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The Crossing: Month of Moderns II

Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
The Crossing
Donald Nally, conductor

Month of Modern's II: Works for Choir and Organ
Friday, July 9, 2010  8:00
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill -  directions
   8855 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia

The Levine Project’s second premiere is by Florida composer Lansing McLoskey, an eclectic personality with a deep interest in Medieval and Renaissance music. McLoskey studied with Bo Holten, and his texture-oriented language gives the illusion there is something to be found just under the surface of the music. This new work, for organ and choir, will be complemented by the soaring lines of British composer Francis Pott’s My Song is Love Unknown and a rather introspective and elegant motet of Crossing favorite James MacMillan (Padre Pio's Prayer). Kamran Ince's Gloria (Everywhere) brings together Western harmonies with Middle-Eastern chant in a mystical language and is answered by Gabriel Jackson’s Now I have known, O Lord, on a prayer of awe and wonder by 10th-c. poet Al-Junaid.

Program
Francis Pott: My Song is Love Unknown, for organ and choir (2002)
Kamran Ince: Gloria (Everywhere) (2005)
Levine Project: Lansing McLoskey, The Memory of Rain for organ and choir (commissioned premiere)
James MacMillan: Padre Pio’s Prayer, for organ and choir (2008)
Gabriel Jackson: Now I have known, O Lord (2006)

This project has been supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the
Philadelphia Music Project.

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Month of Moderns continues on July 17 with a new work of Paul Fowler and music of Kile Smith and Thomas Jennefelt.
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