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    AMERICAN DECLARATIONS
    AMERICAN DECLARATIONS, SAINT LOUIS CHAMBER CHORUS, PHILIP BARNES

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    AMERICAN DECLARATIONS
    SAINT LOUIS CHAMBER CHORUS
    PHILIP BARNES

    A major survey of American a cappela choral works, sung by the outstanding Saint Louis Chamber Chorus, including many works receiving their first recording, and covering different traditions of American chamber choirs, from the art song to the spiritual, and from a modern madrigal to a choral symphony.

    '
    A fascinating anthology tracing the development of a distinctive voice in American choral music.  Half the items are first recordings, and the performances are consistently outstanding.'  ***** BBC Music Magazine, June 2014

    '
    This is one to stay in the memory and the SLCC show what they are made of'

    Choir & Organ May/June 2014
    'This is a most interesting programme of American unaccompanied choral music, very well sung by the St Louis Chamber Chorus under its British-born conductor Philip Barnes...Here is a really enterprising and well-made disc that should appeal to any collector of unusual American music'International Record Review June 2014



    'The disc maintains the excellent reputation that the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus has won through its previous discs and anyone who is interested in American music should certainly investigate.' MusicWeb May 2014

      'The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus is one of the finest a cappella choirs I have heard and any listener who has the slightest appreciation of American a cappella singing is urged to investigate further. The fact that much of the material on this disc is appearing on CD for the first time should also make it of great interest to those who like contemporary choral music.
    ' Cross Rhythms 23rd April 2014


    Hymn to Music*  Dudley Buck (1839–1909) (6:03)

    The Lord is my shepherd (op. 34)*
    Miklós Rózsa (1907–95) (8:25)      

    Evil shall not prevail (op. 48)*
    Wallingford Riegger (1885–1961) (4:42)

    Declaration Chorale*
    William Schuman (1910–92) (5:59)

    What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach?
    Melissa Dunphy (b.1980)(8:25)         

    A Lincoln Letter*
      Ulysses S Kay (1917–95) (5:20)         

    MLK
    U2 arr Bob Chilcott (b.1955) (2:45)

    There is a balm in Gilead
    arr William Dawson (1899–1990) (4:18)

    Lament*
    Sven Lekberg (1899–1984) (3:23)           

    Stabat Mater# 
    Stephen Paulus (b.1949) (10:40)

    Symphony for Voices  Roy Harris (1898–1979) (15:50)
    I     Song for all seas, all ships (5:59)
    II    Tears (4:03)
    III   Inscription (5:49)

    Sunset: St Louis (from Three Teasdale Madrigals)*# — Howard Helvey (b.1968) (2:49)

    * first recording on CD; # written for the SLCC

    Total Playing time: 78:41    

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