New BYU Singers Album!

Last year in BYU Singers, we quietly recorded several songs during our rehearsals, the week before Christmas break and the week before Spring graduation.  Most of the pieces we recorded had only been sight-read the day before we recorded them.  It was such a thrilling experience to record this because, it required all of us to be on our toes and put out beautiful sounds at the drop of a hat.

Most of these pieces never made it to the concert hall either.  We picked it up, sight-read it, recorded it, then never looked at it again.  While it might seem trite, to us it was not.  In our haste, we soaked up the spirit of each of these pieces so rapidly, there are few experiences to equal it.  This has been one of my favorite recording projects and my favorite projects with BYU Singers.

The tracklist is as follows:

1. Where Can I Turn for Peace/Grant Us Thy Peace
Joleen Meredith/Felix Mendelssohn

2. O Peace of Christ
David Lantz

3. Love Divine
Howard Goodall

4. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
traditional

5. Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me
arr. John Longhurst

6. O Heart Subdued with Grieving
Johannes Brahms

7. Nearer My God to Thee
arr. David Zabriskie

8. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
arr. Ronald Staheli

9. Ave verum corpus
Will Todd

10. Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree
Malcolm Archer

11. O Sing a Song of Bethlehem
David Zabriskie

12. Lord, Accept Our True Devotion
arr. David Zabriskie

13. Morning Has Broken
Bob Chilcott

14. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
arr. Benjamin Harlan

15. Abide with Me
arr. Molly Ijames

I had the opportunity to actually conduct track number nine, “Ave verum corpus” by Will Todd.  What an amazing experience.  I also had the opportunity to edit track nine as well as track three.  My little recording debut!

You can find more info about this recording here.

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