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Title:In Every Corner Sing Synopsis
Artist:John Ayer directs the Memphis Boychoir and Memphis Chamber Choir   Bio Web site
Item:7034
Price:$17.98
Sample:Conclusion, Track 2, Antiphon from Five Mystical Songs, by Ralph Vaughan Williams
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Additional Details

Format:Digital Audio CD
Length:72' 59"
Organ:Schantz
Venue:St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Memphis, and St. Anne's R. C. Church, Memphis, Tennessee USA WEBSITE
Recorded:05/08/1998
Released:10/01/1998
Producer:Frederick Hohman
Notes Author:texts and bios only
Notes Language:English
Graphics Format:16pp book, traycard, jewelbox
UPC #:636077703423

Critics' Comments

Choir and Organ I loved it. ... I have to add at this point that the organ accompaniment is beyond the superlative throughout. ... Both the astringent fortes and whispered piano sections are treated with great style. It has all the facets of the music and that which lies behind it, subtlety, balance and ensemble are as near perfect as is possible. ... I recommend this especially and the whole disc for that matter. Bravo Memphis! - Peter Beaven


Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians From the first notes of Gerre Hancock’s (manuscript) Responsory, one can hear that exemplary choral sound is with us. The musical forces combine to produce a disc that is simply a joy to hear. - Victor Hill


The American Organist This is a prizewinner: ten boys and 19 adults (5-4-4-5) sing with great assurance and discipline. - Vernon Gotwals - Dec 1999


The American Record Guide The performances are very fine, well in tune and sensitively sung. ... make no mistake, this is very distinguished singing. There are simply too many wonderful pieces here to pick out one or two for special mention. ... It is all wonderful and testifies to the excellent work John Ayer is doing in Memphis. Lovers of church music, particularly in the Anglican tradition, will find much here to feed the soul. - Althouse


The American Record Guide Pro Organo appears to be presenting a kind of overview of the state of the church choir in America. Of the three discs that I have heard, this one is the most impressive. I do not usually associate Memphis, Tennessee, with a distinguished choral tradition, but here it is. This is well performed and recorded in a magnificent acoustic redolent of a large cathedral – actually two of them: St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral and St Anne’s Roman Catholic Church. The ensembles sing in an American style – less ethereal, less disembodied than the English, particularly the boys’ treble voices. A broader, warmer sound is most welcome. - Parsons


Track Listing
[ Track # • Title • Composer • Duration ]

01 • Responsory • Gerre Hancock • 1'13"
02 • Antiphon from Five Mystical Songs • Ralph Vaughan Williams • 3'16"
03 • Alleluia, Acclamation and Carol • Daniel Pinkham • 1'36"
04 • O love that casts out fear • Darren Raley • 3'23"
05 • Hymn: Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Repton) • Charles Hubert Hastings Parry • 4'28"
06 • Jubilate Deo in C • Benjamin Britten • 2'39"
07 • Sing, my soul, His wondrous love • Ned Rorem • 2'32"
08 • Ubi caritas • Jean Langlais • 6'28"
09 • O magnum mysterium • Morten Lauridsen • 6'20"
10 • Te Deum laudamus in F • John Ireland • 8'13"
11 • Take him, earth, for cherishing • Herbert Howells • 8'51"
12 • O sacrum convivium • Olivier Messiaen • 3'49"
13 • My eyes for beauty pine • Herbert Howells • 2'30"
14 • Confitemini Domino for Brass Quintet and Organ • Carlyle Sharpe • 4'37"
15 • Today the Virgin • John Tavener • 2'37"
16 • O vos omnes • Pablo Casals • 3'47"
17 • The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune • arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams • 5'12"

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