Miller: Mass for Double Choir Westminster Choir & Joe Miller
- Frank Martin (1890 - 1974): Mass for Double Choir:
- 1Mass for Double Choir: I. Kyrie05:18
- 2Mass for Double Choir: II. Gloria05:28
- 3Mass for Double Choir: III. Credo05:45
- 4Mass for Double Choir: IV. Sanctus - Benedictus04:14
- 5Mass for Double Choir: V. Agnus dei05:12
- Edward C. Bairstow (1874 - 1946): I Sat Down Under His Shadow:
- 6I Sat Down Under His Shadow01:43
- Joel Phillips:
- 7Little Lamb04:09
- Traditional, arr. Anders Öhrwall:
- 8Gammal fäbodpsalm från Dalarna (Arr. A. Ohrwall)04:27
- Bernat Vivancos (b.1973): Lux surgit Aurea
- 9Lux surgit Aurea10:15
Info for Miller: Mass for Double Choir
In his Mass for Double Choir, Frank Martin s use of a motet in the style of J.S. Bach juxtaposed with his sonic and exotic harmonic palette of the early 20th century is a formula for exciting music. In addition to this choral masterwork, this collection brings together meditative and sacred music from diverse traditions. This release also features three world premiere recordings: This first recording of Anders Ohrwall s arrangement of the beloved Swedish folk tune Fabodpsalm fran Dalarna is distinguished by performances by David Kim, concertmaster for The Philadelphia Orchestra, and soprano Sherezade Panthaki, an acknowledged star in the early music field. The much-anticipated release of Lux Surgit Aurea, which was composed by Bernat Vivancos for the Westminster Choir to perform at the 2017 World Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona is also included here, as well as the first SATB recording of Joel Philips Little Lamb, a setting of the poem by William Blake.
Joe Miller, direction
is conductor of two of America’s most renowned choral ensembles: the Westminster Choir and the Westminster Symphonic Choir. As Director of Choral Activities at Westminster Choir College of Rider University (Princeton, NJ), he oversees an extensive choral program that includes eight ensembles.
Keynote speaker at a recent Chorus America conference, he said “Choral music in the United States has seen unprecedented growth in the past several decades. The influence of our past leaders is part of our fabric, but we must seize this time to create a new vision based on the foundation that has been laid before us. We must keep the traditions but be willing to change in order to build a vision for the future.”
Joe Miller earned his Masters and Doctorate in Choral Conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. He received his Bachelors in Music Education and Voice from the University of Tennessee.