Guillaume Du Fay: The Tenor Masses (Les messes à teneur)
Cut Circle | Jesse Rodin, direction
Landmark recording of Du Fay’s four late masses: Se la face ay pale, L’homme armé, Ecce ancilla domini, and Ave regina celorum
Tarik O'Regan: Threshold of Night
Conspirare | Craig Hella Johnson, conductor
Twice Grammy®-nominated (Best Choral Performance and Best Classical Album)
A selection of new works by the young British Composer Tarik O’Regan, here given their premiere recording. Written since his move to New York, these compositions reflect the cultural plurality of today’s urban environment. Here is an art that seeks to forge a link between the spheres of “the ecstasies above” and the harsh realities of life on earth.
William Bolcom: Songs of Innocence and of Experience
University of Michigan School of Music Symphony Orchestra | Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Occupying 25 years of William Bolcom’s compositional life, his "musical illuminations," inspired by Blake’s own wide panoply of poetic styles in the cycle, travel thrillingly from intense dissonance to folk, rock, and reggae to encompass the breadth of the Blakean spiritual universe.
Seraphic Fire & Western Michigan University Chorale | Patrick Dupre Quigley, conductor
Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of the Blessed Virgin 1610.
Handel's Messiah Live
Seraphic Fire | Patrick Dupre Quigley, Artistic Director
Highlights of George Frederick Handel’s Messiah as performed by Seraphic Fire in concert.