A superb programme of choral works based on or inspired by Psalms, with items from the 16th century and many new works specially commissioned by SDG Music Foundation as part of their worldwide Psalms Project.
Delightfully varied including awesome arrangements of African-American spirituals as well as a range of contemporary works by composers from several countries, this album displays the excellent qualities of Cor Cantiamo. It will appeal to anyone who loves good singing whatever their religious beliefs!
Booklet includes all the texts.
- Doxologia (6:36)
- Chantez à Dieu (2:01)
- Psalm 141 (7:08)
- Hard Times (5:55)
- By and By (3:17)
- Exultate Deo (1:56)
- Psalm 67 (6:11)
- Bless the Lord, o my Soul (5:10)
- Psalm 96 (9:52)
- Preserve me, O God (6:20)
- Didn’t My Lord deliver Daniel? (2:40)
- We shall walk through the valley in peace (3:43)
Ily Matthew Maniano:
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck:
Craig Hella Johnson:
Giovanni Pierluigi de Palestrina:
There is a wealth of choral settings here which work well with the concepts of both struggle and celebration. This CD is a handy collection with an eclectic range of musical styles.” —Harvey Richardson
This is a rather wonderful album and will appeal both to people who like singing and choirs, and those who don’t care much about choirs but like nice music. It’s a rich album … meaty and heartfelt songs that were written to be performed for the Almighty.It’s a powerful CD … there’s much to appreciate.” —Jeremy Condliffe
This album is structured like a number of choral concerts of the present day: a variety of single pieces, with styles and centuries interleaved. When done well (as it is here), the result is a very enjoyable listening experience. Attractive performances of attractive pieces all around.” —Carson Cooman
Palestrina sounds terrific under [the choir’s] care, as do contemporary works. Not every work here is a masterpiece, but the choir does its commendable best to make them sound that way. Maestro Johnson is the Director of Choral Activities at Northern Illinois. He obviously knows what he’s doing.” —Philip Greenfield