Cantate 2000

Release Date: 2000
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Prime Voci, Jerome Wright (conductor), Jackson Berkey (piano), Jennifer Nelson (clarinet), Brian Wharton (cello), The Pacific Northwest’s Cat’s Meow

Album Notes

“I have been collaborating directly with Jerome Wright and the Seattle Girls’ Choir for many years. Numerous works in my treble catalog have been written with their distinctive sound uppermost in my mind. It was during my first Seattle visit with Jerry that I decided to do a treble choir setting of my song cycle, Voices From The Earth. My Ave dulcissima Maria, written as a ‘thanksgiving’ for their marvelous work on my music over the years, is premièred in this recorded collection. Featured is the title work, Cantate 2000. Commissioned in 2000 by the combined Phoenix Boys Choir and the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, it is here recorded for the first time with orchestra.”

-Jackson Berkey

“The relationship Seattle Girls’ Choir and I have established with Jackson Berkey continues to flourish. Each new and exciting collaboration propels us into fresh and increasingly beautiful artistic frontiers. We are successfully exploring the potentials of the beautiful vocal instrument known as the treble choir… The world of treble choirs is forever enriched because of the elegant repertoire – present and future – Jackson Berkey provides.”
-Jerome Wright, Ph.D

Track List

Cantata 2000

0. The Cat’s Meows
1. Resonet in Laudibus
2. Interlude
3. Super Flumina Babylonis
4. Terra Aliena
5. Cantate Domino

Prime Voci A Capella

6. Ave dulcissima Maria
7. Ascendit Deus

Voices from the Earth

8. Evening
9. Blindengarten
10. Autumn Comes to Woman
11. In a French Mountain Village