Songs of Small Creatures

Cedille: CDR90000131

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Songs of Small Creatures



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3rd Sept 2012




60 minutes


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Songs of Small Creatures

and other American Choral Works


Toward Sunshine, Toward Freedom: Songs of Smaller Creatures

Crabtree, P:

Five Romantic Miniatures


Sonnets of Desire, Longing, and Whimsy




Seven Motets for the Church's Year


Acrostic Song


When David Heard


Grant Park Chorus, Christopher Bell



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Conducted by Christopher Bell, Chicago’s Grant Park Chorus, “as fine a symphony chorus as any to be found anywhere in the nation” (Chicago Tribune), makes its a cappella CD debut with an all-American program of eight imaginative, moving, and sometimes whimsical works written between 1975 and 2005, including four world-premiere recordings.

Bell has fans on both sides of the Atlantic. The Ulster-born chorus master also commands the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus, and Belfast Philharmonic Choir.

The chorus made its commercial recording debut performing with the Grant Park Orchestra on the 2011 Cedille Records release The Pulitzer Project, which attracted international attention (Cedille Records CDR90000125). Chicago’s New City said the CD “spectacularly showcased” the chorus’s “remarkable transparency and flexibility.”

Abbie Betinis: Songs of Smaller Creatures

I. The Bees' Song

II. A noiseless, patient spider

III. Envoi

Lee Kesselman: Buzzings

No. 1. To make a prairie

No. 2. A Bee his burnished Carriage

No. 3. Bee! I'm expecting you!

Eric Whitacre: When David Heard

When David Heard

Stacy Garrop: Sonnets of Desire, Longing, and Whimsy

No. 1. Now by this moon, before this moon shall wane

No. 2. Time does not bring relief; you all have lied

No. 3. I shall forget you presently, my dear

David Del Tredici: Final Alice: Acrostic Song

Final Alice: Acrostic Song

Ned Rorem: 7 Motets for the Church Year

No. 1. When all things were in quiet silence (Christmas)

No. 2. Before the morning star begotten (Epiphany)

No. 3. Lay up for yourselves (Ash Wednesday)

No. 4. Praise him who was crucified (Easter)

No. 5. God Is gone up (Ascension)

No. 6. Today the Holy Spirit appeared (Pentecost)

No. 7. Rejoice we all in the Lord (All Saints)

Paul Crabtree: 5 Romantic Miniatures

No. 1. Abe

No. 2. Lisa

No. 3. Homer

No. 4. Marge

No. 5. Homer

Eric Whitacre: Sleep


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