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Host Stan Schmidt invites you to hear the U.S. broadcast premiere of Oratorium Nativitatis by Slovenian composer Damijan Močnik. This Going Beyond Words premiere is heard now on ACDA Radio and ChoralNet. Four years ago this talented composer allowed Going Beyond Words to premiere his Passion according to St. John. There are three important CDs to be heard on this broadcast. All contain the music of Damijan Močnik. The S.t Jacobs Kammerkör, guided by Gary Graden, will perform “Acclamatio” for SSAATTBB and “Geburts Nacht” (sung in German), also for SSAATTBB. Gary Graden returns for the third piece, “Christus est natus,” the most familiar as he conducts the World Youth Choir from a 1999 recordings.
The main feature of this program is Oratorium Nativitatis, an oratorio on the birth of Christ. It is scored for organ, soprano and tenor soloists, chorus and orchestra. The work is about forty minutes in length and features the Slovenian Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Borut Smrekar. The Oratorium has ten movements sung in Latin and has a structure like many of the cantatas composed by J. S. Bach (i.e., movements one and ten, two and nine, and three and eight reflect each other, and so on. The ten sections are Prseludium for Organ; Fear Not; I Waited Patiently for the Lord; Today Christ is Born; O Admirabile Commericum; Why Do the Heeathen rage?; Sing Praise; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Arise; and Bring an Offering. Because of the importance of this composition, it is being presented on ACDA Radio so choral directors worldwide can experience this meaningful music. Oratorium Nativitatis will also be repeated on ACDA Radio December 6, 2017, during Advent.
For a look at the CDs used and a complete list of the music heard, go to the blog of www.goingbeyondwords.com website and click on show 2345R, where you can visualize the structure of the piece.
Choral Concert Live featuring the Riverside City College Chamber Singers directed by John Byun & The Atlanta Master Chorale guided by Eric Nelson recorded live at the ACDA National Convention March 2017 in Minneapolis.
Stan Schmidt, Host of Going Beyond Words invites Choral Directors to enjoy two of the Concerts heard at the ACDA National Convention held in Minneapolis, March of 2017. Recall with him on this ACDA Radio and ChoralNet Broadcast the excitement created by two of the ensembles selected to appear on stage. The first you will hear is the Riverside City College Chamber Singers conducted by John Byun. You will be blessed with compositions by Johannes Brahms, Kelsey Hohnstein, Budi Susanto Yohanes from Java, Eric Whitacre, Ivo Antogini and Jack Runestad. The second half of this Choral Concert Live is filled with glorious singing by The Atlanta Master Choral with conductor Eric Nelson. Creators represented are Howard Hanson, Carol Hall, Sven-Eric Johanson, Stephen Chatman, Josef Rheinberger, Jayne Southwick Cool and Shawn Kirchner. The accompanist is Jonathan Easter and composer Shawn Kirchner makes a guest artist appearance as accompanist on his composition Sweet River.
For a look at the CD’s used and a complete list of the music heard go to the blog of WWW.GOINGBEYONDWORDS.COM website and click on show 3124
This week on ACDA Radio and ChoralNet, Going Beyond Words Host, Stan Schmidt invites you to an hour of music that is quiet with texts that can cause you to ponder why the world is so noisy when it dosen’t need to be. Composers represented are Kim André Arnesen, Wolfram Buchenberg, Patrick Hawes, Anthony Maglione and René Clausen, with Music performed by The University of Georgia Hodgson Singers; The Orpheus Vokalensemble from Germany and The Elora Singers from Canada. This broadcast includes three World Premieres, Splendor Paterne Glorie from a CD for Choir and Solo Violin; Be Still and Know by English Composer Patrick Hawes; and a text from the Song of Solomon set by Anthony Maglione with a magnificent choral sound led by Daniel Bara from the University of Georgia. The broadcast feature is a an unaccompanied composition called Revelation by Patrick Hawes of England as he musically discusses the book of Revelation and its powerful imagery. Noel Edison and his Elora Singers guide us through the nine movements of this interesting work.
For a look at the CD’s used and a complete list of the music heard go to the blog of WWW.GOINGBEYONDWORDS.COM website and click on show 2347
This week on Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio, Host Stan Schmidt invites you to tune up your Banjo, Violin and String Bass and prepare yourselves for a musical treat based on some of this country’s most popular gospel and hymn melodies. “Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass” by Wes Ramsey and Dr. Tim Sharp, Executive Director of the ACDA will be the feature work on the program.
This work was conceived in 2011 and was inscribed on a legal pad in a Deli on Music Row in Nashville, TN. The premiere took place in 2012 in Vancouver, Washington and since then has endured hundreds of performances throughout the world including two performances in Carnegie Hall and one in Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium, Home of the Grand Ole Opry. I am sure you will recognize the tunes organized with care to reflect the liturgy of a church service with an Introit, Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus and Agnus Dei just like a High Mass.
Also included in this broadcast you will recall a lot of information and music regarding shape note singing, along with Singing Schools that flourished in Southern United States. Instrumentation requires the bluegrass combination of acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and double bass. Performing this joyful mass will be the voices of the Salt Lake Choral Artists, Conducted by one of the leading members of the choral podium, Dr. Brady Allred. Bob Mater is on drums and was session leader; Larry Paxton and Matt Wigton shared the bass responsibilities, David Talbot plays the banjo, with Wanda Vick on fiddle and banjo. Paul Grannon is guitarist and Aubrey Haynie plays mandolin.
Congratulations to Wes Ramsey and Dr. Tim Sharp. Have fun listening.
For a look at the CD’s used and a complete list of the music heard go to the blog of WWW.GOINGBEYONDWORDS.COM website and click on show 2341
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