Michael G. Cunningham composer
Alexandra Ottaway composer
Carol Barnett composer
David Dickau composer
Karen Tarlow composer
Kuhn Mixed Choir | Marek Vorlicek conductor
The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum conductor
Cornell University Chorus | Scott Tucker conductor
2004-2006 Minnesota Woman’s All-State Choir | Mary Alice Stollak conductor
Lyricora | C. Thomas Brooks conductor
Vox Futura | Harold Rosenbaum guest conductor
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. Like the texts that provide the source material, the works on VOICES OF EARTH AND AIR a compilation of choral works from five composers explore the deepest corners of the human condition, encapsulating the thrill of romantic emotion, the thirst for adventure, the expressive beauty of language, hope despite hardship, and more.
The choral works by Michael G. Cunningham, Karen Tarlow, Carol Barnett, Alexandra Ottaway, and David Dickau are emotionally interpreted by Lyricora (C. Thomas Brooks, conductor), the New York Virtuoso Singers (Harold Rosenbaum, conductor), the Kuhn Mixed Choir (Marek Vorlicek, conductor), the Cornell University Chorus (Scott Tucker, conductor), the 2005-2006 Minnesota Women’s All-State Choir (Mary Alice Stollak, conductor), and Vox Futura (Harold Rosenbaum, conductor), with clarinetists Katerina Cerm·kov·, Josef Jar·bek, Nela Durnìkov·, Veronika Hofmanov·, and Yhasmin Valenzuela; pianists Jaroslav äaroun, James Gregory, John Rowehl, Christine Starr, Xixi Zhou, Michael Monroe, and Hannah Shields; harpist Hana Mullerova and vocalist soloists Alena Hellerov·, Michaela ärumov·, Jessica Rossi, Mauri Tetrault, Mark Tempesta, and Thaddeus Bell.