Rare Beasts and Unique Adventures, Volume II
A second volume celebrating the rich talent of Richard Proulx, this collection again borrows its name from the first stanza of W. H. Auden's poem He Is the Way and features more of Richard's choral music written during the years 1968 through 1998. Volume 2 includes three psalm settings, five hymn concertatos on both new and old hymntunes, the "Festival Gloria" written for Chicago's Cardinal Bernardin, and "Follow Me," an anthem commissioned for the 1995 papal mass in New York's Central Park. The Cathedral Singers, conducted by the composer, bring vibrant life to this spectacular recording along with brass, timpani, strings, solo winds, and organ accompaniment.
CONTENTS: Festival Gloria (G-2791) Infant Holy, Infant Lowly(G-2376) Follow Me (G-4428) Benedicamus Domino Here within This House of Prayer (G-3477) I Lift My Eyes Up to the Hills (Psalm 121) O God Beyond All Praising (G-3190/1.40) God Is Love (G-3010) Sing We Merrily (Psalm 81) (G-2403) Taste and See (Psalm 34) (G-4471) Crown Him with Many Crowns.