestra, composer John Corigliano sings of the joys of youth.

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Admirers of choral music will probably find much of interest on the entire disc... for most listeners, the greatest rewards will come with the Persichetti Flower Songs. - Chris Mullins, Opera Today, May 2007