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Robert Shaw/Atlanta Symphony

Song NameComposer
O Thou Who Art UnchangeableSamuel Barber
Lord Jesus Christ, Who Suffered All Life LongSamuel Barber
Father In Heaven, Well We Know That It Is ThouSamuel Barber
Father In Heaven! Hold Not Our Sins Up Against UsSamuel Barber
Part IBela Bartok
Part IIBela Bartok
Part IIIBela Bartok
Agnus Dei Ralph Vaughan Williams
Beat! Beat! Drums!Ralph Vaughan Williams
ReconciliationRalph Vaughan Williams
Dirge For Two VeteransRalph Vaughan Williams
Angel Of DeathRalph Vaughan Williams
O Man Greatly BelovedRalph Vaughan Williams

Directed by Robert Shaw

Barber's Prayers of Kierkegaard was commissioned by the Koussevitsky Foundation in 1942, but the composer did not complete the work until January, 1954. It is a setting, in the form of a single-movement cantata, of four prayers by the Danish theologian and philosopher Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855). Robert Shaw gave the American premiere of Bartok's Cantata Profana at Carnegie Hall in 1952. For this recording, he has used a refined version of the English translation of the text he made for that premiere performance. Vaughan Williams's Dona Nobis Pacem was intended as a warning of the threat of war in Europe in the mid-1930s. The texts are taken from the poetry of Walt Whitman, the Bible, the Latin Mass, and from a speech made in the British House of Commons during the Crimean War in the 1850s by John Bright.

Item code: 6236C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | Some a cappella | Mixed | United States

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