Title: Celebrating the American Spirit
Artist: Adler / O'Hara / Essential Voices Usa / Clurman
Label: Sono Luminus
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
Genre: Classical Composers
Sono Luminus proudly presents Celebrating the American Spirit, performed by Essential Voices USA and directed by Judith Clurman, which reconfigures musical expressions of nationhood. EVUSA comes together with guest soloists and instrumentalists, including singers Kelli O'Hara and Ron Raines, and composer arranger Larry Hochman. There is even a new lyric by Sheldon Harnick, the famed lyricist of Fiddler on the Roof. From beginning to end, EVUSA delivers imaginatively conceived performances that articulate new visions of community and civic responsibility in the 21st century. At the core of the CD is 'Sing Out Mr. President', a series of sixteen newly commissioned works set to quotations by U.S. presidents stretching from George Washington to Barack Obama. Judith Clurman initiated this inventive project in response to 9/11, after she conducted the Juilliard Choral Union in a wrenching memorial concert at a firehouse in New York City.
1.1 The Pledge of Allegiance
1.2 Hymn for America
1.3 Washington Round
1.4 The Ballot Is Stronger Than the Bullet (Lincoln)
1.5 Moral, Courage (Reagan)
1.6 It Gets Lonely in the White House
1.7 A Quiet Moment
1.8 A Seed of Grain:
1.9 Theme from 'The American President'
1.10 God Bless America
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