Teaching Music through Performance in Choir, Vol. 1

Resource Recordings, Selections from Grades 1 and 2, all of Grades 3 and 4 (2 CD set)

by James Jordan, Jerry McCoy

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This stunning two-CD set contains premier recordings of 38 of the most significant works ever composed for choir, levels 1-3, as selected by leaders in the choral art. These performances will inspire and inform you as you make literature selections for the year. Featuring breathtaking performances by the Westminster Choir College of Rider University's Westminster Williamson Voices, James Jordan, conductor, and the University of North Texas Chamber Choir, Jerry McCoy, conductor.

For more information about each piece, as well as conducting insights from Frank Abrahams, Anton Armstrong, Joseph Flummerfelt, Graeme Morton, and Weston Noble, refer to the companion book, Teaching Music through Performance in Choir, Volume 1 (G-6534), compiled by Heather J. Buchanan and Matthew W. Mehaffey, published by GIA Publications, Inc.

Contents: Level 1 (Disc 1) - Be Thou My Vision /arr. Parker - Bist du bei mir /Bach - Old Abram Brown /Britten - Simple Gifts /Copland Level 2 - Ave verum corpus /Elgar - Die Nachtigall /Mendelssohn - El Grillo /Desprez - Erev Shel Shoshanim /Dor, Hadar - Psallite /Praetorius Level 3 - Alleluia /Larsen - Ave verum corpus /Mozart - Bogoróditse Djévo /Pärt - Cantique de Jean Racine /Fauré - Circus Band /Ives - Dirait-on /Lauridsen - A Gaelic Blessing /Rutter - Gloria /Haydn - Hallelujah, Amen /Handel - Haneirot Halalu /Hoffman - He, Watching over Israel /Mendelssohn Level 3 (Disc 2) - Innoria /Patriquin - Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier /arr. Parker/Shaw - The Last Words of David /Thompson - Let Their Celestial Concerts All Unite /Handel - Muié Rendêra /Pinto Fonseca - Musicks Empire /Pfautsch - Notre Père /Duruflé - Salmo 150 /Ajuiar - Set Me as a Seal /Clausen - Shenandoah /arr. Erb - Sicut cervus /Palestrina - Sure on This Shining Night /Barber - Time and Concord /Britten - Wade in the Water /arr. Hogan - Zigeunerleben /Schumann - Song of Peace /Persichetti Level 4 - Ave verum corpus /Byrd - There Will Be Rest /Ticheli

The excellent performances are equally divided between two of the nation’s finest college choirs, the Westminster Williamson Voices conducted by James Jordan and the University of North Texas Chamber Choir conducted by Jerry McCoy.