American Sounds, A Video Performance

May 13, 2022 - 4:07pm -- Kate Leitermann

Masked, but not silenced.

Commonwealth Chorale had prepared a November 2021 program with the lovely harmonies of composer Stephen Paulus and the stirring, uplifting choral works of Gwyneth Walker, hoping to perform live.  With the pandemic continuing, the live performance was canceled, but we came together (masked, of course) to record this beautiful music to offer our audience a video experience.  Here we present the Paulus and Walker pieces, as well as a past recording by the Chorale of several songs from Randall Thompson’s beloved Frostiana.  

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Stephen Paulus


Gwyneth Walker


Randall Thompson


Hymn for America;
Pilgrims’ Hymn; The Road Home


Our Dream of Freedom


Three Songs from Frostiana


Settings of poetry by
Michael Dennis. Browne

Settings of poetry by
Langston Hughes

Settings of poetry by
Robert Frost


The Midnight Ride of
Paul Revere



Poem by
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




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