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Choral Music (Canadian) - CORLIS, T. / ENNS, L. / TIEFENBACH, P. / WATSON HENDERSON, R. (I Saw Eternity) (Elora Festival Singers, Edison)

Composer(s):
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th CenturyContemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - SacredChoral - Secular
Catalogue 8.572812
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 6.99
 

 


This recording brings together eleven leading composers whose origins in or strong associations with Canada are manifest in their central position in Canadian musical life. In a programme through which the power of tradition and faith flows strongly, themes are explored ranging from paradise and heavenly fulfilment to tragic loss; and from timeless hymn and psalm texts to an exploration of the brevity of human existence in the title work, I Saw Eternity. One of the finest chamber choirs in Canada and beyond, the Elora Festival Singers’ ‘must-have’ (Gramophone) programme of Eric Whitacre (8.559677) is just one of their many acclaimed recordings.


   




Review By David Vernier,ClassicsToday.com,September 2013

…Noel Edison has chosen 12 first-rate works, whose creators…know not only how to write for voices, but who also (mostly) know how to find fresh and interesting contexts even for the most familiar texts.

I have already heaped praise on the accomplishments of the Elora Festival Singers and director Edison for several of their releases over the past few years…it’s among the world’s finest choirs…

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