Various Artists - Gregory Hutter: Secular Choral Music (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 218 MB | Tracks: 12 | 49:30 min
Style: Classical | Label: Naxos

The exciting, genre-defying American composer Gregory Hutter wrote this sequence of choral music between 2009 and 2014- his intention being economic, direct, and tuneful music. The settings range from the English Renaissance to American poems of the early 20th century; from Shakespeare to Carl Sandburg and Sara Teasdale.

Hutter approaches the texts with lyricism and fluidity, attentive to the poetrys moments of melancholy, beauty or bucolic energy. In harmonically rich settings he draws on polyphony, chromaticism and lullaby alike to communicate and bring the listener closer to the core of the texts.
01. Shed No Tear!
02. Ah! Woe Is Me!
03. A Farewell
04. Tears, Idle Tears
05. A Cradle Song
06. Winter Song (Version for Mixed Chorus & Handbells)
07. Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind
08. Bond and Free
09. Tears (Version for Mixed Chorus)
10. I Love You
11. Under the Harvest Moon
12. Tears (Version for 4 Female Voices & Electronics)