This week on Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio Stan Schmidt takes you on a journey to view A Map of the Celestial Sky. You will hear Music created by Joseph Gregorio, Eric Barnum, Tarik O’Regan, Bruno Skulte, Paola Prestini, Orlande de Lassus and Frederyk Chopin. Musical styles vary by offering a Cosmic Mystery called The Hubble Cantata and a CD of Choral Music by Bruno Skulte of Latvia & two vocal solos by Frederyk Chopin for Soprano and Baritone. Then three choral works presented at the ACDA convention in Minneapolis featuring the Rutgers University Glee Club and the Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota. The final work on the broadcast will be a new choral expression by English creator Tarik O’Regan who John Rutter called, “One of the most original and eloquent of British Composers”. He has lived in NYC since 2004 and like Benjamin Britten his music manages to speak via an extraordinary economy of means: short, distinct and memorable. The work was recorded in 2015 and explores the talents of the Halle Youth Choir and the Manchester Grammar School Choir with conductor Sir Mark Elder. O’Regan’s composition The Celestial Map of the sky offers some interesting sounds with some great singing by some young choral musicians.
For a look at the CD’s used and a complete list of the music heard go to the blog of WWW.GOINGBEYONDWORDS.COM website and click on show 2338