• Vespers

    Catalog #: NV5809

    Release Date: April 1, 2009

    Renaissance
    Chamber
    Liturgical
    Vocal Music
    Choir

    Chicago's best-known early music ensemble The Newberry Consort exhilarates with VESPERS, a collection of dazzlingly original music for women’s voices. The composer? A mysterious early-17th-century Mexican named Juan de Lienas, whose style energetically oscillates between Renaissance and Baroque elements.

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  • In Memoriam

    Catalog #: NV5810

    Release Date: April 1, 2009

    21st Century
    Opera
    Stage Works
    Choir
    Orchestra

    Lewis Spratlan composer

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  • Fine Music, Vol. 1

    Catalog #: NV5841

    Release Date: February 1, 2011

    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Solo Instrumental
    Choir
    Clarinet
    String Orchestra

    Navona's FINE MUSIC, VOLUME 1 is the first in a series of fine selections from Navona Records. This digital release features Grammy-winner Richard Stoltzman, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lewis Spratlan, Pixar/Randy Newman orchestrator Jonathan Sacks, and New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow. This collection both highlights some of Navona's choicest tracks and offers a preview of things to come.

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  • It Is Time

    Catalog #: NV5845

    Release Date: March 1, 2011

    21st Century
    Vocal Music
    Choir

    IT IS TIME features the compositions of David Shapiro, Kile Smith, Paul Fowler, Frank Havroy, Erhard Karkoschka and Kristen Broberg based on the German-language poetry of Romanian poet Paul Celan. Celan's words are largely open to interpretation and lend themselves to musical adaptations; the composers on this disc adapt the words well, and vocal ensemble The Crossing, under conductor Donald Nally, performs them beautifully.

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  • Polyhymnia

    Catalog #: NV5867

    Release Date: February 1, 2012

    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Vocal Music
    Choir
    Orchestra
    String Orchestra

    With works described as "an inspired creation" (Music & Vision), "original and quite brilliant" (Fanfare), and "immensely poetic" (Tempo), Jonathan Little has planted himself as a luminary contemporary composer. On POLYHYMNIA, his first release on Navona Records, Little is able to transform traditional influences into rich, intense, and finely structured music that lives up to his reputation.

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  • Seeking & Finding

    Catalog #: NV5877

    Release Date: August 1, 2012

    21st Century
    Vocal Music
    Choir

    Natural beauty, emotion, and enlightenment. These are but a few of the common threads of SEEKING & FINDING, an album of choral works by two composers whose pointed explorations of humanity resonate in perfect pitch.

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  • Awakenings

    Catalog #: NV5878

    Release Date: July 1, 2012

    21st Century
    Vocal Music
    Choir
    Large Ensemble

    Navona Records is proud to present the debut commercial release from the critically acclaimed Coro Allegro, Boston's chorus for members and friends of the LGBT community. This album, AWAKENINGS, features two extraordinary works by composers from the Pioneer Valley region of Western Massachusetts: Shofar by Robert Stern, an intensely dramatic and deeply moving oratorio inspired by the four arresting calls of the shofar; and Why I Wake Early by Ronald Perera, with text drawn from the poetry of Mary Oliver.

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  • In Paradisum

    Catalog #: NV5890

    Release Date: October 1, 2012

    21st Century
    Vocal Music
    Choir

    IN PARADISUM is the second Navona release from Coro Allegro, Boston's chorus for members and friends of the LGBT community. This album features two works from acclaimed composer Patricia Van Ness: Requiem, a personal, intimate ritual of consolation reinforcing the presence of divine love; and The Voice of the Tenth Muse, a large, dramatic work based on the texts of Sappho.

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  • Imaginary Symphony

    Catalog #: NV5904

    Release Date: March 1, 2013

    21st Century
    Chamber
    Orchestral
    Choir
    Flute
    Orchestra

    New York-based Anthony Piccolo leads a vibrant and varied career as composer, choral director, pianist and conductor. Drawing on decades of performing and composing experience, he crafts clear and colorful scores in a variety of genres.

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  • Voices Of Earth And Air

    Catalog #: NV5923

    Release Date: July 1, 2013

    21st Century
    Vocal Music
    Choir

    The poet has long been considered a vehicle for expressing human thought and emotion through literary device, setting the seemingly indescribable to text, offering direction to the enamored and forlorn alike. The human voice adds a new element to the text, providing an additional level of complexity and expressiveness.

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  • Foundations

    Catalog #: NV5939

    Release Date: February 1, 2014

    21st Century
    Liturgical
    Orchestral
    Vocal Music
    Choir
    Orchestra

    Excerpts from the Bible, text from the Middle Ages, and traditional instrumentation (organ, orchestral, and choral) form the basis of six composers' inspired works on FOUNDATIONS to create stirring, new contemporary classical music. By connecting to the roots of historical texts and musical conventions - in some cases the foundations of our collective cultures - these pieces present a modern spin on traditional materials, sounds, and forms.

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  • Tetrahedron Dreams

    Catalog #: NV5947

    Release Date: April 1, 2014

    21st Century
    Solo Instrumental
    Vocal Music
    Choir
    Piano

    Drawing from a diverse set of genres and stylistic sources including atonal, folk, chant, dance, and more, Alexandra Ottaway's solo Navona Records debut TETRAHEDRON DREAMS presents a singular and striking listening experience.

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  • Treasures From the Archives

    Catalog #: NV5970

    Release Date: September 1, 2014

    20th Century
    Vocal Music
    Choir

    TREASURES FROM THE ARCHIVES, composer Carol Barnett's debut solo release on Navona Records, presents shining choral arrangements and originals from the composer's diverse catalog as interpreted by several choral groups, which gives the pieces an added tonal quality and presence. Many of the featured works were arranged by Barnett for the Minnesota-based Dale Warland Singers during her nearly decade-long residency with the group.

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  • Moonstrung Air

    Catalog #: NV5989

    Release Date: February 10, 2015

    21st Century
    Vocal Music
    Choir

    The human voice: A forceful yet delicate instrument. The weight of its expression can be as heavy as a ringing bell or as light as the whisper of an autumn breeze. Composer Gregory W. Brown presents a collection of his vocal and choral works on the Navona Records release MOONSTRUNG AIR, capturing the wonder of the human voice as our rooted connection with nature.

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  • Time, Still

    Catalog #: NV5998

    Release Date: April 14, 2015

    21st Century
    Chamber
    Solo Instrumental
    Choir
    Piano
    Saxophone

    Don't mistake the inference in the title of Emmy Award-winning composer Bruce Babcock's multi-faceted new Navona Records album TIME, STILL - the music is serious and contemplative at points to be sure, but the effervescence of Babcock's metrically shifting style and sound percolates to the surface throughout.

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  • Requiem: For the Living

    Catalog #: NV6009

    Release Date: September 11, 2015

    21st Century
    Vocal Music
    Choir
    Orchestra

    From Verdi and Mozart to Stravinsky and Britten, the requiem has been a musical tradition used by many composers to remind us of life's indeterminacy. American composer Arthur Gottschalk's momentous masterwork, REQUIEM: FOR THE LIVING, an 8-movement, 45 minute work for full orchestra, chorus, and four soloists, including tenor Alberto Mizrahi and Grammy-nominated soprano Lauren Snouffer, resigns the fear of uncertainty by celebrating the rich narrative of Western art and culture.

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  • Czech And Moravian Christmas Carols

    Catalog #: NV6010

    Release Date: October 9, 2015

    Folk Music
    Holiday
    Liturgical
    Choir

    Celebrate the joy and magic of Christmas with Czech composer Jan Jirásek’s debut Navona Records release CZECH AND MORAVIAN CHRISTMAS CAROLS. The composer presents a collection of original carols that highlight the spirit, peaceful contemplation, and mystery of Christmas, performed by the Czech children’s choir JITRO with accompaniments by traditional wind, percussion, and string instruments.

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  • Stars & Distances

    Catalog #: NV6011

    Release Date: November 13, 2015

    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Vocal Music
    Choir
    Clarinet
    Orchestra

    The most recent recording of music by internationally renowned and critically acclaimed composer, Fredrick Kaufman, is a mystical journey through Kaufman's compositional explorations of the unknown, the natural order, and universal human experience. The two feature works are world premieres of his atmospheric choral & instrumental pieces that depict the cosmos in Stars & Distances and Seven Sisters.

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  • Wisdom-Love-Eternity

    Catalog #: NV6027

    Release Date: February 12, 2016

    21st Century
    Liturgical
    Vocal Music
    Choir

    On his latest release on Navona Records, WISDOM-LOVE-ETERNITY, composer Michael G. Cunningham presents a collection of his choral works, performed by the Kühn Choir of Prague conducted by Marek Vorlíček, which explore the spiritual element of the human condition, addressing the uncertainty of death, the inexpressible emotion of love, and humans’ search for an understanding of God.

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  • Laudato Si

    Catalog #: NV6036

    Release Date: April 8, 2016

    Baroque
    Vocal Music
    Choir
    Organ

    Navona records presents LAUDATO SI: IN THE SPIRIT OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, a tribute to the 13th century Italian friar and preacher. Beloved over the world for his charity, devotion to poverty, and delight in Creation, St. Francis portrays his love for the beautiful in his poetic writings. In this exquisitely crafted vocal-organ program soprano Charlene Canty, countertenor Andrey Nemzer, and organist Nicholas Will present a fresh musical take on the Franciscan poetic tradition with world premiere recordings of three contemporary settings of texts by (or attributed to) St. Francis written by the composer Eli Tamar. These works are complemented by a series of solos and duets from various settings of Stabat Mater from the Baroque period to the mid-twentieth century.

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