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

Notes

Gwyneth Walker

Notes

Randall Thompson

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Hymn for America;
Pilgrims’ Hymn; The Road Home

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Our Dream of Freedom
 

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Three Songs from Frostiana
 

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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

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Poem by
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

 

 

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