VINCENT PERSICHETTI (1915-1978): Mass, WILLIAM SCHUMAN (1910-1992): Carols of Death, IRVING FINE (1914-1962): The Hour-Glass, LUKAS FOSS (1922-2009): Psalms (Dwight Bigler, Alena Gorina [pianos]), WILLIAM BOLCOM (b.1938): The Mask (Bigler [piano]).
Catalogue Number: 08M071
Description: Two sacred works (Persichetti and Foss) surround three secular ones (Schuman sets three Whitman texts, Bolcom black poets of the Harlem Renaissance and Fine does Ben Johnson) in their own distinctive styles, offering a slice of American choral music from the period 1949 (Fine) to 1990 (Bolcom). Texts available on-line. University of Texas Chamber Singers; James Morrow.