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Young America: Choral Works by Gordon Getty

Eric Ericson Chamber Choir Stockholm, Russian National Orchestra, Alexander Vedernikov, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas

Available in 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF, FLAC and 2.8224 MHz DSD / DSF high-resolution audio formats

"... Getty is an extremely talented, communicative composer ... for any listener who enjoys robust choral writing, good tunes, lively rhythms and ethereal beauty, this can be enthusiastically recommended ... an extraordinarily engaging disc, one to which I shall return many times."
- Fanfare

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Young America  
1
I. Hark the Homeland
Gordon Getty; San Francisco Symphony Chorus; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas
2:43
2
II. Heather Mary
Gordon Getty; San Francisco Symphony Chorus; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas
6:43
3
III. My Uncle's House
Gordon Getty; San Francisco Symphony Chorus; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas
3:22
4
IV. War Interlude
Gordon Getty; San Francisco Symphony Chorus; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas
3:00
5
V. Daughter of Asheville
Gordon Getty; San Francisco Symphony Chorus; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas
3:36
6
VI. When Daniel Boone Goes By at Night
Gordon Getty; San Francisco Symphony Chorus; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas
1:31
Three Welsh Songs  
7
I. Welcome Robin
Gordon Getty; Eric Ericson Chamber Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
2:13
8
II. Kind Old Man
Gordon Getty; Eric Ericson Chamber Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
4:12
9
III. All Through the Night
Gordon Getty; Eric Ericson Chamber Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
3:48
10
Annabel Lee
Gordon Getty; San Francisco Symphony Chorus; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas
6:23
Victorian Scenes  
11
I. Blow, Bugle, Blow
Gordon Getty; Eric Ericson Chamber Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
3:06
12
II. Loveliest of Trees
Gordon Getty; Eric Ericson Chamber Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
1:57
13
III. With Rue My Heart is Laden
Gordon Getty; Eric Ericson Chamber Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
1:54
14
IV. Along the Field as We Came by
Gordon Getty; Eric Ericson Chamber Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
1:43
15
V. The Time Draws Near the Birth of Christ
Gordon Getty; Eric Ericson Chamber Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
2:23
16
VI. All Along the Valley
Gordon Getty; Eric Ericson Chamber Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
3:20
Plump Jack, Act II: Scene 7  
17
Jerusalem
Gordon Getty; Lisa Delan; Vladimir Chernov; Pavlo Hunka; Gunnar Birgersson; Mats Carlsson; The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
10:55
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    62:49
"... has a kind of charming, late-Romantic appeal, spiced with some more modern harmonic touches ... Getty’s arrangement of Three Welsh Songs, standard tunes featuring new English words by the composer, will bring a smile to many listeners ..."
- ClassicsToday.com

"Four Stars. Any of the works here evoke a mood musically that easily could have come from Beethoven or Schubert ... the performances are outstanding ... sound quality, as usual from PentaTone, is superb. Highly recommended, especially for lovers of choral music, or anyone that yearns for a bygone age."
- Audiophile Audition

Gordon Getty’s principal choral works are performed on this 2005 release by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Chorus led by Michael Tilson Thomas and the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir and Russian National Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Verdernikov. The title work, Young America, is a cycle of six movements for chorus and orchestra to texts by Getty and Stephen Vincent Benét.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recording venue: Davis Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 2/2004 (Young America & Annabel Lee)
Executive producer: Job Maarse
Recording producer: Job Maarse
Balance engineer: Everett Porter
Recording engineers: Carl Schuurbiers, Gus Pollek
Editing: Erdo Groot

Recording venue: Regentenbau Concert Hall, Bad Kissingen, Germany, 7/2003 (Three Welsh Songs, Victorian Scenes & “Jerusalem”)
Recording venue: DZZ Studio 5, Moscow, 10/2004 (“All Along the Valley” from Victorian Scenes)
Producers: Rick Walker & Sergei Markov
Recording producer: Job Maarse
Balance engineer: Erdo Groot
Recording engineers: Roger de Schot, Mario Nozza, Carl Schuurbiers
Editing: Erdo Groot

All music published by Rork Music
Cover: painting by Agnes Yau

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Microphones: Schoeps MK 2, DPA 4006 & DPA 4011 with Polyhymnia microphone buffer electronics
Microphone preamps: custom built by Polyhymnia International BV and outputs directly connected to Meitner DSD AD converter
DSD recording, editing and mixing: Pyramix Virtual Studio by Merging Technologies 5.0
Monitored on B&W Nautilus loudspeakers
Microphone, interconnect and loudspeaker cables by van den Hul

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