Release Date: April 1, 2009
Catalog #: NV5809
Format: Digital & Physical
Renaissance
Chamber
Liturgical
Vocal Music
Choir

Vespers

Piffaro
Kile Smith composer
The Crossing | David Nally conductor

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Track Listing & Credits

# Title Composer Performer
01 Veni Sancte Spiritus Kile Smith Piffaro; The Crossing | Donald Nally, conductor 2:48
02 Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern Kile Smith Piffaro; The Crossing | Donald Nally, conductor 3:52
03 Psalm 70 Kile Smith Piffaro; The Crossing | Donald Nally, conductor 4:40
04 Steht auf, ihr lieben Kinderlein! Kile Smith Piffaro; The Crossing | Donald Nally, conductor 2:27
05 Psalm 27 Kile Smith Piffaro; The Crossing | Donald Nally, conductor 11:34
06 In dir ist Freude Kile Smith Piffaro; The Crossing | Donald Nally, conductor 2:53
07 Psalm 113 Kile Smith Piffaro; The Crossing | Donald Nally, conductor 8:12
08 O susser Herre Jesu Christ Kile Smith Piffaro; The Crossing | Donald Nally, conductor 2:34
09 Herr Christ, der einig Gotts Sohn Kile Smith Piffaro; The Crossing | Donald Nally, conductor 5:56
10 Magnificat Kile Smith Piffaro; The Crossing | Donald Nally, conductor 7:02
11 Vater unser Kile Smith Piffaro; The Crossing | Donald Nally, conductor 8:55
12 Nun danket all und bringet Ehr Kile Smith Piffaro; The Crossing | Donald Nally, conductor 1:25
13 Deo gratias Kile Smith Piffaro; The Crossing | Donald Nally, conductor 2:50

Artist Information

Piffaro

Ensemble

World-renowned for its highly polished performances as the pied-pipers of Early Music, Piffaro, The Renaissance Band has delighted audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and South America. The ensemble, founded in 1980, recreates the elegant sounds of the official, professional wind bands of the late Medieval and Renaissance periods, as well as the rustic music of the peasantry. Piffaro's ever-expanding collection of shawms, sackbuts, dulcians, recorders, krumhorns, bagpipes, lutes, guitars, harps, and a variety of percussion, are careful reconstructions of instruments from the period.

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Kile Smith

Composer

Kile's frequently performed music is praised by audiences and critics for its emotional power, direct appeal, and strong voice. He is Curator of the Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music in the Free Library of Philadelphia, co-host of Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection, and host of the contemporary American music show Now is the Time on WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia.

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The Crossing

Choir

The Crossing, conducted by Donald Nally, is committed to working with creative teams to make and record new, substantial works for choir that explore and expand ways of writing, singing, and listening to choral music. Many of its nearly 100 commissioned premieres address social, environmental, and political issues.

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Donald Nally

Donald Nally

Conductor

Donald Nally conducts The Crossing, the internationally acclaimed, GRAMMY Award-winning professional choir that commissions, premieres, and records only new music. He holds the John W. Beattie Chair of Music at Northwestern University where he is director of choral organizations. Donald has served as chorus master at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Welsh National Opera, Opera Philadelphia, and for many seasons at the Spoleto Festival in Italy. He has commissioned over 120 works and, with The Crossing, has produced 20 recordings, winning two GRAMMY Awards.

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