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.
TRACKS INCLUDED ON ALBUM
Custer: I Am Soft Sift
Custer: O Magnum Mysterium
Custer: Richard Crashaw's Carol
Custer: Winter's Cold
Custer: A Yeats Triptych - Farewell
Custer: A Yeats Triptych - The Fiddler Of Dooney
Custer: 3 Elizabethan Lyrics - Orpheus With His Lute
Custer: 3 Elizabethan Lyrics - The Silver Swan
Custer: 3 Elizabethan Lyrics - O Mistress Mine
Custer: How Can I Keep From Singing?
Custer: When Jesus Wept
Custer: Come Down, O Love Divine
Custer: Jerusalem, My Happy Home
Custer: Hineh Mah Tov
Custer: Deep River
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