Back to another Robert Shaw recommendation – The Power and The Majesty. A few selections include the following:
- Haydn’s The Heavens are Telling from the Creation
- Sanctus from Faure’s Requiem
- Lacrimosa from the Mozart Requiem
- O Fortuna from Orff’s Carmina burana
- Polovtsian Dances by Borodin
Here is a positive review from an Amazon listener.
“This CD could be the cornerstone of your choral music library! Wonderful performances of all of the essential choral pieces give a wonderful introduction to choral music for someone new to it, and also gives a nice sampler of the best pieces for someone already familiar with the music. Listening to each excerpt may inspire you to purchase the entire work!
As you would expect of performances by Robert Shaw’s groups, these performances are really extraordinary and show the best of American choral singing.”
To give readers a taste of this CD, below is Verdi’s Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves. Check it out and pass this recommendation on to others.