Music in the Listening Place Vanderbilt Chorale & Tucker Biddlecombe

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Label: Navona

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

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  • Daniel Read (1757 - 1836):
  • 1Windham (Arr. B. Holmes for Choir)02:19
  • Eric Whitacre (1970 - ): 3 Songs of Faith:
  • 2No. 1, I Will Wade Out02:38
  • 3No. 2, Hope, Faith, Life, Love03:20
  • 4No. 3, I Thank You God for Most This Amazing Day06:16
  • Michael Slayton (?): 3 Settings of Ezra Pound:
  • 5No. 1, Alba01:57
  • 6No. 2, And the Days Are Not Full Enough01:37
  • 7No. 3, A Girl02:20
  • Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): 3 Chansons, M. 69:
  • 8No. 1, Nicolette01:56
  • 9No. 2, 3 Beaux oiseaux du paradis02:44
  • 10No. 3, Ronde01:44
  • Alf Houkum (1935 - ):
  • 11The Rune of Hospitality04:05
  • Craig Hella Johnson (1962 - ):
  • 12Requiem (Arr. C.H. Johnson)03:54
  • Jonathan Dove (1959 - ): The Passing of the Year:
  • 13I. Invocation01:22
  • 14II. The Narrow Bud Opens Her Beauties to the Sun02:50
  • 15III. Answer July02:34
  • 16IV. Hot Sun, Cool Fire02:47
  • 17V. Ah, Sun-flower!01:59
  • 18VI. Adieu! Farewell Earth's Bliss!04:50
  • 19VII. Ring Out, Wild Bells04:49
  • Traditional:
  • 20Indodana (Arr. M. Barrett & R. Schmitt)04:20
  • David Dickau (1953 - ):
  • 21If Music Be the Food of Love04:32
  • Total Runtime01:04:53

Info for Music in the Listening Place

We welcome Tucker Biddlecombe to the PARMA Recordings family with the debut of Music In The Listening Place, a collection of choral works performed by the Vanderbilt University Chorale and conducted by Biddlecombe. Biddlecombe demonstrates masterful programming in his ability to curate a modern listening experience based on mostly classical texts. Of particular note is Three Songs of Faith, an elegant collection of settings of e.e. cummings texts by Eric Whitacre. In a similar vein are the delicate Trois Chansons of Maurice Ravel. A particular gem is Three Settings of Ezra Pound, composed by PARMA artist Michael Slayton. Eliza Gilkyson’s “Requiem” is unlike any other. Sweet and nostalgic, this hymn for the departed draws innocence from the youthful voices of the Chorale. Another highlight is David Dickau’s exquisite setting of If Music Be the Food of Love, through which the Chorale expresses remarkable balance and dynamic facility. Also included on the album are several text settings by composer Jonathan Dove; an arrangement of the traditional Indodana, as well as settings by Alf Houkum, Daniel Read, and James Mulholland.Truly, Biddlecombe captures the joy and sophistication of all things choral with this enchanting recording.

Vanderbilt Chorale
Tucker Biddlecombe, conductor

Tucker Biddlecombe (Ph.D.)
is Director of Choral Activities at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music.  ere he conducts the Vanderbilt Chorale, and Symphonic Choir, and teaches courses in Choral Conducting and Music Education. He also serves as Director of the Nashville Symphony Chorus, the o cial vocal arm of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Biddlecombe is a veteran teacher and a passionate advocate for music education. Ensembles under his direction have performed to acclaim at state and division conventions of ACDA, and he is active as a guest conductor. A native of Bu alo New York, Biddlecombe is a graduate of SUNY Pots dam and Florida State University, where he completed doctoral studies in choral conducting and music education with André  omas. He resides in Nashville, TN with his wife Mary Biddlecombe, Artistic Director of the Blair Children’s Chorus.

Vanderbilt Chorale
Choral music at Vanderbilt University can be traced back to 1895, when the Vanderbilt Men’s Glee Club toured and gave concerts throughout the country.  The Vanderbilt Chorale was formed in 2012 to create an ensemble for students in the Blair School of Music (est. 1986) and highly qualifed non-music majors from other disciplines at Vanderbilt University. The Chorale is dedicated to authentic, expressive performance of a variety of musical styles, with performances ranging from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion to collaborations with the cutting-edge vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth.  The Chorale also forms the ‘core’ of the Vanderbilt Symphonic Choir, an ensemble dedicated to performing large choral works with the Vanderbilt Symphony Orchestra. Recent projects have included Haydn’s Creation, Bernstein’s Mass, and the Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music.

Booklet for Music in the Listening Place

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