BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms / On the Waterfront

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BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms / On the Waterfront 49:10 $11.98
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1 On the Waterfront - Symphonic Suite from the Film [On the Waterfront] 19:40 44.1/16 Album only
2 I. The Great Lover (On the Town) 3:45 $1.49 Buy
3 II. Lonely Town: Pas de Deux (On the Town) 6:13 $1.49 Buy
4 III. Times Square: 1944 (On the Town) 8:39 44.1/16 Album only
5 I. Psalm 108 vs. 2, Psalm 100 (Chichester Psalms) 2:05 $1.49 Buy
6 II. Psalm 23, Psalm 2 vs. 1-4 (Chichester Psalms) 3:33 $1.49 Buy
7 III. Psalm 131, Psalm 133 vs. 1 (Chichester Psalms) 5:15 $1.49 Buy

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Commissioned in 1965 by the Dean of Chichester, Bernstein’s colourful Chichester Psalms is one of the composer’s most successful and accessible works on religious texts, contrasting spiritual austerity with impulsive rhythms in a contemplation of peace. The composer fashioned his Oscar-nominated score to the 1954 movie On the Waterfront into a symphonic suite, skilfully capturing the oppression of the New York dockyards in the ’50s. The Three Dance Episodes were extracted from the popular On The Town, Bernstein's first successful foray into musical theatre.

With ethereal but solid solos from boy soprano Thomas Kelly, and the symphony's fine chorus, Chichester Psalms" is delicately shaped. The suite from "On the Waterfront" has sultry weight, while the dances from "On the Town" are as effervescent as Gene Kelly's grin." - Wynne Delacoma, Chicago Sun-Times