Amazing Grace

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This week Together in Song explores choral expressions of spiritual gratitude and wonder, from Bach’s Magnificat to a beautiful setting of "Amazing Grace" from a composer best known for his work with Mannheim Steamroller. Works ancient and modern, simple and complex, spare and grandiose, and all filled with grace.

Program details:

Trad. Arr. Jackson Berkey: "Amazing Grace"
— Soli Deo Gloria Cantorum

J.S. Bach: Magnificat anima mea
— Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra; Karl Richter

Felix Mendelssohn: "Heilig"
— Gloria Dei Cantores; Elizabeth Patterson

Giovanni Gabrieli: "Jubilate Deo"
— Gregg Smith Singers; Texas Boys Choir; Edward Tarr Brass Ensemble; Gabrieli Consort; Virrotio Negri

John Tavener: "Out of the Night"
— Taverner Choir; Andrew Parrott

Eric Whitacre: "I Thank You God for this Most Amazing Day"
— Polyphony; Stephen Layton

John Tavener: "Out of the Night"
— Taverner Choir; Andrew Parrott

Trad. "Amazing Grace" (excerpt)
— Bessie Jones

Franz Schubert: Gott in der Natur
— Texas Boys Choir; Michael Shannon, dir.

Moses Hogan: "I'm Gonna Sing til the Spirit Moves My Heart"
— Amadeus Choir, Nicol Mat

Marvin Mills: "Live-A-Humble"
— Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano; Clark Atlanta University Choir; Glynn Halsey, Director; Marvin Mills, piano

Anton Bruckner: "Virga Jesse"
— Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno; Petr Fiala

Trad. Arr. Robert Shaw: "Wondrous Love"
— Robert Shaw Festival Singers of the Ohio State University; Robert Shaw, cond.

Antonio Teixeria: "Te Deum Laudemas"
— The Sixteen, Harry Christophers

Trad. "Amazing Grace"
— Boston Camerata