• Life and Breath
  • Choral Works by Rene Clausen
  • Although he writes in all genres, Rene Clausen is today one of America's most popular choral composers, and for more than twenty years he has been the conductor of the internationally acclaimed Concordia Choir of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. On this release, choral works by Clausen a...
  • All that Hath Life and Breath Praise the Lord
    O magnum mysterium
    The Tyger
    The Lamb
    Mass: Kyrie
    Mass: Gloria
    Mass: Credo
    Mass: Sanctus
    Mass: Agnus Dei
    Magnificat
    Prayer
    O vos omnes
    A New Creation: Set me as a seal
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  • Passion Week
  • Alexander Grechaninov
  • "Grechaninov's Passion Week is a companion cycle to his better known, All-night Vigil, and it is wonderful to hear it complete (bits sometime crop up in anthologies here and there, but it's scarcely known outside Russia). The superlatives have already piled up against Charles Bruffy's name, and deservedly so. There can only be one reason for a label to release repertoire they already had in their catalogue, and that is that the new performance is so striking."
  • Behold the Bridegroom Comes
    The Bridal Chamber
    In Thy Kingdom
    Gladsome Light
    Let My Prayer Arise
    Now the Powers of Heaven
    Of Thy Mystical Supper
    The Wise Thief
    Thou, Who Clothest Thyself With Light
    The Lord is God; The Noble Joseph
    Do Not Lament Me, O Mother
    As Many As Have Been Baptized; Arise O God
    Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent
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  • Eternal Rest
  • Mantyjarvl, Ticheli, Martin, Clausen
  • “…this is one of the finest a cappella choral recordings I’ve ever heard. By any reckoning, this CD features astonishing singing. Pitch, intonation and ensemble are exactly where they need to be. Although there are miles and miles of soft singing on this disc, not once do the singers lose their tonal focus, and the intensity of the sound actually seems to increase as the dynamic level decreases. To pile miracle upon miracle, Chandos has given the singers engineering which is both limpid and powerful. This would be a good disc with which to test your system’s high-end response.
  • Mantyjarvi: Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae
    Ticheli: There Will Be Rest
    Martin: Mass for Double Chorus
    Kyrie
    Gloria
    Credo
    Sanctus
    Agnus Dei
    Clausen: In Pace
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  • Nativitas
  • American Christmas Carols
  • Released in 1994, Nativitas is a collection of American Christmas carols. This recording won "Best Seasonal Recording—Runner Up" from the National Association of Independent Record Distributors.
  • Susa: Three Mystical Carols
    Carter: In Time of Softest Snow
    Rorem: Shout the Glad Tidings
    Johnson arr: Silent Night
    Belmont: Nativitas
    Sowerby: Love Came Down at Christmas
    Echols arr: A Christmas Carol
    Freed: Three Shepherd Carols
    Della Joio: The Holy Infantís Lullaby
    Martinson: There is No Rose
    Fissinger: I Saw Three Ships
    Cowell: Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sung
    Oldham arr: Silent Night
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  • Rheinberger
  • Sacred Choral Works
  • The music of Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 –1901) is quite well known to organists, but his compositions for media other than the organ have been allowed to languish in relative obscurity. Fortunately, this disparity is beginning to be addressed, for Rheinberger has left us a great deal of music in a variety of genres, and the pieces written for the Catholic service are particularly fine.
  • Oster-Hymne, Op. 134 - for Eight Voices (Double Choir), for Church and Concert
    Vier sechsstimmige Motetten, Op 133 - for Church and Concert
    Mass, Op. 109 - in E flat major, for Double Choir
    Drei geistliche Gesange, Op. 69 - for Mixed Choir
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  • Rakhmaninov
  • Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
  • Released in 1996, the New York Times said of the Chorale's recording of Rachmaninoff's Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, that it's "...a project that must be rated a serious contender for record of the year...the chorus is everywhere remarkable."
  • The Great Litany
    Bless the Lord, O My Soul
    In Thy Kingdom
    Come, Let Us Worship
    O Lord, Save... Holy God
    The Augmented Litany
    The Cherubic Hymn
    GThe Litany of Supplication and Father, Son...
    The Creed
    A Mercy of Peace
    We Hymn Thee
    It Is Truly Fitting
    Our Father
    And to Your Spirit... Only One is Holy
    Praise the Lord from the Heavens
    Blessed Is He and We Have Seen
    Let Our Mouths Be Filled
    Blessed Be the Name of the Lord
    Glory to the Father and Many Years
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  • Spotless Rose
  • Hymms to the Virgin Mary
  • “The more I hear of the American Phoenix Chorale, the more I admire their work. Their English-leaning choral style, impinging on the territory of Polyphony or the Sixteen, feels absolutely right for this repertoire. Their peerlessly blended style makes for persuasive readings.”
  • Alleluia
  • Sacred Choral Works
  • "American music has been the lifeblood of this group since its inception, and it sings American music better than any group I know. Randall Thompson's anthemic "Alleluia" is a perfect example. There is a special understanding, an ineffable rightness, to the chorale's singing of this well-known masterpiece that defies logic."
  • Parker arr: Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
    Ringwald arr: Precious Lord, Take My Hand
    Parker/Shaw arr: Wondrous Love
    Thompson: Alleluia
    Fleming arr: Give Me Jesus
    Parker arr: Come Away to the Skies
    Spalding: I Want to Shake with Indignation
    Anon: I've Set My Face for Zion's Kingdom
    Anon: The Precious Way of God
    Anon: Encouragement
    Parker/Shaw arr: Saints Bound for Heavena
    Mulholland arr: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
    Manz: E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come
    Mulholland arr: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
    Gawthrop: Sing Me to Heaven
    Miller arr : I Wanna Be Ready
    Parker arr: We Will March Thro' the Valley
    Parker arr: I Want Two Wings
    Parker arr: Is There Anybody Here
    Parker/Shaw arr: My God is a Rock
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  • Fern Hill
  • Ameircan Choral Music
  • Released in 1995, Fern Hill, American Choral Music met with exceptional national reviews. "Listening to this new CD was a sublime pleasure, I was immediately struck by the beauty of the choral tone, at once warm and pure.”
  • Susa arr: Shenandoah
    Parker arr: Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye
    Mulholland: A Red, Red Rose
    Ringwald arr: Deep River
    Spencer: At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners
    Corigliano: L'Invitation au Voyage
    Belmont: The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
    Belmont: The Roadside Fire
    Barber: Reincarnations, Op. 16
    Corigliano: Fern Hill
    Belmont: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
    Wilberg arr: I'm Goin' Away
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  • Shakespeare In Song
  • Phoenix Chorale
  • “Where has this fabulous choir been all my life? I’ve heard several outstanding efforts from Robert Shaw protégé Charles Bruffy with his Kansas City Chorale, but I’ve never heard him at the helm of this brilliant Arizona group before. No choral strength you can name eludes them. They easily surpass the last Shakespeare collection I reviewed (many of the same pieces). Chandos’ usual lucid and unaffected notes, full texts and resplendent SACD-hybrid sound conspire with irresistible choral wizardry to make this an absolute must.”
  • Brahms
  • Songs Ring out to the Heavens
  • Released in 1995, Fern Hill, American Choral Music met with exceptional national reviews. "Listening to this new CD was a sublime pleasure, I was immediately struck by the beauty of the choral tone, at once warm and pure.”
  • Four Songs for Women's Chorus, 2 Horns and Harp Op. 17
    Three Songs, Op. 42
    Four Quartets, Op.92
    Two Motets, Op. 29
    Op. 112, Nos. 1 and 2
    Five Songs, Op. 104
    Neue Liebeslieder, Walzer, Op. 65, No. 15
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