Ramirez: Misa Criolla

Ramirez: Misa Criolla

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Robert de Cormier, his 12-member vocal ensemble Counterpoint, and 28 additional singers and instrumentalists have joined forces to present this lavish 2005 Albany release of twentieth century Latin American choral music; yet for all the care and effort expended, the folk-flavored results are merely entertaining, not revelatory or…  See more details below

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Robert de Cormier, his 12-member vocal ensemble Counterpoint, and 28 additional singers and instrumentalists have joined forces to present this lavish 2005 Albany release of twentieth century Latin American choral music; yet for all the care and effort expended, the folk-flavored results are merely entertaining, not revelatory or moving. The sacred works by Argentinean composer Ariel Ramírez are the most prominent offerings, central to the album's cross-cultural theme and representative of the newfound freedom of religious expression made possible by Vatican II. "Misa Criolla" and the Christmas cantata "Navedad Nuestra" (both 1964) are key examples of the hybrid church music Ramírez composed to promote the use of the Spanish vernacular in the Roman Catholic liturgy; yet these settings smack too much of the decade's kitschy pop styles -- most flagrantly in the use of a harpsichord and peppy vocalizations, obviously borrowed from the Swingle Singers -- and sound too commercially calculated to make the blending of styles seem heartfelt. Shorter choral pieces of a secular nature by Gustavo Adolfo Rengifo, Carlos Chávez, José Antonio Rincón, and Mozart Camargo Guarnieri round out the program, and reflect South American styles with more authentic color and rhythmic vitality, and with less self-conscious artifice. The reproduction is good, though mixed to make Counterpoint sound too much like anonymous studio vocalists.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2005
Label:
Albany Records
UPC:
0034061074625
catalogNumber:
746
Rank:
301776

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Tracks

  1. La Misa Criolla for tenor, piano, chorus & orchestra  - Ariel Ramírez  - Don Baldini  - Robert DeCormier  - Ann Fitch  - Roger Grow  - Joseph Schmidt  - Mark Kuprych  - Lynn Anderson  - John Muratore  - Tom Toner  - Mauro Refusco  - Piero Bonamico  - Hector "Tito" Castro  - Clara Cavitt  - Karen Chickering  - Danielle Livellara Ehlers  - Miriam French  - Cynthia Huard  - Mark Madison  - Joseph A. McVeigh  - Eric Phinney  - Jeffrey Rehbach  - Robert Rohr  - Don Rosenthal  - Juan "Pepe" Santana  - Juan "Pepe" Santana  - Juan "Pepe" Santana  - Regina Shekerjian  - Yousif Sheronick  - Glenn Sproul  -  Counterpoint
  2. La Llamita (Columbian Song)  - Gustavo Adolfo Rengifo  - Robert DeCormier  - Roger Grow  - Tom Toner  - Regina Shekerjian  -  Counterpoint
  3. Arbolucu, Te Sequeste (Iberian Folksong)  - Carlos Chávez  - Robert DeCormier  - Regina Shekerjian  -  Counterpoint
  4. Yambambó (Afro-Colombian Song)  - José Antonio Rincón  - Robert DeCormier  - Roger Grow  - Roger Grow  - Melissa Chesnut-Tangerman  - Tom Toner  - Regina Shekerjian  -  Counterpoint
  5. Por el Camíno (Colombian song)  - Juan Reina  - Robert DeCormier  - Roger Grow  - Tom Toner  - Regina Shekerjian  -  Counterpoint
  6. Egbêgí (Afro-Brazilian slave song)  - Camargo Guarnieri  - Robert DeCormier  - Tom Toner  - Regina Shekerjian  -  Counterpoint
  7. Misa por la Paz y la Justicia: Credo (malambo)  - Ariel Ramírez  - Don Baldini  - Robert DeCormier  - Roger Grow  - John Muratore  - Tom Toner  - Cynthia Huard  - Juan "Pepe" Santana  - Juan "Pepe" Santana  - Juan "Pepe" Santana  - Regina Shekerjian  - Rothman Terán  - Rothman Terán  - Ruben Terán  - Ruben Terán  - Ruben Terán  - Cesar Vele  - Cesar Vele  - Ivan Vele  - Ivan Vele  -  Counterpoint
  8. Misa por la Paz y la Justicia: Santo (bailecito)  - Ariel Ramírez  - Don Baldini  - Robert DeCormier  - Roger Grow  - John Muratore  - Tom Toner  - Cynthia Huard  - Juan "Pepe" Santana  - Juan "Pepe" Santana  - Juan "Pepe" Santana  - Regina Shekerjian  - Rothman Terán  - Rothman Terán  - Ruben Terán  - Ruben Terán  - Ruben Terán  - Cesar Vele  - Cesar Vele  - Ivan Vele  - Ivan Vele  -  Counterpoint
  9. Misa por la Paz y la Justicia: Cordero de Dios (estilo pampeano)  - Ariel Ramírez  - Don Baldini  - Robert DeCormier  - Roger Grow  - John Muratore  - Tom Toner  - Cynthia Huard  - Juan "Pepe" Santana  - Juan "Pepe" Santana  - Juan "Pepe" Santana  - Regina Shekerjian  - Rothman Terán  - Rothman Terán  - Ruben Terán  - Ruben Terán  - Ruben Terán  - Cesar Vele  - Cesar Vele  - Ivan Vele  - Ivan Vele  -  Counterpoint
  10. Misa por la Paz y la Justicia: Salmo 150 (chacarera)  - Ariel Ramírez  - Don Baldini  - Robert DeCormier  - Roger Grow  - John Muratore  - Tom Toner  - Cynthia Huard  - Juan "Pepe" Santana  - Juan "Pepe" Santana  - Juan "Pepe" Santana  - Regina Shekerjian  - Rothman Terán  - Rothman Terán  - Ruben Terán  - Ruben Terán  - Ruben Terán  - Cesar Vele  - Cesar Vele  - Ivan Vele  - Ivan Vele  -  Counterpoint

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