A SONG TO DAVID by William Albright
An oratorio in five parts with congregational song
Poetry of Christopher Smart (1722-1771)
Deborah Carbaugh, soprano
Susan Sacquitne-Druck, mezzo-soprano
Rick Penning, tenor
James Bohn, bass
Melissa Semmes and Charles Russell, narrators
Dean Billmeyer, organist
Choir of St. Mark's Cathedral, Minneapolis
Howard Don Small, director
World Premiere Recording!
American composer William Albright is known especially known for his works for organ and piano, although he has written for many instruments. His music has been performed by many major symphony orchestras. In this work, he sets the poetry of Christopher Smart, whose poetry also served as the libretto for Britten's "Rejoice in the Lamb." Composed in 1983, "A Song to David" receives its first recording here.
Twenty-four tracks, 72 minutes.
Part I: David
Part II: Creation
Part III: Virtue
Part IV: Adoration
Part V: Creation and Redemption