- Wake Ev'ry Breath, canon
- Africa, for chorus
- Mourn, Mourn
- New Boston ("Ye boundless Realms of Joy") / Hingham ("Shall we go on to
- I Am the Rose of Sharon
- Retrospect ("Was not the Day dark and gloomy")
- Chester, hymn
- Euroclydon, for chorus
- Chesterfield "Death may dissolve my Body now"
- Creation for chorus
- Jordan, for chorus
- As the Hart Panteth for chorus
- Release Date:
- New World Records
Performance CreditsWilliam Appling Primary Artist
Karen Krueger Alto (Vocal)
Pamela Warrick-Smith Alto (Vocal)
Gregory Purnhagen Bass (Vocal)
Walter Richardson Bass (Vocal)
Mark Wagstrom Bass (Vocal)
David Bakamjian Cello
Marco Granados Flute,Piccolo
Bill Ruyle Percussion
Cynthia Richards Wallace Soprano (Vocal)
Michael Steinberger Tenor (Vocal)
Michiko Oshima Viola
Jennifer Leshnower Violin
Muneko Otani Violin
Technical CreditsPaul Revere Cover Art
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William Billings: Wake Ev'ry Breath based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
This definitely ranks as one of, it not the, best Billings recording. It gives a wonderful overview of the different types of works he wrote, and includes several pieces I'd never heard before. The version of the masterpiece "Euroclydon" gave me real chills. Appling clearly did his homework and and he made a great recording.
There are a number of Billings albums available, and I happen to have them all (I think). This is the best. The sound, the repertoire, the singing.. . . all are extraordinary. I love the Hillier too, but this is the one.
William Billings is a vastly underrated composer. This album should be heard by anyone interested in the roots of American classical music.