The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2007
  • Label: Clarion
  • UPC: 040888093121
  • Catalog Number: 931
  • Sales rank: 18,144

Album Credits

Performance Credits
VocalEssence Ensemble Singers Primary Artist, Vocal Ensemble
Philip Brunelle Conductor
Monroe Crossing Ensemble
Technical Credits
William Bolcom Composer
Stephen Paulus Composer
Ned Rorem Composer
Randall Thompson Composer
Philip Brunelle Liner Notes
Aaron Jay Kernis Composer
William Billings Composer
John Skippy Lehmkuhl Intern
Tom Mudge Engineer
Moses Hogan Arranger, Composer
Libby Larsen Composer
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Librettist
Brent Michael Davids Composer
Eric Whitacre Composer
Sigrid Johnson Producer
Octavio Paz Lyricist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent presentation, but...

    Not a traditional Mass in that it could be sung at a liturgical function. While it follows the structure of the Mass it doesn't follow what is termed the "propers." Nor is it what many would consider traditionally bluegrass, as defined by those familiar with, say, "O Brother Where Art Thou." I would think of it more as "Americana Music." The opening ballad, based, I believe on John 3:16 and Phil. 2, and which recounts salvation history from the fall of Adam as it recurs throughout the Mass (and which addresses the feminine aspect of God in the final verse) I found especially appealing, and as a liturgical musician I could see making use of the Credo section--quite moving--as a hymn at a funeral liturgy. Over all, not quite what I expected, but repeated listenings has given me a greater appreciation of it. I would recommend it to those who have a broad definition of and appreciation for liturgical music.

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