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Music in the listening place

Vanderbilt Chorale

Tucker Biddlecombe Conductor

 

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.

 

Release Date: February 9, 2018

Catalog #: NV6142

Format: Digital and CD

 

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