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The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus | Philip Barnes

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Description

This recording not only demonstrates the broad range of composers typically commissioned to write for The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus, but the consummate technical and musical accomplishment of the group under the inspiring direction of their conductor, Philip Barnes.

Track List

Felices ter et amplius  – Gabriel Jackson
6:06
Ceaselessly weaving your name  –  Judith Bingham
7:37
That I did always love  – Clare Maclean
4:32
On friendship  – Ēriks Ešenvalds
5:06
Drink to me only with thine eyes – Trad arr Jon Garrett
3:07
The Ale Songbook - Robert Walker  
In Praise of Ale
1:34
Fill with mingled cream and amber
1:35
Gude Ale
2:49
Now do I hear thee weep and groan
5:03
Will ye quaff with me?
2:16
It is not for kings, Lemuel – Sasha Johnson Manning
6:03
Maker of all things - Slane (trad Irish) – arr Orin Johnson
2:22
In the bleak midwinter  – Ēriks Ešenvalds
6:21
The Kerry Christmas Carol – Jonathan Dove
5:15
Suite Remembrance - Melissa Dunphy
Todtentanz
1:59
All flesh is grass
1:32
If I can stop one heart from breaking
3:34
Mourning into dancing
1:36

Total Playing time: 68:29

Download pdf of CD booklet

Production credits

Recorded 23–26 February 2019 in Second Presbyterian Church, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Producer: Gary Cole

Assistant Producer: Lansin Lim Kimler

Recording Engineer: Daniel Ruder

SLCC Executive Director: Laura Leith Frank

Booklet notes: Philip Barnes

Booklet cover: Photographs of Chamber Chorus and Philip Barnes: Pearl Wilson

Photographs of the composers provided by them or their publishers.

Cover image by Rudy Balasko  shutterstock.com

Sample audio extracts

Reviews

‘The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus stand out for many reasons, among them a mellifluous approach to ensemble-singing that benefits everything their collective voices touch.’ Gramophone July 2020

‘…they perform everything with proprietary flair. ’  American Record Guide July/August 2020

‘…all of the songs on this CD make for fine additions to the choral music catalogue, and all showcase this choir’s rich blend, dynamic range and ability to innovate, all captured in a realistically ambient audio recording.’  Classical Music Sentinel May 2020

‘These pieces would challenge any choir but SLCC make them sound easy.’ www.crossrhythms.co.uk January 2021