Choral Works With Strings


This New Sounds brings choral works with instrumental accompaniment, featuring music by Michael Gandolfi, Aulis Sallinen and Phil Kline all with string quartet.  Plus, music by Richard Einhorn, Philip Glass, and recent Grammy-winner, Eric Whitacre.  And more.

PROGRAM # 3302, (First aired on 2/15/2012)                                                





Eric Whitacre | Polyphony | Stephen Layton


Cloudburst, excerpt [1:30]

Hyperion 67543

Kronos Quartet, San Francisco Girls Chorus, Earl L.Miller, reed organ

Winter Was Hard

Aulis Sallinen: Winter Was Hard [1:44]

Nonesuch 79181

Phil Kline, feat. Ethel & Lionheart

John the Revelator

Phil Kline: The Snow Fell [3:22]

Cantaloupe Music 21047

Michael Gandolfi | San Francisco Choral Artists, Alexander String Quartet

With Strings Attached: San Francisco Choral Artists and the Alexander String Quartet

Michael Gandolfi : Winter Light 1: Falling Snow (Amy Lowell, poet) [4:42]
Michael Gandolfi : Winter Light_ II. Opal (Amy Lowell poet) [4:39]

Foghorn Classics CD2006 or

Richard Einhorn, Anonymous 4

Voices of Light

Voices of Light: Fire of the Dove [3:56]

Sony Classical #62006
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Philip Glass


Vessels [8:06]

Nonesuch 79506

Eric Whitacre | Polyphony | Stephen Layton


Cloudburst (Octavio Paz, poet) [8:25]

Hyperion 67543

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble + Robert Een, cello

Dolmen Music

Excerpt, [5:19]

ECM 1197

Sir John Tavener | Steven Isserlis, cello, Kiev Chamber Chorus


Sir John Tavener : Svyati ('O Holy One' )excerpt [8:30]

RCA / Catalyst 64278
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