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ARISE, Key Chorale’s newly released album features two world premiere recordings commissioned from composer Ola Gjeilo, including the title track ARISE commissioned to accompany the aerial ballet of NEA National Heritage Fellow Dolly Jacobs at the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Cirque des Voix® performances, The Lake Isle II commission by Key Chorale, as well as other works by Ola Gjeilo and contemporary composers highlighting themes of beauty, transformation and sacred harmony.

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Vocal Artistry’s debut CD MORE THAN MUSIC was released October 2012 and includes 8 world premiere recordings by composers Gwyneth Walker, Craig Courtney, Bradley Nelson, Daniel Davis, Howard Helvey, David Lantz III, and Mark Hayes.
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Featuring flutist William Larsen and original artwork by artist Leoma Lovegrove. Highlights: Tshotsholoza – Arr. Jeffrey L. Ames; Let Music Fill the Air – Gwyneth Walker; Be Thou a Smooth Way – Ralph M. Johnson;Sure On This Shining Night – Morten Lauridsen; Blessed Assurance – Arr. Mark Hayes

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INVOCATIONS, released by Key Chorale, of Sarasota FL in 2010 features the world premiere recording of Invocations: Prayers for the Earth, a commissioned work by Dale Warland in honor of the Chorale’s 25th Anniversary, and Three Days by the Sea, a commissioned work by Gwyneth Walker. Featuring clarinetist Bharat Chandra. Highlights include:

Sleep – Eric Whitacre
The Seal Lullaby – Eric Whitacre
God So Loved the World – Daniel Moe
In Remembrance – Jeffrey L. Ames

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HOW SWEET THE SOUND features the choruses of the Southwest Florida Symphony heard live and on tour at the Salle de Musique, La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. It includes world premiere recordings of David Brunner’s I Am in Need of Music and the title track, How Sweet the Sound commissioned from William Dawson Jr. Highlights include:

I Am in Need of Music – David Brunner
The Majesty and Glory of Your Name – Tom Fettke
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross – Gilbert M. Martin
Battle Hymn of the Republic – Peter J. Wilhousky

Sing Me To Heaven

SING ME TO HEAVEN features the title track by Daniel Gawthrop and world premiere recordings of Bradley Nelson’s An Irish Love Duet and Libby Larsen’s The Ballerina & the Clown for children’s chorus and harp. Harpist Kay Kemper is also featured on Randall Thompson’s The Lord is My Shepherd and Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Faure. Highlights include:

Zion’s Walls – Aaron Copland
Pavane – Gabriel Faure
If Music Be the Food of Love –David Dickau
Hymn for America – Stephen Paulus

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