Songs of the Civil War & Stephen Foster Favorites

Songs of the Civil War & Stephen Foster Favorites

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by Mormon Tabernacle Choir
     
 

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This generously programmed CD was derived from two different early-'60s albums by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir that happen to fit together by virtue of the common period shared by the repertory. Their approach to the music is somewhat different from that of the Roger Wagner Chorale,See more details below

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This generously programmed CD was derived from two different early-'60s albums by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir that happen to fit together by virtue of the common period shared by the repertory. Their approach to the music is somewhat different from that of the Roger Wagner Chorale, who generally take a more robust, full-bodied, and direct approach to this repertory. Under Richard Condie's direction, by contrast, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir generally go for subtle, highly restrained dynamics, even on full-blooded numbers like "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp," "The Battle Cry of Freedom," "He's Gone Away" (which is doubly fascinating to hear in a more authentic form than the version popularized by the Serendipity Singers around same period), and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" -- there are aspects of the latter song that listeners might never have noticed before, and the arrangement is clever in its own quiet way. It's really only on the songs that are impossible to sing any other way, such as "The Bonnie Blue Flag," that they cut loose, and even there, it's the women's voices that have the dominant role. A pair of organists, Alexander Schreiner and either Frank Asper or Robert Cundick, provide the accompaniment. Eight Stephen Foster songs fill out the CD after the baker's dozen of Civil War songs, and they are memorable, if a little less compelling. The annotation is not only generous and highly detailed, but as informative about the choir as it is about the songs.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/14/1992
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644829723
catalogNumber:
48297
Rank:
2901

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mormon Tabernacle Choir   Primary Artist
Alexander Schreiner   Organ
Richard Condie   Conductor
Frank Asper   Organ
Robert Cundick   Organ

Technical Credits

Robert DeCormier   Arranger
Alexander Schreiner   Arranger
Richard Condie   Arranger,Director
Thomas Frost   Producer
John McClure   Producer
Howard Fritzon   Cover Design
Peter J. Wilhousky   Arranger
Robert Cundick   Arranger
Alice Parker   Arranger
L. Durham   Arranger
Jay Welch   Arranger
William Steffe   Composer
Henry DeLafayette Webster   Composer
Joseph Philbrick Webster   Composer
Julia Ward Howe   Composer
Katherine Davis   Arranger
Walter Kittredge   Composer
Robert Shaw   Arranger

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