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Corporate Author New Amsterdam Singers. Performer.

Title Island of hope [sound recording] : new American choral music.

Imprint Albany, NY : Albany Records, [2002]

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 Talbott Media  CD 4528    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Description 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note The 1st work with chamber orchestra; the 2nd and 5th works unacc.; the 3rd work with instrumental enesmble; the remainder with piano acc.
Language Sung in English; the 1st work also includes narration.
Note The final work, the finale from an operetta, arr. for chorus by Robert Page.
Words compiled from questions asked of immigrants entering Ellis Island and their reminisences of the event (1st work); from biblical sources (2nd work); by Sally Fisher (3rd work); and by Richard Wilbur (final work).
Performer Various speakers (in the 1st work); New Amsterdam Singers; Elizabeth Rodgers, piano; instrumentalists; Clara Longstreth, conductor.
Event Recorded 2001-2002, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City.
Note Compact disc.
Program notes by Clara Longstreth, full credits, and texts ([16] p.) in container.
Contents The golden door. What is your number? ; America, I wish I was going ; The fastest and securest transportation ; Steerage ; The lady with her hand up ; Island of hope, island of tears ; Names / Ronald Perera (22:00) -- The garment of praise. I will sing with the spirit ; Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord ; Let them give glory unto the Lord ; Praise Him, all ye stars of light ; I am their music / Randall Thompson (11:00) -- Acts of love: I'm here (1:19) ; Water, boats, and Noah: Pharaoh's daughter ; On stage ; If we ever get home ; Drowning ; How Noah started drinking (8:00) ; Memoirs and best friends: Memoirs ; 6 PM : best friends' fugue (6:00) ; In praise: In praise of humans making love ; Leaves (9:00) / Paul Alan Levi -- Three by Langston. New moon ; Luck ; Joy / Ricky Ian Gordon (9:00) -- Almighty Father : from Mass (1:23) ; Make our garden grow : from Candide (4:07) / Leonard Bernstein.
Subject Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with chamber orchestra.
Immigrants -- United States -- Songs and music.
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices), Unaccompanied.
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with piano.
Fisher, Sally, 1939- -- Musical settings.
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 -- Musical settings.
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices), Unaccompanied.
Operas -- Excerpts, Arranged.
Vocal music -- United States.
Added Author Fisher, Sally, 1939- Lyricist.
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. Lyricist.
Wilbur, Richard, 1921-2017. Librettist.
Page, Robert, 1927-2016. Arranger.
Rodgers, Elizabeth. Performer.
Longstreth, Clara. Conductor.
Perera, Ronald. Golden door; arranged.
Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Requiem. Garment of praise.
Levi, Paul Alan. Acts of love.
Gordon, Ricky Ian. Three by Langston.
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. Mass. Almighty Father.
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. Candide. Make our garden grow; arranged.
Added Title New American choral music
Garment of praise.
Three by Langston.
3 by Langston.
Almighty Father.
Make our garden grow.
Music No. TROY545 Albany Records