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A Company of Voices

Conspirare in Concert

Grammy®-nominated (Best Classical Crossover)

Recorded October 2008
 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin, TX, a production of KLRU-TV in association with Conspirare

On CD and DVD

Craig Hella Johnson (CHJ), Conductor, Arrangements
With Bion Tsang, cello, and Thomas Burritt, percussion

Austin-based Grammy®-nominated Conspirare brings the exquisite sound of its Company of Voices to national television for the first time in this one-hour concert produced by KLRU for PBS. Recorded live at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin on October 12, 2008, A Company of Voices celebrates the transformative power of music and Conspirare’s unique ability to connect emotionally and spiritually with its audience. (from Harmonia Mundi notes)

“The music here [is] hopeful and reassuring, and each new number that came my way settled my soul … I found myself sorry that one song was ending at the same time I was enthusiastically and eagerly anticipating the next … The choir sings with an engaging sense of commitment and almost evangelical zeal.” — Audiophile Audition

“Artful arrangements and polished, utterly convincing performances … They sound at home in everything … Some of the lushest, loveliest, and most exquisitely balanced choral singing on record.” — American Record Guide


CD Tracks
  1. Sure on This Shining Night (Morten Lauridsen)
  2. Let the River Run (Carly Simon, arr. CHJ)
  3. The Water is Wide (traditional, arr. CHJ)
  4. Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel? (spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan)
  5. Will There Really Be a “Morning”? (CHJ)
  6. Light of a Clear Blue Morning (Dolly Parton, arr. CHJ)
  7. Collage (arr. CHJ): Wayfarin’ Stranger (traditional) / You’re No Good (Clint Ballard, Jr.) / De Profundis (chant) / See My Eyes (Andrew Lloyd Webber) / Crying (Joe Melson, Roy Orbison) / Drop, Drop Slow Tears (Orlando Gibbons)
  8. Agnus Dei (Samuel Barber)
  9. Deep River (spiritual, arr. Roy Ringwald)
  10. Gabriel’s Oboe (Ennio Morricone)
  11. Soneto de la Noche (Morten Lauridsen)
  12. When I Fall in Love (Edward Herman, arr. CHJ) / Nearer My God to Thee (Lowell Mason, arr. CHJ)
  13. What If (Eric Whitacre)
  14. Requiem (Eliza Gilkyson, arr. CHJ)
  15. 1000 Beautiful Things (Annie Lennox, arr. CHJ)
  16. Triptych (excerpt) III. Each shall rise (Tarik O’Regan)
  17. I Love You (Larry Norman, Randy Stonehill, arr. CHJ) / What a Wonderful World (Robert Thiele, George David Weiss, arr. CHJ)
  18. The First of My Lovers (Sydney Carter, arr. CHJ)

DVD

Harmonia Mundi HMD 9907535 – 56 min + 38 min. bonus features

See Tracks
  1. Sure on This Shining Night (Morten Lauridsen)
  2. Let the River Run (Carly Simon, arr. CHJ)
  3. The Water is Wide (traditional, arr. CHJ)
  4. Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel? (spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan)
  5. Will There Really Be a “Morning”? (CHJ)
  6. Light of a Clear Blue Morning (Dolly Parton, arr. CHJ)
  7. Agnus Dei (excerpt) (Samuel Barber)
  8. Gabriel’s Oboe (Ennio Morricone)
  9. Soneto de la Noche (Morten Lauridsen)
  10. What If (Eric Whitacre)
  11. Requiem (Eliza Gilkyson, arr. CHJ)
  12. 1000 Beautiful Things (Annie Lennox, arr. CHJ)
  13. Triptych (excerpt) III. Each shall rise (Tarik O’Regan)
  14. I Love You (Larry Norman, Randy Stonehill, arr. CHJ) / What a Wonderful World (Robert Thiele, George David Weiss, arr. CHJ)
  15. The First of My Lovers (Sydney Carter, arr. CHJ)

BONUS MUSIC TRACKS

  1. Collage (arr. CHJ): Wayfarin’ Stranger (traditional) / You’re No Good (Clint Ballard, Jr.) / De Profundis (chant) / See My Eyes (Andrew Lloyd Webber) / Crying (Joe Melson, Roy Orbison) / Drop, Drop Slow Tears (Orlando Gibbons)
  2. Deep River (spiritual, arr. Roy Ringwald)
  3. When I Fall in Love (Edward Herman, arr. CHJ) / Nearer My God to Thee (Lowell Mason, arr. CHJ)

BONUS FEATURES

    1. Conversations: Craig Hella Johnson with Midge Woolsey
    2. Reflections: Conspirare (Conspirare singers share experiences)
    3. Behind the Scenes (still photos)
    4. Stage Backdrop Images