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Florilegium Chamber Choir

CD: A cappella choral works by Thea Musgrave and Judith Lang Zaimont plus Zaimont's Parable for choir, organ and soloists. JoAnn Rice, conductor. Soloists: Cheryl Benson Rowe, soprano; Paul Kelly, tenor; William Sharp, baritone; John Franklin, speaker. Walter Hilse, organist. Leonarda CD #LE328. Duration 43:00

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chamber choir, Florilegium Chamber Choir CD cover


Composers, Choral music



  Thea Musgrave (b.1928) (Scotland-USA)
1. Rorate Coeli (10:32) (1973)
Text: William Dunbar


Thea Musgrave
Four Madrigals (7:15) (1953)
Text: Sir Thomas Wyatt 2. With serving still
3. Tangled I was in love's snare
4. At most mischief
5. Hate whom ye list for I care not


SSAATTBB and choir soloists: three sopranos, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor, bass
Judith Lang Zaimont (b.1945) (USA)
6. Serenade: To Music (8:47) (1981)
Text: W. H. Auden / Zaimont


Judith Lang Zaimont
7. Parable: A Tale of Abram and Isaac (16:23)(1985)
Texts: Brome medieval mystery play; Wilfred Owen; Mourner's Kaddish

SSAATTBB; Walter Hilse, organ; Soloists Cheryl Benson Rowe, soprano; Paul Kelly, tenor; William Sharp, baritone; John Franklin, speaker


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Production: Recording producer: Marnie Hall. Recording engineer and post production: Judith Sherman. Recorded at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church and at Park Avenue Christian Church (Parable), New York City, 1987. DDD. CD Cover: Portrait of St. Matthew from "The Book of Kells," c. 800 A.D. Courtesy of The Board of Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Graphic Design: Marnie Hall. ©1988, Leonarda Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. Support: This recording is made possible with public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Additional support was provided by Mobil Foundation, Inc.

Rights: Copyright ©1988, Leonarda Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. Music Publishers: Musgrave: Rorate Coeli: Novello, represented in the USA by G. Schirmer/Music Sales. Four Madrigals: Wilhelm Hansen/Chester Music, represented in USA by G. Schirmer/Music Sales. Zaimont: Serenade: To Music and Parable: Contact Leonarda for information.


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