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In celebration of Earth Day, Cedille Records releases the world premiere recording of Stacy Garrop's monumental oratorio Terra Nostra, "a spellbinding dive into the history of the planet" (Chicago Classical Review). Terra Nostra explores the relationship between humanity and Earth, and how humankind can re-establish a harmonious balance. Stacy Garrop 's music is characterized by it's lyricism and vivid storytelling. She has been described by the Chicago Tribune as "one of Chicago's most keenly sensitive composers" and praised by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review for musicthat "excites the enthusiasm of performers and audiences alike," while the Detroit Free Press remarks, "she has "asharp ear for instrumental color and narrative form: She can tell a story." Declared an "oratorio that embraces the whole world" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Garrop's tour de force is aninterconnected musical narrative presented in three parts: Creation of the World, The Rise of Humanity, and Searchingfor Balance. The multifarious text weaves together creation myths from India, North America, and Egypt, excerpts from the Bible'sOld Testament, classic poetry from Walt Whitman, Lord Byron, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and contemporary writings by Esther Iverem and Wendell Berry, among others. Terra Nostra is performed by soloists soprano Michelle Areyzaga, mezzo-soprano Leah Dexter, tenor Jesse Donner, andbass-baritone David Govertsen, the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, Alice Millar Chapel Choir, and Chicago's Uniting Voices, all led by acclaimed conductor Stephen Alltop.
In celebration of Earth Day, Cedille Records releases the world premiere recording of Stacy Garrop's monumental oratorio Terra Nostra, "a spellbinding dive into the history of the planet" (Chicago Classical Review). Terra Nostra explores the relationship between humanity and Earth, and how humankind can re-establish a harmonious balance. Stacy Garrop 's music is characterized by it's lyricism and vivid storytelling. She has been described by the Chicago Tribune as "one of Chicago's most keenly sensitive composers" and praised by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review for musicthat "excites the enthusiasm of performers and audiences alike," while the Detroit Free Press remarks, "she has "asharp ear for instrumental color and narrative form: She can tell a story." Declared an "oratorio that embraces the whole world" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Garrop's tour de force is aninterconnected musical narrative presented in three parts: Creation of the World, The Rise of Humanity, and Searchingfor Balance. The multifarious text weaves together creation myths from India, North America, and Egypt, excerpts from the Bible'sOld Testament, classic poetry from Walt Whitman, Lord Byron, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and contemporary writings by Esther Iverem and Wendell Berry, among others. Terra Nostra is performed by soloists soprano Michelle Areyzaga, mezzo-soprano Leah Dexter, tenor Jesse Donner, andbass-baritone David Govertsen, the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, Alice Millar Chapel Choir, and Chicago's Uniting Voices, all led by acclaimed conductor Stephen Alltop.
735131922722
Garrop / Donner / Areyzaga / Alice Millar Chapel - Terra Nostra

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Format: CD
Label: CEDILLE
Rel. Date: 04/22/2024
UPC: 735131922722

Terra Nostra
Artist: Garrop / Donner / Areyzaga / Alice Millar Chapel
Format: CD
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In celebration of Earth Day, Cedille Records releases the world premiere recording of Stacy Garrop's monumental oratorio Terra Nostra, "a spellbinding dive into the history of the planet" (Chicago Classical Review). Terra Nostra explores the relationship between humanity and Earth, and how humankind can re-establish a harmonious balance. Stacy Garrop 's music is characterized by it's lyricism and vivid storytelling. She has been described by the Chicago Tribune as "one of Chicago's most keenly sensitive composers" and praised by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review for musicthat "excites the enthusiasm of performers and audiences alike," while the Detroit Free Press remarks, "she has "asharp ear for instrumental color and narrative form: She can tell a story." Declared an "oratorio that embraces the whole world" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Garrop's tour de force is aninterconnected musical narrative presented in three parts: Creation of the World, The Rise of Humanity, and Searchingfor Balance. The multifarious text weaves together creation myths from India, North America, and Egypt, excerpts from the Bible'sOld Testament, classic poetry from Walt Whitman, Lord Byron, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and contemporary writings by Esther Iverem and Wendell Berry, among others. Terra Nostra is performed by soloists soprano Michelle Areyzaga, mezzo-soprano Leah Dexter, tenor Jesse Donner, andbass-baritone David Govertsen, the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, Alice Millar Chapel Choir, and Chicago's Uniting Voices, all led by acclaimed conductor Stephen Alltop.
        
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