Music for the Millennium

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Music for the Millennium

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Music for the Millenium

This celebration for choir, brass and two organs is a sonic splendor and features works of Dupre, Perosi, Walton, Rorem, Parry, and Hoiby. Crowning the recording is "Festival Alleluias" William Ferris' thrilling arrangement of the famous Widor Toccata from the 5th Symphony.      

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Track Listings and Performers

1. Laudate Dominum - Marcel Dupré (1870-1937)

2. Libera Me - Lorenzo Perosi (1872-1958)

3. A Choral Flourish - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1956)

4. Alleluia - William Mathias (1934-1992): Channing Philbrick and Margaret Philbrick, trumpets; Thomas Weisflog, organ. World premiere performance / 20th anniversary commission.

5. Amen/Alleluia - John McCabe (born 1939): Patricia Spencer, soprano; Kathleen Meredith, alto; John Vorrasi, tenor; Al Engram, bass. World premiere performance / 20th anniversary commission.

6. I Was Glad - Charles Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918)

7. A Litany - William Walton (1902-1983)

8. Music for the Millennium - William Ferris (1937-2000): Susan Wolz, soprano; Thomas Weisflog, organ; Brass and Percussion Ensemble. World premiere performance / 20th anniversary commission.

9. Three Motets: O Deus, Ego Amo Te; Oratio Patris Condren; Thee, God... - Ned Rorem (born 1923)

10. Hymn to the New Age - Lee Hoiby (born 1926)

11. Hospodi Pomilui - Alexey Lvov (1798-1870)

12. Toccata from Symphonie V, arranged by William Ferris; Festival Alleluias - Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Thomas Weisflog, grand organ / Dexter Bailey, choir organ

Brass and Percussion Ensemble / Paul French, relay conductor