Transeamus: The Music Of Robert Young
Label: Mark Records
Format: COMPACT DISC
University of Northern Iowa Concert Chorale; Wiles, John Len; Klein, Jenna
Robert H. Young was among the most cherished composers of American choral music in the 20th Century. Deeply committed to text and poetry, his music reflects the lyricism of Victorian poetry through delicate harmonies, clear rhythms, and rich choral textures. “Transeamus” is a collection of sacred, secular, and Christmas settings from across Young’s composing career interpreted by the UNI Concert Chorale and conductor John Wiles, who studied and sang under Young for 7 years. The UNI Concert Chorale is the flagship choral ensemble at the University of Northern Iowa and is comprised of undergraduate students selected by competitive audition from all academic disciplines. Concert Chorale has performed for national and regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and tours both domestically and internationally.