With this new collection, Gerald Custer firmly establishes himself as a major talent in choral composition.
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 Writes Jordan: “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 14 piece collection of all the music on CD-754 certainly achieves its ambitious goals.
Table of Contents: I Am Soft Sift(G-7319), O magnum mysterium(G-7093), Richard Crashaw's Carol(G-7231), Winter's Cold(G-7024), Balulalow(G-7190), Farewell(G-7004), The Fiddler of Dooney(G-7003), Three Elizabethan Lyrics: Orpeus with His Lute, The Silver Swan, and O Mistress Mine(G-6990), How Can I Keep From Singing(G-7227), When Jesus Wept(G-7033), Come Down, O Love Divine(G-7032), Jerusalem, My Happy Home(G- 7031), Hineh Mah Tov(G-7030), Deep River(G-7233)
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.