Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union

25th Anniversary

2010 CD United States of America

Conductor

Richard Nance

Label

Pacific Lutheran University / PLU Multimedia Recordings

This double-disc recording was the performance that won the First Place awards for Community Chorus Performance & for Choral Conducting in the American Prize, 2011.
This recording is in celebration of the choir’s 25th anniversary (est. 1984) and features Benjamin Britten’s glorious The Company of Heaven on disc one.
Disc two includes Gloria (from Missa brevis) by Zoltan Kodály; Veljo Tormis’s Sügismaastikud (Autumn Landscapes); Morten Lauridsen’s Sure On This Shining Night (from “Nocturnes”); The Making of the Drum by composer Bob Chilcott and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s Verleih’ uns Frieden.

1


1. The Company of Heaven: I. Chaos(Introduction for orchestra)
5:01
Benjamin Britten
2. The Company of Heaven: Speaker (Text by Theodosius)
1:00
Benjamin Britten
3. The Company of Heaven: II. The morning stars (Hymn for chorus and orchestra)
3:02
Benjamin Britten
4. The Company of Heaven: Speaker(Text by Thomas Heywood)
0:36
Benjamin Britten
5. The Company of Heaven: IIIa. Jacob (Chorus and organ)
0:22
Benjamin Britten
6. The Company of Heaven: Speaker (Text from Genesis XXVIii 10-12, 16-17)
0:58
Benjamin Britten
7. The Company of Heaven: IIIb. Elisha (Chorus and organ)
0:24
Benjamin Britten
8. The Company of Heaven: Speaker (Text from 2 Kings VI 15-17)
0:52
Benjamin Britten
9. The Company of Heaven: IIIc. Hail Mary! (Soprano solo, chorus and organ)
0:42
Benjamin Britten
10. The Company of Heaven: Speaker (Text from Luke I 26-28, 21, 38)
0:52
Benjamin Britten
11. The Company of Heaven: IV. Christ, the fair glory (Hymn for soloists, chorus and orchestra)
2:37
Benjamin Britten
12. The Company of Heaven: Speaker (Text by Christina Rossetti)
0:43
Benjamin Britten
13. The Company of Heaven: V. War in heaven (Male chorus and orchestra)
3:26
Benjamin Britten
14. The Company of Heaven: VI. Heaven is here (Soprano solo, chorus and orchestra)
4:19
Benjamin Britten
15. The Company of Heaven: Speaker (Text by R. Ellis Roberts)
0:21
Benjamin Britten
16. The Company of Heaven: VII. A thousand thousand gleaming fires (Tenor solo and orchestra)
2:08
Benjamin Britten
17. The Company of Heaven: Speaker (Text by R. Ellis Roberts)
1:38
Benjamin Britten
18. The Company of Heaven: VIII. Funeral march for a boy (Orchestra)
3:44
Benjamin Britten
19. The Company of Heaven: Speaker (Text by Christina Rossetti)
1:07
Benjamin Britten
20. The Company of Heaven: IX. Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the most High (Psalm for unaccompanied chorus)
4:06
Benjamin Britten
21. The Company of Heaven: Speaker (Text by William Blake)
0:52
Benjamin Britten
22. The Company of Heaven: X. Lento maestoso (Speaker and orchestra)
2:10
Benjamin Britten
23. The Company of Heaven: XI. Ye watchers and ye holy ones (Hymn for soloists, chorus and orchestra)
5:17
Benjamin Britten

2


1. Gloria (from Missa brevis)
4:33
Zoltan Kodály
Conrad Susa
Chris McCafferty (tenor), Jonathan Young (organ)
2. Sügismaastikud (Autumn Landscapes): I. On hilissuvi (It Is Late Summer)
1:53
3. Sügismaastikud (Autumn Landscapes): II. Üle taeva joksevad pilved (Clouds Are Racing)
2:11
4. Sügismaastikud (Autumn Landscapes): III. Kahvatu valgus (Pale Light)
1:26
5. Sügismaastikud (Autumn Landscapes): IV. Valusalt punased lehed (Painfully Red Are The Leaves)
0:46
6. Sügismaastikud (Autumn Landscapes): V. Tuul könnumaa kohal (Wind Over The Barrens)
1:24
7. Sügismaastikud (Autumn Landscapes): VI. Külm sügisöö (Cold Autumn Night)
1:45
8. Sügismaastikud (Autumn Landscapes): VII. Kanarbik (Heather)
1:50
9. Sure On This Shining Night (from “Nocturnes”)
5:56
Morten Lauridsen
Amy Grinsteiner (piano)
10. The Making of the Drum: I. The Skin
2:25
Bob Chilcott
Miho Takanawa (marimba)
11. The Making of the Drum: II. The Barrel of the Drum
4:11
Bob Chilcott
Miho Takanawa (marimba)
12. The Making of the Drum: III. The Two Curved Sticks of the Drummer
2:37
Bob Chilcott
Miho Takanawa (marimba)
13. The Making of the Drum: IV. Gourds and Rattles
2:01
Bob Chilcott
Miho Takanawa (marimba)
14. The Making of the Drum: V. The Gong-Gong
3:37
Bob Chilcott
Miho Takanawa (marimba)
15. Verleih’ uns Frieden
4:54
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy