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Crossing the Divide

Exploring Influence and Finding Our Voice

American Masterpieces Festival


Live recordings from festival performances, January 25-28, 2007. Festival highlights and Conspirare Showcase concert

Featuring the Conspirare choirs, Judson High School Chorale, St. Stephen’s Madrigal Singers, Texas State Chorale, Texas Tech University Choir, University of Texas Concert Chorale, Wesley United Methodist Intergenerational Choir, plus a massed choir of 600. World premieres of music by John Muehleisen, Stephen Paulus and Dan Welcher


  1. Salut au Monde! (Massed Choir) world premiere, John Muehleisen
  2. Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel (Texas Tech University Choir) arr. Moses Hogan
  3. Pilgrim’s Hymn (Massed Choir) Stephen Paulus
  4. I Am the Rose of Sharon (St. Stephen’s Madrigal Singers) William Billings
  5. Las Agachadas (Texas State Chorale) Aaron Copeland
  6. Gentle Annie (Texas State Chorale) Stephen Foster, arr. Edwin Fissinger
  7. Animal Crackers Vol. 1: The Panther (Texas Tech University Choir) Eric Whitacre
  8. Animal Crackers Vol. 1: The Cow (Texas Tech University Choir) Eric Whitacre
  9. Animal Crackers Vol. 1: The Firefly (Texas Tech University Choir) Eric Whitacre
  10. Black is the color of my true love’s hair (Texas Tech University Choir) Stuart Churchill
  11. The Lord Is My Shepherd (Wesley United Methodist Intergenerational Choir) Minister Eddie A. Robinson
  12. Al Shlosha D’Varim (Conspirare Children’s Choir) Allan E. Naplan
  13. Psalm 23 (University of Texas Concert Chorale) Paul Basler
  14. The Water Is Wide (Judson High School Chorale) arr. Rene Clausen
  15. The Promise of Living (Massed Choir) Aaron Copeland


  1. Beautiful River (arr. William Hawley)
  2. The Blue Estuaries: To Be Sung on the Water (David Ashley White)
  3. The Blue Estuaries: I Saw Eternity (David Ashley White)
  4. Reincarnations: Mary Hynes (Samuel Barber)
  5. Reincarnations: Anthony O’Daly (Samuel Barber)
  6. Reincarnations: The Coolin’ (Samuel Barber)
  7. The Campers at Kitty Hawk, from US Stories (Michael Dellaira)
  8. Leaves of Grass: I celebrate myself (Dan Welcher, world premiere)
  9. Leaves of Grass: I am he that walks (Dan Welcher, world premiere)
  10. Leaves of Grass: There is that in me (Dan Welcher, world premiere)
  11. Poemas de Amor: Soñaba (Stephen Paulus, world premiere)
  12. Poemas de Amor: De tu cama a la mía (Stephen Paulus, world premiere)
  13. Poemas de Amor: Pasas por mi calle (Stephen Paulus, world premiere)
  14. Poemas de Amor: Si lo dicen, digan (Stephen Paulus, world premiere)
  15. Poemas de Amor: Mano a mano (Stephen Paulus, world premiere)
  16. Sleep (Eric Whitacre)
  17. House Song to the East, from The Whole World is Coming (Jonathan Santoret)
  18. Not One Sparrow Is Forgotten (arr. William Hawley)
  19. My God Is a Rock (featuring the Southeastern Chorale, arr. Alice Parker/Robert Shaw)
  20. The Battle of Jericho (arr. Moses Hogan)