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Inscape: Choral Music of Gerald Custer (GIA ChoralWorks)

by Gerald Custer


Featuring the voices of Anam Cara with James Jordan conducting

With this recording, Gerald Custer firmly establishes himself as a major talent in choral composition. Gloriously performed by the voices of Anam Cara, conducted by James Jordan, this CD is simply breathtaking.

As beautiful as this music is, most is readily accessible to high school and college choirs, and is published as part of GIA’s Evoking Sound Choral Series. This project is a culmination of a remarkable friendship and true synergy between Custer and Anam Cara.

Writes Jordan: “I hope this recording will serve to introduce you to this honest, fresh, and gifted compositional voice. Gerald Custer is an amazing combination of composer, poet, and scholar, which produces choral music of not only great beauty but also profound message…As choral musicians, we all know that great choral music takes us on such profound inner journeys.”

This recording certainly achieves its ambitious goals.

Gerald Custer is an award-winning composer known for his deeply lyrical and melodic choral compositions. He is presently Director of Music at the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

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1. Custer: I Am Soft Sift - MP3 Gerald Custer 04:22 1.29
2. Custer: O Magnum Mysterium - MP3 Gerald Custer 04:56 1.29
3. Custer: Richard Crashaw's Carol - MP3 Gerald Custer 03:24 1.29
4. Custer: Winter's Cold - MP3 Gerald Custer 03:42 1.29
5. Custer: Balulalow - MP3 Gerald Custer 02:27 1.29
6. Custer: A Yeats Triptych - Farewell - MP3 Gerald Custer 03:46 1.29
7. Custer: A Yeats Triptych - The Fiddler Of Dooney - MP3 Gerald Custer 02:46 1.29
8. Custer: 3 Elizabethan Lyrics - Orpheus With His Lute - MP3 Gerald Custer 01:46 1.29
9. Custer: 3 Elizabethan Lyrics - The Silver Swan - MP3 Gerald Custer 02:11 1.29
10. Custer: 3 Elizabethan Lyrics - O Mistress Mine - MP3 Gerald Custer 01:29 1.29
11. Custer: How Can I Keep From Singing? - MP3 Gerald Custer 04:42 1.29
12. Custer: When Jesus Wept - MP3 Gerald Custer 03:40 1.29
13. Custer: Come Down, O Love Divine - MP3 Gerald Custer 02:47 1.29
14. Custer: Jerusalem, My Happy Home - MP3 Gerald Custer 02:22 1.29
15. Custer: Hineh Mah Tov - MP3 Gerald Custer 02:12 1.29
16. Custer: Deep River - MP3 Gerald Custer 03:48 1.29
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