Telarc Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Jerry Goldsmith New Releases

March 15, in SACD News

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Jerry Goldsmith with the London Symphony Orchestra are the latest artists whose works have been released by Telarc on both two-channel Compact Disc and multi-channel Super Audio CD.

Released on the 5th March and priced at $24.95, ‘The Sound of Glory’ features the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square with conductor Craig Jessop (cat: SACD-60579).

A multi-channel re-recording of the 1959 Grammy® Award-winning ‘Hymn of the Republic’ arrangement, the SACD disc also includes a collection of inspirational hymn tunes arranged by associate directors of the choir, Mack Willberg and Barlow Bradford, that are representative of the music heard around the world on the weekly radio programme ‘Music and the Spoken Word’. See track listing below.

  1. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
  2. Lead, Kindly Light
  3. Arise, O God, and Shine
  4. All Things Bright and Beautiful
  5. Sweet Hour of Prayer
  6. The Lord Is My Shepherd
  7. The King of Love My Shepherd Is
  8. All Creatures of Our God and King
  9. Take Time to Be Holy
  10. The Spirit of God Like a Fire Is Burning
  11. Simple Gifts
  12. Battle Hymn of the Republic
  13. Abide with Me; ‘Tis Eventide
  14. Sing Praise to Him
  15. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  16. I Need Thee Every Hour
  17. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Christus Apollo’, the second new release which became available on the 7th March, features the London Symphony Orchestra and The London Voices with conductor Jerry Goldsmith (cat: SACD-60560, also $24.95)

Jerry Goldsmith, composer of the scores to ‘The Mummy’, ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’, ‘Air Force One’, ‘Twilight Zone: The Movie’, ‘Poltergeist’, ‘Chinatown’, and many more, leads the London Symphony Orchestra and The London Voices in world premiere recordings of his concert music. Featured is ‘Christus Apollo: Cantata Celebrating the Eighth Day of Creation and the Promise of the Ninth’, set to a text by world-renowned science fiction writer Ray Bradbury that was penned in 1969.

Also featured on this recording are two other concert pieces by Goldsmith. ‘Music for Orchestra’, also a 12-tone piece written in 1970 and ‘Fireworks (A Celebration of Los Angeles)’ that was composed for the finale of Goldmith’s first concert series with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in 1999.

Featured artists include Sir Anthony Hopkins who narrates ‘Christus Apollo’ and mezzo-soprano Eirian James.

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