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'Yours in Song'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Yours in Song'

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'Yours in Song'

Albright Chichester Mass Allaway Wake up, Ollie Brown! Biebl Ave Maria Hinshaw Keltic Song Lukas Dies irae MacMillan Data est mihi omnis potestas Memley Stabat mater Priano Search me, O God. Vieni nel mio cuore Temple-Evans i thank You God for most this amazing day Ticheli There will be rest Traditional Noel (arr Holmes). O day full of grace (arr Christiansen). Wade in the water (arr Hogan) Whitacre Water Night University of South Dakota Chamber Singers / David Holdhusen Con Brio (F) CBR21343 (76' * DDD) Recorded live 2010-13

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USD choir in live performances taken from four concerts

Rousing moments abound in 'Yours in Song', the varied programme of works that the University of South Dakota Chamber Singers perform live in concert. But the moments that truly seize the ear are hushed passages in which the ensemble does a mesmerising job of suspending time (and leaning into musical suspensions with subtle expertise).

Such expressions of sacred devotion are striking in Eric Whitacre's Water Night, which moves through slowly evolving harmonies, and Frank Ticheli's There will be rest, another piece of reflective beauty. …

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