Richard Moriarty: Missa Adsum! Celebrating Women &

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Label: TOCCATA CLASSICS
Catalog: TOCC0503
Format: COMPACT DISC

Lisohorska, Antonina; Ukrainian Festival Choir; Kuchar, Theodore; Ukrainian Festival Orchestra; Soloviy, Sofia; Tlushch, Vladislav

The American composer Richard Moriarty (born in Boston in 1946) spent his professional life as a pathologist, taking up composition upon his retirement as a student of Adolphus Hailstork and Richard Danielpour. His deeply felt orchestral song-cycle We That Wait, using poems from the American Civil War written by women, and the expansive, exuberant Missa Adsum! Celebrating Women, are both grand statements in a proud American tradition of Neo-Romanticism, accessible, direct and sincere. Of the premiere performance, one reviewer wrote: “Adsum-Celebrating Women was a tour de force, whose title comes from the Roman rite of ordination when candidates are called by name and answer “Adsum- Present!” It was sung with passion and beauty…” (M.D. Ridge)

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